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Op-ed on World Hepatitis Day 2016 by Dr Arvind Mathur, WHO Representative to Maldives

Know Hepatitis, act now! WHO urges Maldives to take rapid action to improve knowledge on hepatitis prevention and care and for technologies to be made available at all levels of the health system. Viral Hepatitis is a group of diseases which affects 400 million people globally. Hepatitis B and Hepatitis …

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Senior United Nations Official Concludes Visit to the Maldives

Mr. Tamrat Samuel, Senior Advisor in the Department of Political Affairs of the United Nations, completed a four-day visit to the Maldives this evening and left the country. During his stay, Mr. Samuel met with President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, senior government officials, political party representatives and civil society representatives, …

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Death penalty and corporal punishment

This statement was first issued on 15 May 2013. The position of the United Nations Country Team Maldives on the death penalty and corporal punishment is guided by international human rights law, particularly the international legal commitments undertaken by the Maldives. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has stated, “The United …

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Secretary-General’s Message on World Tourism Day 2015

This year´s World Tourism Day highlights the global potential of tourism for socio-economic development.  With more than one billion international tourists now traveling the world each year, tourism has become a powerful and transformative force that is making a genuine difference in the lives of millions of people. The potential …

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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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