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  • UNDP: FASTEST POPULATION SHIFT IN HISTORY MEANS MAKE OR BREAK FOR ASIA-PACIFIC Apr 25, 2016

    Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years.

  • Attorney General’s Office and UNDP launch the Legal and Justice Sector Baseline Study Aug 27, 2015

    The Legal and Justice Sector Baseline Study is the first of its kind in the Maldives which will create the foundation regarding the state of an evidence based approach to access to justice in the Maldives. The Study provides a clear picture of the state of the legal and justice sector including how the major justice sector agencies are performing, how people resolve legal disputes and the challenges they face in doing so across both formal and informal justice systems.

  • UNDP-MFF holds a solid waste management workshop for key island communities of Gaafu Alifu and Gaafu Dhaalu Atolls Aug 25, 2015

    Technical experts from the Ministry of Environment, the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) and Ukulhas council shared strategies and knowledge based on best-practices and demonstrated the success of Ukulhas, as an island community, in adopting its environment-friendly waste management system.

  • UNDP Maldives launch targeted Social Media campaign for upcoming International Youth Day 2015 Aug 9, 2015

    To mark IYD 2015, UNDP Maldives has launched a targeted social media campaign under the theme of “Youth Civic Engagement”. This campaign encourages young people to voice their hopes, thoughts and opinions on being an active citizen – by means of photographs and short video clips. Selected submissions will be featured on UNDP online and print material while the winning submission; one that gathers the most number of likes and generates the most substantial message; will be given the opportunity to join the team of UNDP Maldives in field work.

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

    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.

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

    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.

  • Maldives hosts the Social Good Summit Sep 24, 2013

    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.

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

    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.

  • New Director for UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific Sep 3, 2013

    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.

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

    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.