The Maldivian delegation led by Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohamed Asim has departed to New York to attend the High-level segment of the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
Foreign Minister Asim will be joined by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Dr. Mohamed Shainee, Minister of Environment and Energy Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim, Minister of Gender and Family Ms. Aminath Zenysha Shaheed Zaki, Foreign Secretary Mr. Ahmed Sareer, Secretary Bilateral Mr. Ahmed Khaleel, Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the UN, Dr. Ali Naseer Mohamed, and staff of the Permanent Mission of the Maldives to the UN in New York.
As the head of the delegation, Minister Asim will address at UNGA General Debate on 23rd September, addressing key areas of development in the Maldives. This year’s theme for the General Debate is: “Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”.
Maldives will host several side events at the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UNGA session. These include a meeting chaired by Minister Asim on Countering Violent Extremism: Promoting Community Level Prevention; a meeting chaired by Minister of Environment and Energy Mr. Thoriq Ibrahim on Small Island Developing States responding to climate impacts and planning for sustainable future. Leadership, Innovation, and Partnership; an event chaired by Minister of Gender and Family Ms. Aminath Zeneesha Shaheed Zaki on preventing violence against children; a side event chaired by Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture Dr. Mohamed Shainee on Securing a Future for the Oceans: Leveraging Sustainable Fisheries for Conservation of Marine Resources.
The Maldivian Delegation has meetings and bilateral discussions planned with the heads of delegations of other UN Member States to discuss on Maldives candidature for the United Nations Security Council for the term 2019-2020. Matters in relation to the development and Economic advancement of the Maldives will also be discussed during these meetings.