UN Maldives Vacancy: Security Coordinator

Under the overall guidance of the Designated Official (DO), the Country Security Focal Point (CSFP) and Coordination Specialist, the Security Coordinator (SC) supports the Security Management Team (SMT) by coordinating security planning, security training and security risk management. The SC will also support the United Nations Department for Safety and …


“Skill-building opportunities, access to professionals in the field, and a safe space for individuals from different backgrounds to interact with one another” Izman Suhail, 22 years old

I was born in the Maldives which is a developing country that is extremely vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Growing up in the capital city Male’, I experienced the politics of Maldivian development firsthand and this influenced my interests and future aspirations. Now, as a 22-year-old Political Science …


“I hope to see a day when more organizations and individuals alike take initiatives to promote the provision of spaces for young people to share their voices” Fathmath Yamaan Shuau, 18 years old

How unfortunate is it, that in this rapidly changing world young people are still struggling to be heard. To be understood. Often gaps between generations can divide us as one party struggles to relate to the other. These feelings of being misunderstood translates into loneliness and more often than not, …

UNDP Maldives

“A safe space to open up, talk about the issues in my field, and also those facing the society with like-minded people” Fathmath Nafha Asim, 21 years old

I have been living in Maldives, ‘the tropical paradise’, for more than twenty-one years and yet there are so many things I haven’t been able to explore. Our country, with its stunning white sand beaches and amazing underwater world, has always lured my interest in the marine field. However, I …

Tatiana Almeida/UNFPA

“My life, my choices” Shaaha, 21 years old

I am a journalist, an artist and a business woman. I can support my family while working towards my financial independence, I can provide for them. Just because I am a woman people think that I need someone – a husband, they say – to provide for me and my …


Assistant Secretary-General Miroslav Jenča visits Maldives to discuss Presidential Elections

Note to Correspondents Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs Miroslav Jenča started his visit in Malé today to discuss the preparations for the presidential elections taking place in Maldives on 23 September. He underlined to all interlocutors the utmost priority of ensuring peaceful, fair and transparent elections. Mr. Jenča met with …

exhibition3 - a winner in the Painting category

Youth for Peace Art Contest “Islam – Religion of Peace and Tolerance”

The Youth for Peace Art contest titled “Islam – Religion of Peace and Tolerance”, jointly organized by JCI Maldives, UN Maldives, and Maldives National Center for the Arts, has concluded last week with an award ceremony for the best works in three artistic categories. Reflecting on the messages behind the …


UNFPA Vacancy – National Consultant to Review 3rd National Reproductive Health Strategy

We are looking for a professional to work with an International Consultant in the implementation review of the third National Reproductive Health Strategy (NRHS) based on the lessons learnt and taking into consideration the rights and needs of the resident population in Maldives. Duration and working schedule: 15 days over a three months period …



THE SECRETARY-GENERAL VIDEO MESSAGE FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY 3 May 2018 A free press is essential for peace, justice and human rights for all. It is crucial to building transparent and democratic societies and keeping those in power accountable. It is vital for sustainable development. Journalists and media workers …