Maldives Military

Maldives 1997

Maldives is a country located in Asia. According to AbbreviationFinder, MV is the two-letter ISO code of Maldives, and MDV is the three-letter country abbreviation for Maldives.

Yearbook 1997

Maldives. According to Countryaah, the national day of Maldives is July 26. Maldives President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom appeared at the United Nations Environment Conference in New York in June. He claimed that time was running out for the small island nations and therefore urged the industrialized countries to reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide and other so-called greenhouse gases. He warned that rising sea levels would otherwise drown several of the islands, including the Maldives, in the relatively near future. He referred to calculations that showed that sea level as a result of global warming will rise by between 30 and 100 cm by the year 2100 which, according to Gayoom, would drown up to 80% of the Maldives.

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In October, Gayoom received scientific support from experts who appeared at a climate conference in Bonn, Germany. According to the experts, the entire existence of the Maldives is threatened if sea levels continue to rise at the current rate even into the next century.

The cooperative bodies of the islands therefore proposed that the world’s total greenhouse gas emissions in 2005 should be 20% below 1990 levels. The industrial nations considered such a reduction unacceptable, and at the large climate conference in Japanese Kyoto in December, after hard negotiations, an agreement was reached on a slightly more than five percent reduction until 2012.

MALDIVES. – In 1932 a new constitution was introduced under which the sultanate was endowed with a popular assembly of thirty-three members and a cabinet of four ministers presided over by a prime minister chosen by the sultan from among the members of the assembly. From 1946 to ’48 the islands depended politically on Ceylon, then they became an autonomous Dominion, within the British Commonwealth, whose statute was regulated (1948) by a treaty that left the defense and relations with the United Kingdom to Great Britain. ‘abroad. The British government exercised this right through the High Commissioner to the Colombo government. In December 1952 the sultanate was abolished and on 10 January 1953 the republic was proclaimed with president Amir Amin Didi.

The airport that the Royal Air Force established on the island of Gan (Addu atoll) during the Second World War was restored in 1952 and on 10 February 1960 the Maldivian government ceded the island to Great Britain for thirty ‘ years. A new agreement with Great Britain was signed on February 14, 1960: this agreement establishes the full independence of the islands as regards internal affairs, but continues to ensure Great Britain control of defense and foreign relations.

According to the 1956 census, the population of the islands is 81,950; the capital Male (on the island of the King) has 8,000 residents.