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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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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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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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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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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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