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Invisible Chains: Story of Trafficking

On International Migrants Day (18 December), Ihma Shareef writes a fictional story of human trafficking, calling for protection of migrants’ rights in the Maldives. My name is M.D. Kumar[1]. I have one beautiful daughter and a wife who is pregnant with our second child. For most of my life, I …

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Q&A: Rights advocate calls for affirmative action for Maldives women

As published by Maldives Independent In August, the Maldives parliament approved the Gender Equality Act, a law hailed as ground-breaking as it sets out the role of government, political parties and businesses in bridging gender gaps in political, economic and family life. The law adds to a host of legislation …

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Maldives joins the global discussion on women’s participation and leadership in peace and security

MALE`, 1 November 2016: – The United Nations in Maldives and the UN Women Multi-Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka organized a workshop to discuss women’s participation and leadership in peace and security based on the principles of the historic UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Under the …

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Life under for the life above

“It`s a country which is more sea than land. There, all men are rovers of the sea; all women, daughters of the waves” – The Maldives Islands, 1949   By Shoko Noda Squeezed in a subway in Tokyo one morning in 1992, I wondered how many fellow commuters had ever …

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Maldives pioneers UN resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security in Asia-Pacific

MALE`, 30 August 2016: – The United Nations in Maldives in close partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Maldives has launched today, the UN Security Council Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, making Maldives the first country in the Asia Pacific region to honor this …

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Op-ed on World Hepatitis Day 2016 by Dr Arvind Mathur, WHO Representative to Maldives

Know Hepatitis, act now! WHO urges Maldives to take rapid action to improve knowledge on hepatitis prevention and care and for technologies to be made available at all levels of the health system. Viral Hepatitis is a group of diseases which affects 400 million people globally. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis …

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Senior United Nations Official Concludes Visit to the Maldives

Mr. Tamrat Samuel, Senior Advisor in the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations, completed a four-day visit to the Maldives this evening and left the country. During his stay, Mr. Samuel met with President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, senior government officials, political party representatives and civil society representatives, …

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Death penalty and corporal punishment

This statement was first issued on 15 May 2013. The position of the United Nations Country Team Maldives on the death penalty and corporal punishment is guided by international human rights law, particularly the international legal commitments undertaken by the Maldives. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated, “The United …

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Local development planning as a key to promote island resilience

Local development planning is key to improve island resilience and to promote a new more sustainable path to local development. The integrated planning approach proposed by ‪LECReD Programme has been adopted by national and local authorities and will form the base for island development plans and local financial plans for the period …

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Development Planning and Financial Planning Training of Trainers Workshop

The Development Planning and Financial Planning Training of Trainers Workshop was conducted in Kaafu Atoll Thulusdhoo, organized by the Local Government Authority (LGA). The trained participants includes 42 Atoll Council and City Council Representatives and 16 LGA staff members. The workshop, conducted from 8th-12th May 2016, aimed at strengthening governance …

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