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"When elected to the Security Council, the Maldives will build a reservoir of hope, of trust, of credibility": says Maldives Ambassador at the UN General Assembly

- "We may be small, but we do have the strength in our shoulders, grit in our bones, to carry the lofty ideals and aspirations that define this organisation" New York, 7 November 2017: The Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations Ambassador Ali Naseer Mohamed said that…

The Maldives emphasizes on the need to be objective and accurate in compiling UN Reports

New York: 8 October 2017: The Government of Maldives takes note of the Report of the Secretary-General issued on 6 October 2017 entitled "Children in Armed Conflict". In the Report, the Secretary General notes the substantive progress that the Coalition has made in their efforts to protect the lives, rights, and…

Maldives reiterates its commitment to fight terrorism

3 October 2017, New York Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN, Ambassador Ali Naseer Mohamed today underscored that the act of terrorism should have no place in the civilized world. He particularly condemned, all acts of terrorism, committed in the name of Islam. Ambassador Mohamed made the remarks…

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"Inclusivity is the cornerstone of my Government's social development policies"- Permanent Representative at the UNGA Third Committee

3 October 2017, New York The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed briefed on the efforts of the Government of Maldives to improve the lives of women, children, youth, poor, the elderly and persons with disabilities, during the Third Committee debate on the issue…

Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee

3 October 2017, New York The Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed today highlighted economic progress of the Maldives and noted key areas in which the UN can play an important role in the economic development of countries. While nothing the significant contribution of…

Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee Maldives underlines importance of partnerships, investment, innovation and resilience building at the General Debate of the Second Committee

'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA

23 September 2017, New York, The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim, while speaking at the General Debate of the United Nations Seventy Second Session, stated that unpredictable weather, more frequent and intense natural disasters, unprecedented temperatures, are the norm rather than exception. He emphasized on the importance of cooperation,…

'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA 'The Threat of Climate Change is very real', says Minister Asim at UNGA

Minister Thoriq Ibrahim participates in the Side-Event on harnessing synergies between 2030 Agenda and Paris Agreement

22 September 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, today participated at a High Level Event on harnessing the synergies between the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Paris Agreement organised by UN-DESA and OHRLLS. Speaking at the event, Minister highlighted the the importance of having…

Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

21 November 2017, New York, Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Zenysha Shaheed Zaki, met with the Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Tariq Al Gurg, of Dubai Cares this afternoon at the side-lines of the High Level Segment of the Seventy-Second Session of the United Nations General Assembly. During the meeting, Minister…

Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares Minister of Gender and Family meets with the Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares

"Maldives is on the first line of impact and first line of advocacy on Climate Change" –UN Secretary General

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:24

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26 September 2017, New York

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the United Nations Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres this afternoon. He was joined by the Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim.

At the meeting held at the United Nations headquarters, Minister Asim congratulated the Secretary General on his appointment and commended the Secretary General's leadership on issues such as climate change, sustainable development and counterterrorism.

Mr. Guterres applauded the leadership of the Maldives on climate action, oceans issues and on the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The Secretary General stated that the Maldives is on the first line of impact and first line of advocacy on Climate Change.

The Meeting was held on the sidelines of the Seventy Second session of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Minister Thoriq meets with UNDP Administrator

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:22

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26 September 2017, New York

Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim met with the UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner this afternoon on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

Minister Thoriq and Mr. Steiner discussed ongoing development cooperation between the Maldives and UNDP.  They also discussed ways of enhancing cooperation on areas related to climate change, building resilience and sustainable development.

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Minister Asims calls on the International Community to ban Nuclear Weapons

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:20

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26 September 2017, New York

Minister Asim participated in the High-level plenary meeting convened by the President of the General Assembly to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, this morning.

Speaking at the meeting, Minister Asim called on both the nuclear weapon States and the non-nuclear weapon States to collaborate to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons and weapons technologies, a complete ban on nuclear weapons tests, and to eliminate all nuclear weapons.

Minister Asim also condemned the recent tests of ballistic missiles by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and stated that they were clear violations of international law and an unnecessary act of provocation. Minister Asim, hence urged the DPRK to return to dialogue and to engage constructively in the multilateral platform.

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Minister Asim meets with the High Representative for the OHRLLS

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:17

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26 September 2017, New York, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Mohamed Asim met with the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa 'Utoikamanu, this afternoon.

At a meeting held at the United Nations headquarters, the High Representative briefed Minister on the work carried out by her office in support of Small Island Developing States, and in particular with the Maldives as the chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS). Minister Asim and Ms. 'Utoikamanu also discussed strengthening cooperation and explored ways of enhancing support of the UN in support of SIDS.

The Meeting was held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

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"Maldives leadership in shaping Agenda 2030 is exemplary. It showed what is possible"- UN Deputy Secretary General

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 22:14

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26 September 2017, New York, Minister of Environment and Energy, Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim met with the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Ms. Amina Mohamamed this afternoon.

At a meeting held at the United Nations headquarters, Minister Thoriq briefed the Deputy Secretary General on the activities carried out by the Maldives as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) and discussed ways of enhancing cooperation between the Maldives and the United Nations on key issues such as sustainable development and climate change. Deputy Secretary General recognized the leadership role by the Maldives in shaping the Agenda 2030. She said that the role of Maldives has been exemplary and have showed what is possible.

The Meeting was held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

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