1 March 2016, Geneva - Ref: 104/2016

The Minister of Foreign Affairs H. E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon and Attorney General Mohamed Anil met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights His Excellency Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein this evening. The meeting took place at the sidelines of the ongoing High Level Segment of the thirty first session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

Mr. President, Distinguished Delegates,

Ladies and Gentlemen, Ah-salaam Alaikum, and good afternoon

On 19 October 1987, the former President of Maldives Mr Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, spoke at the UN General Assembly and warned about the dangers that the Maldives was facing from climate change, and said (and I quote), "a mean sea level rise of 2 metres would suffice to virtually submerge the entire country of 1190 islands, most of which barely rise two metres above mean sea level. That would be the death of a nation” (end of quote).  

1 March 2016, Geneva - Ref: 103/2016

Investing in the country’s young democracy is the best way for making the nation politically resilient said Foreign Minister H.E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon while delivering her statement at the High Level Segment of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva this afternoon.

29 February 2016, Geneva - Ref: 102/2016;

Foreign Minister H.E. Dunya Maumoon arrived in Geneva today to attend the High Level Segment of the thirty First Session of the UN Human Rights Council scheduled to be held from 29 February to 4 March 2016. As head of Maldives delegation to the session, the Foreign Minister will be delivering her statement at the High Level Segment on 1 March 2016 at 1700 hrs.  The Minister is scheduled to meet with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and other bilateral partners to discuss issues of mutual interest during the sidelines of the session.

29 February 2016, Male’ - Ref: 101/2016

The new Non-Resident Ambassador of Maldives to Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, H. E. Mr. Ahmed Saleem has presented his Letter of Credence to the President of Nepal H. E. Ms. Bidhya Devi Bhandari, this afternoon. The presentation ceremony was held at the Presidential Palace (Sheethal Nivas) in Nepal.