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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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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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Maldives introduces injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV)

MALE’, 03 March 2015 – Maldives today introduced the injectable Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV) into its routine immunization schedule, in a key step to accelerate global eradication of polio. Despite the certification of South-East Asia as polio-free in March 2014, the risk persists until the disease is eradicated globally. The universal …

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UN Maldives Commends Government Response to Water Crisis in Male’

Male’, 8 December 2014 – The United Nations in Maldives commends the outstanding response by the Government of Maldives in providing relief to the water crisis in Male’ that commenced on 4 Dec 2014. The 130,000 residents in Male’ are being provided bottled water and desalinated water via public taps …

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Rain Water Pumped from UN Building to be Treated Before Public Use

Male’, 7 December 2014 – The tests done on rain water stored underground the UN Building on Buruzu Magu showed that water needs to be treated before drinking.  According to Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) and Maldives Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC), the water will be treated accordingly before making it available …

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UN Maldives to Provide 180 Tonnes of Rain Water

Male’, 5 December 2014 – The United Nations in Maldives in coordination with National Disaster Management Center (NDMC) and logistic support from the Ministry of Defence and National Security  will be distributing  about 180 tonnes of rain water stored underground the UN Building on Buruzu Magu to the general population …

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