- Auditor General refers to prosecute Jihad regarding MVR 300 million loan issue
- Govt Oversight Committee to decide on cabinet approval issue on 23 Dec
- President Yameen Ratifies Anti-Human Trafficking Bill
- Minister at the President’s Office Scheduled to Attend OIC Council of Foreign Ministers Session
- Baros Maldives celebrates its 40th anniversary
- It is a worry if authorities don’t take action against law breakers- Shameem
- Gasim proved his love for the nation in the Presidential election- Ameen
- Many challenges even after catching illegal expats- Immigration
- All basic items will be sold cheap if all due payments are settled- Adam Azim
- National Flag to be flown at half-mast following death of former President of South Africa
- Vice President praises Nelson Mandela as a model of leadership for equality and rights
- Several issues regarding the school system would be resolved in time for new academic year – Vice President
- “Nelson Mandela was a source of Unrivalled Inspiration for Recent Generations” – President Yameen
World Ozone Day celebration was held
World Ozone Day activities to mark the 25th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer was held in Male’ 16th September 2012.
A children’s evening was celebrated in Republic Square, and 25 students selected by the Swimming Association of Maldives swam from Male’ Atoll Funadhoo to Male’ carrying balloons with the Ozone Day theme.
The event was graced by Dr. Mohamed Waheed and Madam Ilham Hussain. President Waheed awarded certificates to the participants of the swimming event, as well winners of the inter school essay writing competition held to mark the day.
A plaque in recognition of the participation of Maldives in the Montreal Protocol was presented on behalf of the Ozone Secretariat by Ms. Zeba Bukhari, the Representative of UNICEF to HE President Waheed.
This year’s International Day is celebrated under the theme “Protecting our atmosphere for generations to come”.
Hailed as the most successful treaty in UN history – for achieving universal ratification and meeting its targets ahead of schedule, the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer will be celebrated its 25th anniversary.
The Protocol, which was ratified by 197 countries, has enabled reductions of over 98 per cent of all global production and consumption of controlled ozone-depleting substances.
The Protocol also oversaw the global phase-out of chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs) by 2010. Global observations have verified that atmospheric levels of key ozone depleting substances are going down and it is believed that with implementation of the Protocol’s provisions the ozone layer should return to pre-1980 levels by 2050 to 2075.
A bicycle race to mark World Ozone Day will be held on 29 September 2012.