As a small island state Maldives plays a unique role in global affairs. Since its Independence in 1965,  Maldives has developed robust relationships with a wide variety of states, international institutions and nongovernmental organisations and taken a lead role in international negotiations on issues that are Maldives and other small island states are most vulnerable to, such as climate change and environmental protection, promotion of democracy and human rights.

In addition, the Permanent Mission of Maldives is also the accredited Embassy to Switzerland, Italy and Turkey.

(Information on the Maldives’ engagement with working groups, UN entities, and concerns raised by domestic political actors will be added shortly)