Maldives Ambassador to Focus on Importance of the World’s Oceans

February 25, 2014

In March, the GFDD Global Roundtable will be hosting His Excellency Ambassador Sareer of the Permanent Mission of Maldives to the United Nations to discuss the importance of oceans within the framework of the Sustainable Development. The Ambassador will be speaking from the perspective as one of the highest representatives of an island nation taking the brunt of the perilous effects of climate change.

An accomplished diplomat, Ambassador Sareer was
appointed to the Maldives Mission as Ambassador/chargé d’affaires in February 2012. A career foreign service officer, Ambassador Sareer joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in February in 1986 and served as a desk officer until February 1988. From there his career has taken him to many countries. In Colombo, Sri Lanka he served as third secretary and later counselor and deputy high commissioner at the Maldives embassy. In Kathmandu, Nepal he was appointed director of the
Secretariat of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). In Brussels, he occupied the post of chargé d’affaires at the Maldives Mission to the European Union and in London as deputy high commissioner at the Maldives. Finally, from December 2009 until his recent appointment, Ambassador Sareer served as the high commissioner of Maldives to Bangladesh.

The session will be structured as an interactive discussion between Ambassador Sareer and
GFDD’s Executive Director, Ms. Natasha Despotovic that will be streamed on The Foundations’ websites.

About the Global Roundtable
In close association with the United Nations, the Mission of the Dominican Republic to the UN, GFDD organizes regular meetings with UN Ambassadors and other prominent figures in the international community in an effort to spread the news, knowledge and understanding of
other countries, global issues and work of different United Nations bodies to its audience in the Dominican Republic, the US and around the world.

The regular series, GFDD Global Roundtable is also a part of GFDD’s program to support the work of the United Nations and, as a non-governmental institution affiliated to it, contribute to the visibility and understanding of its work.

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