Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle - Maldives 4th MDG Report, Closure WorkshopSep 12, 2013It 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.
Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle Building Partnerships for Climate Change Adaptation ForumJun 27, 2013In 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.
Remarks by UNDP Resident Representative, Tony Lisle - Launch of the Human Development Report 2013 in the MaldivesMay 12, 2013Maldives 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.
- Within the margins of the UN General Assembly this September, the Maldivian delegation which included the Minister of Foreign Affairs Ms. Dhunya Maumoon and Minister of Environment and Energy Honorable Mr. Thorig Ibrahim met with UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. During this meeting, UNDP administrator appreciated the strong partnership between UNDP and the government of Maldives and welcomed the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) that was recently adopted. UNDP’s new Country Programme (2015 – 2020) for the Maldives was also approved by UNDP Executive Board in September this year. The Administrator reflected on UNDP’s efforts to seek more innovative and flexible ways of expanding its programmes carried out in different countries and reassured the Maldivian delegation of its commitment to the development of Maldives. The Minister of Foreign Affairs also appreciated the support provided by UNDP as a development partner and noted that the organizations presence is “beyond symbolic”. The Maldivian delegation assured the Administrator that UNDP can count on the government as an equal partner and further discussed on ways how UNDP and government could jointly work in mobilizing resources for development programmes and projects of UNDP implemented in the Maldives. Tuesday AT 12:29 AM
- UNDP Maldives and the Ministry of Law and Gender have today held the preliminary validation workshop to present the National Gender Policy. The National Gender Policy envisions a society where women and men have equal roles and responsibilities in the economic, political and social development of the country, and in which all individuals are able to achieve their full potential and realize their human rights. One of the key initiatives of the Policy was the Maldives Gender Equality Model which aims to promote and acknowledge institutions that has taken exceptional initiates to roll out the four outcomes identified in the Gender Policy The workshop was attended by the Attorney General, UNDP Resident Representative, Policy makers and other key stakeholders. 04 October AT 07:36 AM
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