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Minister Asim meets with Permanent Representatives in New York

20 April 2018, New York; Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim has met today with several Permanent Representatives in New York, to discuss issues of mutual interest, especially with regard to the United Nations Security Council. The Maldives is campaigning for support in its bid to become a member…

Maldives and Côte D'Ivoire establish diplomatic relations

(13 April, New York) The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Côte D'Ivoire have formally established diplomatic relations today. The Joint Communiqué formalising diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by His Excellency Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the…

Maldives and Côte D'Ivoire establish diplomatic relations Maldives and Côte D'Ivoire establish diplomatic relations

Maldives and the Republic of Congo establish diplomatic relations

The Republic of Maldives and the Republic of Congo have formally established diplomatic relations today. The Joint Communiqué formalizing diplomatic relations between the two countries was signed on behalf of the Government of Maldives by His Excellency Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the…

Maldives and the Republic of Congo establish diplomatic relations Maldives and the Republic of Congo establish diplomatic relations

Minister Asim meets Secretary General Guterres

23 March 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Secretary General of the United Nations Mr António Guterres, today. During the meeting, the Secretary General expressed his appreciation for the active contribution of the Maldives, as Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States in…

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Minister Asim meets the President of the General Assembly

  23 March 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the President of the 72nd session of the General Assembly Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, today. During the meeting, the Minister commended the ongoing initiatives of the President of the General Assembly, including his efforts to improve transparency…

Minister Asim meets the President of the General Assembly Minister Asim meets the President of the General Assembly

"Africa is a valued partner of the Maldives" Minister Asim

23 March 2018, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim met with the Permanent Representatives of the Africa Group today, with a view to facilitate greater dialogue and cooperation with the countries of Africa. In this regard, he highlighted the various links that Maldives and African countries have cultivated…

"We need it easier for countries to get the support they need so that no one is left behind", Minister Asim

23 March 2018, New York,Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr Mohamed Asim highlighted the need to focus on accessing finances, especially for large-scale projects, to ensure that countries graduating from the UN category of Least Developed Countries are not left behind. Speaking at a Breakfast Event titled "Leave No One Behind…

Minister Asim hosts luncheon for the Permanent Representatives of the Caribbean countries

23 March 2018, New York, Minister Asim hosted a luncheon meeting for Permanent Representatives of the Caribbean countries During the meeting, Minister Asim and the Permanent Representatives discussed issues of mutual interest, including the promotion and protection of the priorities of Small Island Developing States at the UN, climate change, and…

Minister of State for Finance and Treasury, H.E. Mr. Aslam Shakir, Accentuates the Need to Clarify the Concept of ‘Smooth Transition’ for Graduating Countries

Tuesday, 11 January 2011 14:10

aslamJanuary 11, 2011, New York - Minister of State for Finance and Treasury, H.E. Mr. Aslam Shakir, speaking today at the meeting of the 1st Intergovernmental Preparatory Committee for the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries, highlighted the importance of „smooth transition‟ for countries graduating from LDC status. Although the Maldives considered graduation to be an achievement, he said that the Maldives must not move towards the reality of life as a Middle- Income country with its “eyes wide shut”. On the contrary, he said that we need to be fully aware of the challenges that lie ahead for the Maldives with the loss of LDC benefits and strive to overcome those challenges by speeding up its market based and private sector led economic reforms.

 

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First Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD

Monday, 10 January 2011 13:30

Intergovernmental-MeetingsFirst Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD, UN Headquarters, New York, USA, 10-11 January 2011

The First Intersessional Meeting of UNCSD was held in New York. The informal discussions focused on the objectives and themes of the Conference, which has been charged by the General Assembly to see how efforts to achieve sustainable development can be scaled up, as well as to explore how countries can green their economies and to determine how to strengthen the institutional frameworks for sustainable development. Statements are available here

The second intersessional meeting will take place in New York on 14-15 November 2011.

 

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UNFCCC: Acting Foreign Minister H.E. Mohamed Aslam welcomes Cancun Agreements

Sunday, 19 December 2010 13:50

acting19th December 2010 – The acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, H. E. Mr. Mohamed Aslam has warmly welcomed the outcome of the 16th Conference of Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Cancun, Mexico, as a significant step forward for international efforts to address global warming.

In a letter to the Mexican Foreign Minister Ms. Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, congratulating the success of Cancun, Minister Aslam welcomed Mexico’s strong leadership, and the transparent and inclusive manner in which she conducted the negotiations. He also expressed hope that Ms. Cantellano would continue to play a key role along with South African in the “Troika” that was formed, and that the key elements set down in the Cancun Agreement would eventually form the basis of a new legally-binding treaty to tackle climate change.

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President Nasheed’s contribution to climate change policy recognised at world technology summit

Wednesday, 01 December 2010 14:02

wtmH.E. Mr Mohamed Nasheed, President of the Republic of Maldives was awarded the prize for Policy at the World Technology Awards 2010 convened by the World Technology Network in New York City. The Awards gala was the culmination of a two-day long World Technology Summit that brought together many of the world’s most innovative individuals, firms and organisations across various fields of science and technology.

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Maldives addresses the United Nations General Assembly Second Committee on sustainable development

Monday, 15 November 2010 13:42

sustainable-developmentNovember 2010, New York – The Maldives Mission to the United Nations spoke at the Second Committee about sustainable development issues, outlining concerns common to Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and providing updates on its own progress in addressing those concerns.

The impediments to development caused by a lack of capacity and capital for infrastructural projects were emphasized in context of the lack of fulfillment of aid commitments by donor countries and the widespread effects of globalization. The Maldives urged development partners to honour their aid commitments without delay so that SIDS are more easily able to overcome these hurdles, and called for special WTO considerations in order to facilitate integration into the global economy.

 

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