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Launching of MaldivInfo

Male’, 27 June 2007 – A powerful new tool for measuring the progress of development in the Maldives was launched today.  “MaldivInfo” is a database with mapping capabilities that will provide policymakers, media and the general public with up-to-date information on key social indicators used to track the country’s progress …

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Speech by the RC – Maldives Partnership Forum

Opening Remarks by Mr. Patrice Coeur-Bizot, UN Resident Coordinator for the Maldives Partnership Forum, June 03 2007   Your Excellency, President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom; Honourable Ministers; Partners in Government, High Commissioners and Ambassadors; other Development Partners and Colleagues in the UN system, Ladies and Gentlemen: As the UN Resident Coordinator …

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FIrst United Nations Global Road Safety Week – 23-29 April 2007

Male’ Maldives: In the first 3 months of 2007 alone, more than 830 accidents have been recorded on our roads. 108 of the victims suffered serious injuries and 4 have died Maldives Police Service and Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital Statistics—Don’t Risk It, because “Accidents – You Never See It Coming”!—Initiated …

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Signing of the UNDAF 2008-2010

29 March 2007 – The United Nations system in the Maldives, together with the Government of Maldives, signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), ushering in a new programming cycle for the UN system for the next three years from 2008 to 2010.  The signing ceremony took place on …

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UNDP Committed to Repairing and Rebuilding Homes – 6 April 2006

Male’, Maldives: The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Maldives has been working closely with the Government and communities across the country to support tsunami recovery efforts over the past 15 months. UNDP has mobilized US$38.30 million (MRF488.33 million) to support its tsunami recovery programme, which forms a part …

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A Needless Toll of Natural Disasters – 29 March 2006

By Eric Schwartz March 29, 2006 WHEN A MUDSLIDE in the southern Philippines wiped out the village of Guinsaugon and killed more than 1,000 people last month, it was the latest in a seeming spike in developing world natural disasters.The numbers impacted by recent calamities are indeed staggering. The earthquake …

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Tsunami Recovery Photo Exhibition – 29 March 2006

Malé, Maldives: A photo exhibition celebrating the strength and courage of the tsunami survivors and all who have contributed to the recovery of the Maldives is to be launched today by the Chief Coordinator of the National Disaster Management Centre and Minister of Defence and National Security, Mr Ismail Shafeeu. …

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Minister of Gender and Family calls for stronger efforts to address gender-based violence in the Maldives

16 November 2005 Male’ – The Minister of Gender and Family, Ms. Aishath Mohamed Didi today highlighted the need to address gender-based violence in the work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals.She made the statement while speaking to the media following the launching of the UNFPA State of World Population …

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Japanese Parliamentarians stress the importance of self-reliance

13 November 2005 Male’ – The visiting delegation of Japanese Parliamentarians have stressed the importance of attaining self-reliance in the recovery and reconstruction of Maldives following the Tsunami. They have noted that it is important for the government, international donors and NGOs to promote self-reliance of communities and individuals in …

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Japanese Parliamentarians arrive in the Maldives

10 November 2005 Male’ – A delegation of the Japanese Parliamentarians Federations for Population arrived this afternoon in the Maldives, to observe Japanese-funded Tsunami projects implemented by the UNFPA in partnership with the Government of Maldives. The visit was organised by the Asian Population and Development Association (APDA). The six-member …

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