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Maldives Human Development Report 2014

The Maldives Human Development Report 2014 – Bridging the Divide: Addressing vulnerabilities, Reducing Inequalities – focuses on themes of vulnerability and inequality. The report aims to understand the inequalities and vulnerabilities facing the Maldives, while highlighting on the need for more evidence-based decision making in the country.

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Maldivian Government Hopes to Endorse the National Youth Health Strategy In the Near Future, Youth Minister says

The Maldivian government hopes to pass a crucial youth bill encompassing all areas related to young people in the coming months, Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Maleeh Jamal announced at a recent regional youth consultation meeting held in Male’. As the Minister puts it, the key legislation essential to …

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WHO urges safe blood transfusions to save mothers

13 June 2014, Colombo: Globally, 800 mothers die every day during pregnancy, childbirth or in the postpartum period – 99% of them in the developing world. Severe bleeding during delivery or after childbirth is the commonest cause of maternal mortality and contributes to around 31% of maternal deaths in Asia. …

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UNDP Facilitates Orientation Programme for the newly-elected Members of Parliament

The Secretariat of the People’s Majlis and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly conducted a one-day workshop for the newly-elected members of the 18th Parliament on Monday (26 May 2014).  The Parliamentary elections were held on 22nd March which saw 85 MPs including 55 new MPs being elected. The …

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UN Women calls on global citizens to bring gender equality into focus

(22 May, New York) UN Women today launched a major campaign in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. A year of activities around the world will aim to mobilize governments and citizens alike to picture a world …

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UN Maldives Launches its ground-breaking LECReD Programme in Fonadhoo

The United Nations in Maldives launched its ground-breaking project, the Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECReD) Programme in Fonadhoo, Laamu atoll on Sunday, 18 May 2014. The US$9.2 million UN Joint Programme will be implemented as a collaborative effort by UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, UNFPA, UN WOMEN, WHO and FAO. It …

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UN Maldives Unveils its ambitious LECReD Programme in Fonadhoo

18 May 2014, Fonadhoo: The United Nations in Maldives launched its ground-breaking project, the Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECReD) Programme in Fonadhoo, Laamu atoll today. The US$9.2 million UN Joint Programme will be implemented as a collaborative effort by UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, UNFPA, UN WOMEN, WHO and FAO. It …

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UNFPA Regional Director Commends High Institutional Delivery and Acknowledges on Challenges for Availability of Reproductive Health Commodities

Over the past decade, Maldives has achieved remarkable progress in terms of development and economic growth earning praise from key partners across the region. Most notably, Maldives’ graduation from a Least Developed Country to a Middle Income Country has seen significant progress in the economic sector, with the country’s GDP …

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UNESCO Project Provides Lessons for Stakeholders to Understand Challenges in Science Education in Maldives

UNESCO marked the successful conclusion of its project aimed at capacity development in Science Education in Maldives. The project conducted under a Japanese Funds in Trust (JFIT) programme was aimed to assisting Maldives in enhancing the quality of education through capacity building of teachers and educators reinforced with in-country enhancement …

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MY World Global Week of Action (GWA) Kicks Off Across the World

7 May 2014 Male’ Maldives – The MY World Global Week of Action (GWA), a worldwide mobilization effort that allows people to have a direct say in shaping a better world, kicked off on Monday (5 May 2014). Official data collected from MY World campaign shows that more than 2 …

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