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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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UNRC Shoko Noda’s speech at the National Dialogue on SDG Targets

First and foremost, my sincere thanks to the Ministry of Environment and Energy for hosting this event. I am delighted to be a part of this important moment – the first national level dialogue on SDGs in the Maldives. The Maldives is truly a special country, not only in its …

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Press Releases

Senior U.N. Official concludes official visit to the Maldives

Mr. Tamrat Samuel, Senior Adviser to the United Nations Department of Political Affairs, has concluded his visit to the Maldives, which began on 16 April 2016. During the visit, the Senior Adviser held extensive discussions with President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, Foreign Minister Dunya Maumoon, other senior government officials, leaders …

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On Visit to the Maldives, Senior U.N. Official to Encourage Political Dialogue

 Male’, 15 April 2016 – Mr. Tamrat Samuel, Senior Advisor in the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations, will visit the Maldives from 16 to 24 April. Mr. Samuel’s visit, which comes as a follow-up to ASG Jenča’s mission in February this year, is aimed at laying the …

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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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UN News Room

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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