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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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An era of new partnerships

By Shoko Noda & Vikram Sinha 2015 is a milestone year for many reasons—both nationally and globally. It marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the UN, the 50th year of independence of the Maldives, 50 years of UN-Maldives partnership, deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) implementation and …

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Ooredoo Commits to the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda

Mobile technology has an important role to play in helping achieve the UN’s ambitious targets   Ooredoo has pledged its commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (“Global Goals”), which aim to eradicate extreme poverty, improve the lives of people and create an all-round healthier world for tomorrow. These …

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Secretary-General’s Message on World Tourism Day 2015

This year´s World Tourism Day highlights the global potential of tourism for socio-economic development.  With more than one billion international tourists now traveling the world each year, tourism has become a powerful and transformative force that is making a genuine difference in the lives of millions of people. The potential …

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Speech by UN Resident Coordinator Ms. Shoko Noda at the Signing Ceremony of UNDAF 2016-2020

Her Excellency Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Dunya Maumoon Members of UNDAF Outcome Groups Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen! It is an honor and a privilege for me to be here today. On behalf of the United Nations in the Maldives I renew our partnership with the Government and the …

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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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Laamu Climate Change Forum highlights local perspective on challenges of climate change

21 April 2015, Laamu Fonadhoo – The Laamu Climate Change Forum (LCCF) ended today in Laamu Fonadhoo. This Forum was an important platform for the communities of Laamu Atoll to engage in constructive dialogue on local issues that are impacted by climate change. Held under the theme ‘Climate Resilience and …

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Climate Resilience and Laamu – The first “Laamu Climate Change Forum” convenes in Fonadhoo

20 April 2015, Laamu Fonadhoo – UN Maldives together with the Government of the Maldives and Laamu Atoll Council has today inaugurated the first-ever Laamu Climate Change Forum (LCCF). The two-day Forum entitled “Climate Resilience and Laamu” is being held in Laamu Fonadhoo on 20th and 21st April 2015. This …

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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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