UNFPA Maldives


UNFPA mourns passing of Executive Director
Bold Action for Bold Girls with Bold Dreams
Walk it like you talk it - #withyouth
“Nirakun” meaning “sprouting” in English depicts the start of adolescence. Coinciding with the initial year of the UN’s 2030 Agenda, the Nirakun project aimed at tracking stories from 10-year-olds now and every five years subsequently so that UN will be able to measure the(...)
Let’s Talk About Sexual Health! - Breaking the Taboo on Sexual and Reproductive Health
From development of natal clinics, to availability of contraceptives in all 187 islands, Maldives has made considerable advances in implementing Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services over the past twenty years.
Ceremony to Commemorate International Human Rights Day
Remarks by UNFPA Country Director for Maldives Mr. Alain Sibenaler10th December 2016, Dharubaaruge, 20:15 – 22:00 hrs
UNFPA Maldives puts Human Rights at the forefront of Development Planning
MALDIVES, 10 December 2016: the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA Maldives, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Maldives, and the Attorney General’s Office are proud to have developed a National Human Rights Action Plan for the Islands.
UNFPA Works with Laamu Councils to Accelerate Data Revolution on Islands
Laamu Gan, 6th December 2016: UNFPA is one of the seven UN Agencies currently working under the LECReD (Low Emission Climate Resilient Development) programme. LECReD is assisting the Laamu Atoll, and its inhabited islands to realize how to become more climate resilient by mainstreaming issues(...)
10-year-old girls making SDGs popular in Maldives
Most famous for its luxurious tourist destination, the Maldives has its own unique opportunities and challenges for the future. More than half the population is under the age of 25 and the islands are under threat of disappearing. Yet 10-year-old girls have their hopes and vision to make(...)
Data at the Forefront
The Inconvenient Truth about Young People and Climate Change
Young people driving Social Change in Maldives
Youth are the driving force in a country. Thus, it is critical to ensure that this demographic is empowered to reach their full potential. With nearly half of the Maldives population under 25 years of age, it is imperative that policymakers make the right decisions to further economic and(...)
Digitalizing data for Laamu Atoll
Maldives, 18 October 2016: Under a joint programme with six other UN agencies, UNFPA in Maldives is working to ensure data is available and accessible for planners and policy makers.
In the Maldives, youth join hands to secure a fragile future
Young people from across the Maldives are joining hands to tackle the growing environmental crisis faced by the Indian Ocean nation.
Potential of Young people in Maldives
Video with young people to underscore the urgent need in the Maldives for the right policies and investments that will enable young people to achieve their full potential based on the census data and UNFPA’s youth analysis.
Young People and the Road to 2030
Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for International Youth Day - Dhivehi translation
Tapping the Maldives’ full potential: 3 takeaways from talks on population and youth
How can the Maldives harness emerging population trends to ensure a prosperous, sustainable future for all?
VIDEO: An interview on Maldives' population dynamics and potential
How can Maldives tap the full potential of its shifting population dynamics? Demographer John F. May, Ph.D., author of Maldives' Population Dynamics: Policy Prospects for Human Growth and Opportunity, and Mr. Alain Sibenaler, UNFPA Country Director for Maldives, offer their perspectives in an(...)
Making the most of the Maldivian youth for a future sustainable development of country
Youth are our future and Maldives’ next generation has a big role to play in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which world leaders agreed to last year.
UNFPA helps launch national conversation on shape of Maldives development path
Around 200 youth on Monday (11 July 2016) participated in the United Nations Population Fund’s (UNFPA) launch in a series of nation-wide dialogues on how the future development of the Maldives should take shape.
UNFPA report stresses that investing in Maldives youth is key to country’s long-term future prosperity
PRESS RELEASE Available languages: English Download PDF English Available languages: Dhivehi Download PDF English
VIDEO: "Fahi Oiyvaru: A dialogue on population and youth"
The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA, launched its first in a series of public dialogues on the shifting population dynamics in the Maldives and the impact it will have in shaping the country’s future prosperity. The first population dialogue launched under the heading “Fahi Oiyvaru,” a(...)
UNFPA Launches Quiz for World Population Day with National Bureau of Statistics, Ooredoo
How many Maldivians are there? When do they marry? How do Maldivian women and men's lives differ? Take the quiz!
VIDEO: A Timely Investment: Maldives' Population Potential
With more young, working-age people than ever before, the Maldives has a limited window of opportunity for rapid social and economic development. These benefits will only be realized, however, with the right mix of policies and investments that ensure all young people, and particularly teen girls(...)
