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UN Women calls on global citizens to bring gender equality into focus

(22 May, New York) UN Women today launched a major campaign in the lead-up to the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the historic Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. A year of activities around the world will aim to mobilize governments and citizens alike to picture a world …

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UN Maldives Unveils its ambitious LECReD Programme in Fonadhoo

18 May 2014, Fonadhoo: The United Nations in Maldives launched its ground-breaking project, the Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECReD) Programme in Fonadhoo, Laamu atoll today. The US$9.2 million UN Joint Programme will be implemented as a collaborative effort by UNDP, UNICEF, UNOPS, UNFPA, UN WOMEN, WHO and FAO. It …

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UNFPA Regional Director Commends High Institutional Delivery and Acknowledges on Challenges for Availability of Reproductive Health Commodities

Over the past decade, Maldives has achieved remarkable progress in terms of development and economic growth earning praise from key partners across the region. Most notably, Maldives’ graduation from a Least Developed Country to a Middle Income Country has seen significant progress in the economic sector, with the country’s GDP …

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IOM Helps Combating People Smuggling and Human Trafficking in the Maldives

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the Maldives has concluded a five-day capacity building training in Male for 26 frontline immigration and border control officers to combat people smuggling. The training is part of a broader project on Capacity Building in Migration Management in the Maldives funded by the …

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MY World Global Week of Action (GWA) Kicks Off Across the World

7 May 2014 Male’ Maldives – The MY World Global Week of Action (GWA), a worldwide mobilization effort that allows people to have a direct say in shaping a better world, kicked off on Monday (5 May 2014). Official data collected from MY World campaign shows that more than 2 …

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the UN issues a joint statement on the closure of UN Building

6 May 2014, Male’: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations in Maldives has issued a joint statement regarding the closure of UN Building. The joint statement reads as follows; “The UN Building on Buruzu Magu was vacated on 30 April 2014 due to structural damage to the building and concerns …

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UN Maldives and Government of Maldives Hold Initial Consultation Meeting on UNDAF

The United Nations in Maldives held an initial consultation meeting with the Government of Maldives on the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) roll-out process, endorsing the UNDAF road map with the timeline as proposed. During the meeting held on April 28, 2014, senior officials from the Ministry of …

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Theatre promoting dialogue, understanding and uplifting spirits of communities

“Finally, after 8 years, we were able to share our stories with each other” Kolhufushi Island in Meemu Atoll was among the most affected during the 2004 tsunami, with inhabitants living in temporary housing even today. The unfortunate twist of fate and dire living conditions mean the islanders are faced …

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Press Release Regarding the Request for Asylum by Mr. Ahmed Abbas

The following  press release was prepared by the United Nations in New York and issued in Male’ related to the recent request for asylum by Mr. Ahmed Abbas. On Thursday 2nd November, Mr. Ahmed Abbas, a Maldivian national, entered the UN premises in Male’ and sought asylum.  The Government informed …

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Deployment of a Human Rights Adviser to the UN Country Team in the Maldives

Malé, Maldives: The UN Resident Coordinator in the Maldives, Mr. Patrice Coeur-Bizot, announced the imminent deployment of a Human Rights Adviser to the UN Country Team (UNCT) in the Maldives, for an initial period of 6-12 months. The Human Rights Adviser will be placed in the Office of the UN …

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