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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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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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Greater strides for Gender Equality

By Ms.Shoko Noda, the Resident Coordinator of United Nations Maldives ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it up for Gender Equality’. This is the 2016 theme for the International Women’s Day celebrated throughout the world on 8th of March. On this day I ask the Government, non-governmental organizations, private sector, and …

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Introducing Sea : a young and aspiring author from Maldives

To mark the International Women`s Day, we are pleased to introduce Sea, a young and aspiring author from Maldives. On her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/soakingpoetry/, she publishes her short but fierce texts, always thought provoking, deep and touching. Sea writes about men and women of Maldives, which she describes as “living by …

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Living with Water

Today, 5th June is World Environment Day, a day celebrated every year around the world to encourage awareness and action for the environment.  This year’s theme, “Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care”, highlights the global citizen’s responsibility towards sustainable living as a way of securing our future; one …

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Consider us development partners, not donors: UNDP

Please don’t see us as a source of funding, please don’t see United Nations Development Program as a donor, we are a development partner to you, an equal partner, said UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific Haoliang Xu. Speaking in an exclusive interview …

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Removing the barriers: The Maldivian society as a whole will benefit by removing the barriers for women to contribute

As my first field trip, I visited Hulhumeedhoo, the South of the Maldives, where I met Shafaaf Rizwan, the President of Meedhoo Ekuveringe Cheynu (MEC) and MEC members.  The MEC is a women’s community based organisation in Hulhumeedhoo and works for women’s economic empowerment. Starting from their initial engagement in …

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UNICEF Strengthens Partnerships with Civil Society Organizations to Promote Maternal and Child Nutrition

There is a recognised need to optimise nutritional status before pregnancy, during pregnancy, the post-partum period and breastfeeding, and in the early years of life. The nutritional status of the pregnant women influences the growth and physical and mental development of the foetus. It has a major impact on infant …

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