UNFPA calls on Maldives' youth to have a say to transform their future
Join our discussion! Fahi Oiyvaru: population & youth in Maldives
Join our discussion! ‎Fahi Ouyvaru: ‎population & ‎youth in Maldives on 11 July, 10.30am, at Maldives National University.This is the first in a series of dialogues — and your opportunity to help steer the discussion on the future of development in Maldives. Everyone is welcome to(...)
In preparing islands for climate change, UNFPA adapts, too
To solve 21st-century population and development challenges, UNFPA's Maldives office knocks on new doors and tracks data down to its source
With one simple card trick, data for development wows
It didn’t take a feat of magic to surprise many of the island councils in Laamu Atoll, Maldives, with a big reveal: A large part of their populations had disappeared — at least according to figures they relied on. Instead, it was new census data, dealt from a deck of cards made by UNFPA, that(...)
Spotlight: “Ahanakee Thinakun Ekeh” (I am one in three)
I escaped rape at 16. Some family members blamed me for the incident. At 16, with no support, I stood up thinking it is not right and I should not be the one to blame. Today, at 46, I am joining hands with people who are standing up to fight against gender-based violence. The international day to(...)
Maldives' Doctors Tackle Treating Gender Violence
The vast majority of victims of gender-based violence suffer in silence. Only a small proportion seek help, and when they do, they are more likely to go to a doctor than the police or the courts. For victims, it is much easier to say, "My arm is broken. Can you fix it?" than "My partner is beating(...)
UNFPA Executive Board approves Maldives Country Programme for 2016-2020
UNFPA and the new UNDAF - The Government of Maldives and the United Nations System signed the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2016-2020 today.
The UNDAF is the strategic framework document for partnership between Maldives and the UN, including the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
UN Maldives Press Statement on Male' Water Crisis
UN Maldives Commends Government Response to Water Crisis in Male'.
Press Release: Releasing of the State of the World Population Report 2014
The Power of 1.8 Billion: Adolescents, youth and the transformation of the future
2014 State of the World Population
The power of 1.8 billion: adolescents, youth and the transformation of the future. Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive today, and because they are the shapers and leaders of our global future. They matter because they have inherent human rights(...)
UNFPA Press Release on the occasion of State of World Population 2014 releasing
World's 1.8 Billion Young Can Propel Socioeconomic Development, New UNFPA Report Shows
Health Minister says young people’s reproductive health needs are strategically targeted in National Reproductive Health Strategy
Statistics show that over 50 percent of the population in Maldives is comprised of people under the age of 25 years and the largest cohort, about 25 percent of the population, is between the ages of 15 to 25 years. As the Government of Maldives focuses on the needs of youth in its development(...)
Maldivian Government Hopes to Endorse the National Youth Health Strategy In the Near Future, Youth Minister says
The Maldivian government hopes to pass a crucial youth bill encompassing all areas related to young people in the coming months, Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. Maleeh Jamal announced at a recent regional youth consultation meeting held in Male'. As the Minister puts it, the key legislation(...)
UNFPA Regional Director Commends High Institutional Delivery and Acknowledges on Challenges for Availability of Reproductive Health Commodities
Over the past decade, Maldives has achieved remarkable progress in terms of development and economic growth earning praise from key partners across the region. Most notably, Maldives' graduation from a Least Developed Country to a Middle Income Country has seen significant progress in the economic(...)
Executive Director's statement: International Day of Families
Statement on the International Day of Families – 15 May Twenty years ago, at the Cairo International Conference on Population and Development, the world community recognized that families, in their various forms, should be strengthened and enjoy comprehensive protection and support. As we(...)
UNFPA Executive Director's statement: International Women's Day 2014
International Women's Day: Progress for women and girls is progress for all Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UNFPA Executive Director
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
UNFPA welcomes positives steps taken for Gender Equality in Maldives
Violence Against Women is a Grave Offense – says Gender Advocates
Practical and Cost-effective Screening for Cervical Cancer using VIA Launched in Maldives
National Strategy to roll out Domestic Violence Act underway
Government committed to UNFPA supported Life Skills Education package in 2014
Women’s Rights in the Context of Islam is possible
Women’s hope to get tested for cervical cancer in now a reality in Maldives
Zeroing in on the Needs of Women and Young People – World AIDS Day 2013
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin
The Secretary General's message on World AIDS Day 2013
1 December 2013
Keep Women and Girls at the Heart of Development
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund
Asian and Pacific Countries Adopt Ground Breaking Agenda on Population, Development and Rights
UNESCAP Press Release No. G/48/2013 21 September 2013
Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference to Set Population Agenda for Building Better Lives
BANGKOK (UNESCAP), 16 September 2013 - More than 400 delegates, including one Head of State, Ministers, policy makers and civil society representatives from 47 countries are in Bangkok this week to attend the Sixth Asian and Pacific Population Conference (APPC). They will review population and(...)
