Welcome to the website of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Mauritius
to the United Nations
The Mauritius Mission represents the Republic of Mauritius
in deliberations of all organs of the United Nations in
Mauritius acceded to independence on 12 March 1968 and
was admitted as the 124th Member State of the United Nations
on24 April 1968.
Mauritius is strongly committed to multilateral diplomacy
and has taken an active part in promoting the objectives
of the UN Charter, in its national capacity as well as
a member of the African Group, G77 and Non-Aligned Movement.
As a member of the Commonwealth and of the Francophonie,
Mauritius works closely with the members of both groups
at the UN.
More recently, Mauritius has also acted through the group
of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Alliance
of Small States (AOSIS) and the Forum of Small States
(FOSS) to promote the interests of small states and in
particular small island developing states on matters relating
to trade and economic issues, climate change and sustainable
Mauritius has also taken an active interest in issues
relating to the promotion of human rights, the law of
the sea and reform/revitalization of the United Nations.
The Permanent Mission in New York acts as a channel for
Mauritius’ continued support to the United Nations and
for its crucial role in promoting peace, development and
Milan J.N Meetarbhan
Ambassador and Permanent Representative