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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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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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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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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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WHO urges safe blood transfusions to save mothers

13 June 2014, Colombo: Globally, 800 mothers die every day during pregnancy, childbirth or in the postpartum period – 99% of them in the developing world. Severe bleeding during delivery or after childbirth is the commonest cause of maternal mortality and contributes to around 31% of maternal deaths in Asia. …

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