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The Wildfire of Hate Speech

ANTÓNIO GUTERRES Around the world, hate is on the march. A menacing wave of intolerance and hate-based violence is targeting worshipers of many faiths across the globe.  Sadly – and disturbingly – such vicious incidents are becoming all too familiar. In recent months, we have seen Jews murdered in synagogues, …

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Maldives: Moment of political hope at risk from environmental and fundamentalist threats to culture, says UN expert

MALE (18 June 2019) – A UN human rights expert says the Republic of the Maldives should grab the chance offered by a moment of reform and optimism to strengthen Maldivian culture as a key response to the existential threat of climate change, and as a vital resource for combating …

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL VIDEO MESSAGE FOR WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 2019

World Environment Day highlights how much we all rely on nature and on our planet’s health. The quality of the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe — all depend on protecting the natural world. But the environment is facing unprecedented perils, caused by human …

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Farewell Speech of UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Maldives, Ms. Shoko Noda

Your Excellency Foreign Minister Abdullah Shahid, Your Excellencies honorable Ministers, Your Excellencies Ambassadors Representatives from private sector and civil society WHO Representative Dr. Arvind Mathur Our distinguished UN colleagues and friends, Thank you all so much for joining me here this afternoon.  Your presence means a lot to me.  I …

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Vacancy: National Consultant for UNDAF Evaluation

United Nations in Maldives is looking for a National Consultant for UNDAF Evaluation (Only for Maldivian Nationals). Application Deadline: 24 February 2019 More info: https://bit.ly/2N2NYUH

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Speech of UN Resident Coordinator in Maldives for UN Day 2018

Distinguished guests from the Government and State Institutions, Your Excellencies and Members of the Diplomatic Corps, Partners from the Civil Society and Private Sector, Friends of the UN, My dear UN colleagues,   Ladies and Gentlemen.   Assalaam Alaikum!   And a very warm welcome to the 2018 UN Day …

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“A safe space to dream, allow those dreams to evolve into ideas and eventually see those ideas turn into workable goals” Hishma, 26 years old

I am Hishma. I am a 26 year old who loves writing, travelling and creating. I thrive when I am around the ocean and happy humans. I am passionate about healing the world through compassion and love and encouraging humans to step into their power and light. Miyaheli by UNDP …

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“We have education but not quality education, that is different” Matheen, 24 years old

I came to Male’ when I was 16. Educational opportunities are very limited in the island where I was born so I believed that education was more accessible here because it is free. Then I realized that we have access to education but not to quality education. This is different …

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“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 …

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“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, …

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