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UN50 Photo Exhibition

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Maldives’ membership at the United Nations. To commemorate this historic occasion, the United Nations in Maldives has unveiled its “UN50 photo exhibition” capturing the development journey of Maldives over the past 5 decades and how United Nations has been a crucial partner throughout the …

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Public dialogue on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Public dialogue on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) kick-started in Maldives.

Photo: Lara Hill

Government of Maldives and UN sign new strategic framework to deliver development results over the next five years

Male’, 24 August 2015: The Government of Maldives and the United Nations in the Maldives agrees to work together on four areas to deliver development results in the next 5 years. The 2016-2020 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ms. Dunya …


UNDP supports World Environment Day Celebrations

This year’s World Environment Day celebrations kicked off with a series of events. One of the most significant event was the ‘One Nation Coral Revival’ event—the largest turquoise fest in the country. The two-day coral revival event was organized by local NGO Save the Beach in Villimale which centred on …


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Maldives became a member state of United Nations in September 1965. At the UN, Maldives has been strongly vocal on many issues from vulnerability of Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to promoting democracy and human rights, addressing climate change, promoting women’s rights and advocating for gender equality. UN Country Team (UNCT) in …


Maldives launches first-ever national Child Abuse Prevention Campaign, “AHAN ….. LISTEN TO US”

MALE’, Maldives, 10 May 2015 – Today on the national Children’s Day, a nationwide campaign on child abuse prevention invites every Maldivian to be part of the solution to stop violence against children and protect their innocence. “AHAN….. LISTEN TO US” campaign launched by the Ministry of Law and Gender …


UN Maldives, Government and Laamu Atoll Council hold first Laamu Climate Change Forum

UN Maldives together with Laamu Atoll Council and the Government of Maldives has successfully held the first ever Laamu Climate Change Forum (LCCF) on 20-21 April in Laamu Fonadhoo. Held under the theme ‘Climate Resilience and Laamu’, the Forum was attended by 61 council representatives from all communities of Laamu …


Haoliang Xu visits Maldives

The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Mr. Haoliang Xu visited the Maldives from 10-13 April 2015. In his second visit to the Maldives, Mr. Xu held high-level meetings with key state officials including Cabinet Ministers, …


UN Resident Coordinator visits Laamu atoll

The United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Shoko Noda visited Laamu Fonadhoo and Gan on 19 March 2015. During this one-day official visit she held a meeting with the Laamu Atoll Council to discuss the United Nations’ Low Emission Climate Resilient Development Programme (LECReD) that is being implemented in all twelve …

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UNDP Maldives holds first policy forum on community dialogue

UNDP Maldives holds first policy forum on the need for community dialogue, with a specific focus on initiating issue-based dialogues at the community level. The forum, held in Capital Male, was primarily focused on Lhaviyani Atoll. Lhaviyani Atoll belongs to the central Maldives which has four inhabited islands and a …