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  • 15 Sep 2013
    On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy: Making Democracy Work for the Maldives

    We have seen in the last few days signs of progress in the democratic agenda, not only from the high level of participation in the election, but also in the fact that despite challenges and diverging views, people are making efforts to utilize the democratic system in moving forward. It is evidence that political and community leaders, and civil society actors are working together to strengthen confidence in democracy and institution.

  • 12 Sep 2013
    UNDP announces the launch of the Civil Society Capacity Development Programme

    The aim of the programme is to enhance organizational capacity of civil society organizations for their effective participation in democracy and enhance their contributions in promoting development.

  • 12 Sep 2013
    Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle - Maldives 4th MDG Report, Closure Workshop

    It is important for this MDGR to be utilized as a tool for advocacy and creating awareness on key developmental challenges facing the Maldives, especially in an opportune time when the country will be moving forward with the post 2015 developmental agenda and long-term development planning.

  • 11 Sep 2013
    UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’

    The report covers the results achieved in the 36 countries and territories in the Asia and Pacific region where UNDP works. It is the first time UNDP presents such a comprehensive report on programmatic results in Asia and the Pacific.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    New Director for UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

    Mr. Haoliang Xu assumes his role as the new Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on 3 September 2013.

  • 01 Aug 2013
    Strengthening elections security

    Assistance was provided to strengthen elections security through community policing and training of front line police officers in human rights, election security and gender sensitivity.

  • 30 Jul 2013
    Awareness activities on Right to Information

    The trained facilitators will conduct sessions on information as a right, international best practice, RTI in a democratic framework and community mobilization.

  • 28 Jul 2013
    Government and UNDP sign project to address disaster risk management In the Maldives

    The project is a capacity development initiative for disaster risk reduction and management. It is geared towards helping the Government of Maldives to strengthen its disaster risk reduction and management capacity, enhance national and local preparedness and reduce risks, and achieve its global commitment to the Hyogo Framework for Action and the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    Youth Dialogues on the Elections

    A series of youth dialogue sessions on the elections titled 'Election Fever' commenced this July, using the community-based theatre concept.

  • 28 Jun 2013
    UNDP and partners meet to discuss the Victim Support System in the Maldives.

    Under UNDP’s justice sector dialogues Maldives Police Service, Prosecutor General's Office, High Court and the Ministry of Gender and Family met to discuss the Victim Support System in the Maldives.

  • 27 Jun 2013
    Forum held to build partnerships towards addressing climate change

    The ‘Building Partnerships for Climate Change Adaptation Forum’ was held at Bandos Island Resort organized by the Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture (MoTAC) of the Government of Maldives, with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).

  • 27 Jun 2013
    Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle - Building Partnerships for Climate Change Adaptation Forum

    In increasing the resilience of the Maldivian tourism industry, each one of us has a role to play. Government agencies, NGOs, associations and the private sector, we all have to work together and share information so that we become better partners in our efforts to make the Maldivian tourism industry resilient to the effects of climate change. It is a challenging task before us, but I believe, with strong partnerships, we can make small but important incremental steps towards achieving a Maldives that is more resilient to climate change.

  • 25 Jun 2013
    MoU signed between the Maldives National University and UNDP in support of conserving mangroves

    The Faculty of Education of the Maldives National University (MNU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to undertake a project that aims to create awareness and appreciation towards the ecological, social and economic benefits that can be derived from mangroves.

  • 02 Jun 2013
    Basic Training Course on Mariculture Inaugurated

    A course providing information and basic training on several mariculture initiatives was inaugurated by the Marine Research Centre (MRC), targeting 19 participants from across the Maldives.

  • 12 May 2013
    Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle - Launch of the Human Development Report 2013 in the Maldives

    Maldives has achieved significant economic growth over the past decade, confirmed by its graduation to a Middle Income Country in January 2011. However, the country continues to face a number of risks and vulnerabilities, including effects of climate change and the global financial crisis. It is also experiencing democratic transition characterized by separation of powers, creation of independent bodies, the establishment of a legal grounding for a party political system, and rolling-out of decentralized governance.

  • 14 Apr 2013
    Law passed in the Maldives to Support Small Businesses

    The ratified Small and Medium Enterprises Bill, would govern the policies and principles for regulating micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Maldives.

  • 28 Jan 2013
    The Second National Human Development Report to be Produced in the Maldives

    More than a decade since the Government of Maldives published its first National Human Development Report (NHDR), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is yet again collaborating with the Government to develop the second Human Development Report for the country, to promote national policy dialogue, constructive expression of divergent views, and the identification and analysis of development.