9 February 2017, New York: The Maldives, as the Chair of the Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) convened an interactive dialogue with His Excellency Mr. Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations, providing an opportunity for Member States to discuss the priorities and issues of importance for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The meeting was chaired by His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Sareer, the Permanent Representative of Maldives to the United Nations.

6 February 2016, New York: At the fifty-fifth meeting of the Commission on Social Development, the theme of which was "Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all", held on 1-10 February 2017 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Maldives called attention to the key role of human capital development to eliminating poverty and realizing sustainable development.

His Excellency Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed met with Mr. Shingo Yamagami, Director-General (Acting) and Mr. Koichi Ai, Director of Research Coordination of Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) today in Tokyo during the Foreign Secretary’s official visit to Japan.

26 January 2016, New York; Speaking at a high-level dialogue of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Mr Ahmed Sareer, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Maldives to the United Nations, called for the inclusion of climate change, alongside sustainable development and sustaining peace, as part of a triangular, inter-linked framework that placed the most vulnerable at the centre, in particular Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

The Chinese New Year was celebrated with Maldives food in a community event co-organised by the Embassy and Travel and Leisure Magazine. Hosted by the Ambassador’s wife Madam Jeehan Saleem, the event was held at Dongcheng District community centre. Around 30 families joined in the activity and enjoyed a traditional Maldivian breakfast prepared by   Madam Jeehan.  During the event information was provided about the Maldives, and particularly about its food