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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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“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 …

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“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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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THE SECRETARY-GENERAL VIDEO MESSAGE FOR WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

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 …

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