International Youth Day, 12 August 2013
The theme of International Youth Day 2013 is "Youth Migration: Moving Development Forward". Young people make up a significant share of the global number of international migrants. Of the annual total of some 214 million international migrants, young people constitute more than 10 per cent, yet(...)
World Population Day 2013 Message by UN Secretary-General
World Population Day 2013 Statement by UNFPA Executive Director
World Population Day 2013 Focuses on Adolescent Pregnancy UNFPA Executive Director: adolescent pregnancy is not just a health issue, it's a development issue
UNFPA Maldives Country Director pays farewell call on the President
UNFPA Maldives Country Director, Ms. Lene K. Christiansen who is based in Colombo, paid a farewell call on the President on 23 May 2013.
Free Cervical Cancer screening, 22-23 April 2013
Women aged 25 to 50 years can have a free CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING at IGMH on 22 and 23 April 2013
Towards more youth friendly health services
Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2012
Participation Starts at Home: Reproductive Rights are Key to Meaningful Participation
Press Release - Population of over 60 year-olds to reach one billion within the decade, finds new UN Report
Report Calls for Urgent Action by Governments to Address the needs of the "Greying Generation" • 80% of world's older people will live in developing countries by 2050• Over 60 population will be larger than the under-15 population in 2050
Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNFPA, International Youth Day
Secretary General's Message on International Youth Day 2012
Dhiraagu Broadband Roadrace
UNFPA Executive Director's joint statement with International Confederation of Midwives on the occasion of the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2012
On this International Day of the Midwife, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund and ICM, the International Confederation of Midwives, commend the important work of midwives in promoting good health and making pregnancies and childbirths safe. The right to health is a basic human right that(...)
UN Maldives Press Release on Passage of Domestic Violence Bill.Pdf
Message of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director, for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012
Empower Rural Women - End Hunger and Poverty Message of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director, for International Women's Day, 8 March 2012 Today, on International Women's Day, UNFPA renews its commitment to gender equality and human rights and dignity. Many rural women(...)
Additional Investments in Adolescent Reproductive Health and Empowerment of Women Needed as World Population Tops 7 Billion, States UNFPA Report Every person should enjoy equal rights and dignity, says Vice President
Call for Proposals - NGO participation to promote and protect young people’s sexual and reproductive health on the World AIDS Day
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is an international development agency that promotes the right of every woman, man and child to enjoy a life of health and equal opportunity. UNFPA supports countries in using population data for policies and programmes to reduce poverty and to ensure that(...)
UNFPA Glues Gender Advocacy Forces
UNFPA Maldives calls for application for "Small grants" proposals for from Maldivian Non-Governmental Organizations/Community Based Organizations (NGOs/CBOs) interested in promoting reproductive rights.
UNFPA invites interested individuals and organizations to the Gender Advocacy Working Group (GAWG)
Join the initiative to promote equal opportunities for men and women. Make a difference today.
World Population Day 2011-Youth Debate
Youth Debate on the occasion of World Population Day 2011, live on Sun FM and Youth TV on 14 July 2011 from 2100hrs-2200hrs
Press Release - World Population Day 2011
Challenges and Opportunities in a World of 7 Billion
United Nations Population Fund commits support for gender mainstreaming and ending violence against women.
Male', April 25, 2011 - UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, signed the annual work plans with the Department of Gender and Family Protection Services to support the Government of Maldives to operationalize the national gender mainstreaming policy and to strengthen the national response in(...)
Press Release: International Women's Day 2011
United Nations Population Fund advocates for Women's Empowerment and Non- discrimination on the 100th Anniversary of the International Women's Day Male', March 08, 2011 - Today marks the 100th anniversary of the International Women's Day. UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is partnering(...)
Message of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, On the Occasion of International Women's Day, 8 March 2011
It's time to unleash the full potential of women
International Women's Day 2011, celebration in the Maldives
International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women
International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women
International Youth Day : 12 August 2010
International Youth Day this year focuses on promoting the participation and leadership of young people. In Maldives Youth is defined between the age of 18-34. According to the census 2006, youth comprise 31.9% of the total population. Out of which 51.1% are women and 48.9% are men. Youth(...)
World Humanitarian Day : 19 August 2010
World Humanitarian Day this year's theme is on the importance of addressing women's concerns during humanitarian responses.
World Population Day 2010: Everyone Counts - Using good data to improve lives
World Population Day this year focuses on the importance of data for development. It highlights UNFPA's lead role in population and development by looking into the 2010 round of census and data analysis. The Maldives will commemorate the World Population day on 01 August 2010. A number of events(...)