Press releases
  • Groundbreaking ceremony held for the Integrated Water Resources Management project in Mahibadhoo IslandDec 21, 2013The groundbreaking ceremony for the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) project that was held in Mahibadhoo Island this Saturday was a definitive step towards making the people of Mahibadhoo more resilient to the effects of climate change.

  • Training workshop for civil society focused on leadership development concludesOct 29, 2013The first in a series of workshops targeting capacity building of civil society organisations in the Maldives concluded today. The workshop was held as part of the one-year capacity development programme for the local civil society sector, organized by the Integrated Governance Programme (IGP) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the US Department of State.

  • Maldives hosts the Social Good Summit Sep 24, 2013UNDP closed the Maldives Meetup of the 2013 Social Good Summit with the theme of "“Equality through Access to Information – Democracy in 2030”, engaging panellists in a discussion centred around the link between technology and equality, and how access to information using technological means is crucial to drive political, social and economic forces within the Maldivian society.

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

  • New Director for UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the PacificSep 3, 2013Mr. 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.

  • Government and UNDP sign project to address disaster risk management In the MaldivesJul 28, 2013The 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.

  • Forum held to build partnerships towards addressing climate changeJun 27, 2013The ‘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).

  • MoU signed between the Maldives National University and UNDP in support of conserving mangrovesJun 25, 2013The 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.

  • Basic Training Course on Mariculture InauguratedJun 2, 2013A 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.

  • Law passed in the Maldives to Support Small Businesses Apr 14, 2013The ratified Small and Medium Enterprises Bill, would govern the policies and principles for regulating micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Maldives.