Speech by UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Shoko Noda at the Signing Ceremony of UNDAF 2016-2020

Her Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Dunya Maumoon Members of UNDAF Outcome Groups Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen! It is an honor and a privilege for me to be here today. On behalf of the United Nations in the Maldives I renew our partnership with the Government and the …

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Government of Maldives and UN sign new strategic framework to deliver development results over the next five years

Male’, 24 August 2015: The Government of Maldives and the United Nations in the Maldives agrees to work together on four areas to deliver development results in the next 5 years. The 2016-2020 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ms. Dunya …

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Secretary-General’s Message for International Youth Day 2015

Emerging threats, violent extremism, shifting political conditions, economic turmoil and social transformations are combining to heighten the challenges facing the world’s young people. No one knows better than them the issues at stake or the best way to respond. That is why I am calling on young people to speak …


[Reissue] WHO Vacancy Notice: Administrative Assistant

WHO Office in Maldives is seeking applications from interested candidates for the position of Administrative Assistant. Application Closing Date: 03 August 2015 For further information on the post and application instructions, please refer to the attached Vacancy Notice below:  


UNDP supports World Environment Day Celebrations

This year’s World Environment Day celebrations kicked off with a series of events. One of the most significant event was the ‘One Nation Coral Revival’ event—the largest turquoise fest in the country. The two-day coral revival event was organized by local NGO Save the Beach in Villimale which centred on …

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Living with Water

Today, 5th June is World Environment Day, a day celebrated every year around the world to encourage awareness and action for the environment.  This year’s theme, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”, highlights the global citizen’s responsibility towards sustainable living as a way of securing our future; one …


About Us

Maldives became a member state of United Nations in September 1965. At the UN, Maldives has been strongly vocal on many issues from vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to promoting democracy and human rights, addressing climate change, promoting women’s rights and advocating for gender equality. UN Country Team (UNCT) in …


Shimla’s Story

As we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Maldives’ membership at United Nations, check out some of the key areas in which UN is making a difference in Maldives. The story in this infomercial portrays the partnership between the United Nations and the Government of Maldives and other stakeholders to improve the lives …


Maldives launches first-ever national Child Abuse Prevention Campaign, “AHAN ….. LISTEN TO US”

MALE’, Maldives, 10 May 2015 – Today on the national Children’s Day, a nationwide campaign on child abuse prevention invites every Maldivian to be part of the solution to stop violence against children and protect their innocence. “AHAN….. LISTEN TO US” campaign launched by the Ministry of Law and Gender …


Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016

“Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights” unveils a far-reaching alternative policy agenda to transform economies and make gender equality a reality.