UN and Government of Maldives holds UNDAF Strategic Planning Meeting

The United Nations in Maldives and the Government of Maldives held a Strategic Planning Meeting on 28 January 2015 to discuss national development priorities and the next UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for 2016-2020. The priority outcome areas for the next UNDAF cycle are identified as Youth & Children, Gender, …


Spatial disparity between the Capital and the Atolls contribute to Human Development Gap, confirms the Maldives Human Development Report 2014

The last decade has seen the Maldives achieve remarkable progress on the developmental front. It has gained significant economic growth, confirmed by its graduation to a middle-income country in 2011, and is the first MDG plus country in South Asia having met five out of the eight Millennium Development Goals …


Meeting on Implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the Maldives

A meeting was organized in collaboration with the World Health Organization and Health Protection Agency for the implementation of the WHO Framework on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in the Maldives. One of the major aims of the meeting was to identify and pinpoint mechanisms for multisectoral actions to control tobacco in …


Maldivian Government Hopes to Endorse the National Youth Health Strategy In the Near Future, Youth Minister says

The Maldivian government hopes to pass a crucial youth bill encompassing all areas related to young people in the coming months, Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Maleeh Jamal announced at a recent regional youth consultation meeting held in Male’. As the Minister puts it, the key legislation essential to …


Review and formulation of the Health Master Plan 2006-2015

A meeting was held to review and formulate the existing Health Master Plan in the Maldives which will be in use from year 2006 to 2015. During her speech, the World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to the Republic of Maldives Dr Akjemal Magtymova stated that the review and formulation of …


UNDP Facilitates Orientation Programme for the newly-elected Members of Parliament

The Secretariat of the People’s Majlis and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) jointly conducted a one-day workshop for the newly-elected members of the 18th Parliament on Monday (26 May 2014).  The Parliamentary elections were held on 22nd March which saw 85 MPs including 55 new MPs being elected. The …


UN Maldives Launches its ground-breaking LECReD Programme in Fonadhoo

The United Nations in Maldives launched its ground-breaking project, the Low Emission Climate Resilient Development (LECReD) Programme in Fonadhoo, Laamu atoll on Sunday, 18 May 2014. 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 …


UNESCO Project Provides Lessons for Stakeholders to Understand Challenges in Science Education in Maldives

UNESCO marked the successful conclusion of its project aimed at capacity development in Science Education in Maldives. The project conducted under a Japanese Funds in Trust (JFIT) programme was aimed to assisting Maldives in enhancing the quality of education through capacity building of teachers and educators reinforced with in-country enhancement …


Final Consultation Workshop on Maldives second National Human Development Report held

Male, Maldives – With More than a decade since the Government of Maldives published its first National Human Development Report (NHDR), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) welcomes the holding of the Final Consultation Workshop on the Maldives’ second NHDR – which marks a significant step in the efforts of the …