Inclusion of Special Education Needs across the Education Spectrum

Inclusive education policy of Ministry of Education outlines that Special Educational Needs (SEN) is an integral component of the education system. In order to provide equal opportunities for all the children, a SEN class has been established in each atoll. SEN is a new area for many teachers and lacks …


Count Me In: Census 2014 Officially Launched

The long awaited Census will be conducted in Maldives in September 2014. During the nationwide population count, all people who are residing in the Maldives will be counted, including, for the first time, the expatriate population. Census is a crucial mechanism to collect important data for policy formulation and development …


Meeting on Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the Maldives

A meeting was organized in collaboration with the World Health Organization and Health Protection Agency for the implementation of the WHO Framework on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in the Maldives. One of the major aims of the meeting was to identify and pinpoint mechanisms for multisectoral actions to control tobacco in …

UPR Picture

Workshop on Universal Periodic Review Prepares Stakeholders for the Next Cycle

The Human Rights Adviser’s team at UN Maldives supported a workshop organised by the Human Rights Commission of the Maldives (HRCM) to prepare stakeholders for the up coming Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Maldives in May 2015.  The one-day workshop was designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding …


UNFPA Maldives Takes Part in Global Selfie Campaign for Youth

UNFPA Maldives took part in the ‘Selfie Campaign’ targeted at youth worldwide as part of its global youth campaign. The selfie campaign was launched in Maldives on 2 July in the run up to this year’s World Population Day on July 11 under the theme of ´Investing in Young People’. …


Lifting the veil that keeps young people locked in a chamber of isolation and silence

More than 100,000 young people die from self-harm every year in the Asia-Pacific region. Over half of them are young women. In Asia and the Pacific, self-harm is the leading cause of death for young women and the second-highest cause of death for young men. As many as half of …


Gender Advocates in Maldives Discuss Ways of Mobilising to Promote Gender Equality in Islam

Muslim women around the world have seen their participation in the private and public sphere curtailed or restricted, to varying degrees, on the basis of religion. This is also the case in the Maldives, where religion is often used as a weapon to justify violence against women, to prevent women’s …


UNDAF Roll-Out Training Focuses on Human Rights Based Approach to Programming

The Resident Coordinator’s Office at UN Maldives together with UN Women and UNEP organized a training workshop on “UNDAF Roll-Out Training: Human Rights Based Approach to Programming, Integrating Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability” targeted at UNCT members and planning and program level staff at UN Maldives. The 3-day workshop was …

Bruce's visit

UNOPS Regional Director for Asia, Europe and Middle East visits Maldives on an official tour in Asia

UNOPS Regional Director for Asia, Europe and Middle East, Mr. Bruce McCarron visited the Maldives together with South Asia Regional Hub Director and Representative, Ms. Francoise Jacobs on 5th June 2014. During his visit, he met with Government partner Ministers with whom UNOPS is currently implementing various developmental projects. At …


Review and formulation of the Health Master Plan 2006-2015

A meeting was held to review and formulate the existing Health Master Plan in the Maldives which will be in use from year 2006 to 2015. During her speech, the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to the Republic of Maldives Dr Akjemal Magtymova stated that the review and formulation of …