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  • 27 Feb 2014
    Final Consultation Workshop on Maldives second National Human Development Report held

    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 country to rejoin the global network of NHDRs after a fourteen year break.

  • 21 Dec 2013
    Groundbreaking ceremony held for the Integrated Water Resources Management project in Mahibadhoo Island

    The 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.

  • 29 Oct 2013
    Training workshop for civil society focused on leadership development concludes

    The 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.

  • 24 Sep 2013
    Maldives hosts the Social Good Summit

    UNDP 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.

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