UNFPA Maldives


ICPD+10 Review Report 2004

The 10th Anniversary of the ICPD, in 2004, marked the mid-point of its 20-year Programme of Action. This offered an opportunity to reflect on progress to date and take stock of challenges ahead. Towards this end, UNFPA conducted an in-depth, country-by-country analysis of achievements, constraints, lessons learned and viable approaches towards full implementation of the ICPD PoA. The 10th Anniversary was also an opportunity to reflect on the diversity of the ICPD goals, and demonstrate how their achievement would forward progress toward the Millennium Development Goals. This page reflects some of the highlights of the ICPD at Ten Review.


ICPD+10 Review Report Maldives 2004

This brochure is a synopsis of the report which provides an assessment of the progress made during the past ten years by the Maldives in implementing the
Programme of Action adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo in 1994. The report highlights the key
issues, gaps and challenges that lie ahead and provides directions for a future course of action. It is set in the context of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted at the turn of the century.


Millennium Development Goals - Maldives Country Report 2005

In September 2000, the Maldives, together with all 189 United Nations member states signed the Millennium Declaration, committing to halving poverty across the globe by 2015. Five years later, this report gives an account of the progress made towards fulfilling this promise in the Maldives.


Millennium Development Goals - Maldives Country Report 2007

This report updates and extends the analysis presented in the first Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Report of the Maldives and identifies the present areas of high concern. Using the latest data from Census 2006 and other reliable sources, the report tracks the progress of Maldives on 13 MDG targets and assesses whether the Maldives will achieve the targets by 2015.


ICPD+15 Report 2009

After more than a decade and a half, the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development remains a visionary, holistic and pragmatic blueprint for countries seeking to address many of the challenges they face. This was just one of the conclusions of the ICPD at 15 review, which is described in this publication. The review found that progress has been insufficient and uneven. The ICPD agenda has not affected the lives of all people equally, and an unprecedented level of solidarity and international cooperation is needed to achieve the shared objectives of the ICPD and the Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

This report provides insights into the ICPD at 15 process and results. It is a valuable reference source in assessing progress and can contribute to the discourse on development and rights, including the MDGs and other consensus international agreements.


State of World Population 2009: Maldives

Brief presentation of facts and status of Maldives in the wake of UNFPA's flagship State of the World Population Report 2009.


Millennium Development Goals - Maldives Country Report 2010

This is the third MDG progress report. With only five years left before the MDG target date, it is useful to review progress and plan for the remaining period in the context of the Government's focus on five key priority areas: macroeconomic reform, public sector reform, good governance, social development and adaptation to climate change.


State of the World Population Report 2011

This year's State of World Population report, People and Possibilities in a World of 7 Billion, looks at the dynamics behind the numbers. It explains the trends that are defining our world of 7 billion and documents actions that people in vastly different countries and circumstances are taking to make the most of their--and our--world.

The report makes the case for sound planning and investing in people.


State of the World Population Report 2012

All human beings-regardless of age, sex, race or income-are equal in dignity and rights. Yet 222 million women in developing countries are unable to exercise the human right to voluntary family planning.

This flagship report analyzes data and trends to understand who is denied access and why. It examines challenges in expanding access to family planning. And it considers the social and economic impact of family planning as well as the costs and savings of making it available to everyone who needs it.

The report asserts that governments, civil society, health providers and communities have the responsibility to protect the right to family planning for women across the spectrum, including those who are young or unmarried.

Nevertheless, the report finds that financial resources for family planning have declined and contraceptive use has remained mostly steady. In 2010, donor countries fell $500 million short of their expected contribution to sexual and reproductive health services in developing countries. Contraceptive prevalence has increased globally by just 0.1 per cent per year over the last few years.


ICPD Beyond 2014: Maldives Operational Review 2012 - Maldives

Factsheet providing facts, figures and status of Maldives.


State of the World Population Report 2013

Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union. This has consequences on the health, education, employment and rights of an untold millions of girls. What are the challenges of adolescent pregnancy, and what can we do to ensure girls have a healthy and safe transition into adulthood?


ICPD beyond 2014: Global Report 2014

This in-depth, data-rich action framework, sometimes referred to as the ICPD beyond 2014 Global Report, is the culmination of a major global review of progress in implementing the ICPD Programme of Action, and analyzing the gaps and challenges that remain. It gathers data from 176 countries alongside inputs from civil society and academic research that point to significant achievements from 1994-2014. It also warns of serious and growing inequalities and the possibility of thwarted progress unless the human rights, health and aspiration of women and young people are prioritized.

The Framework of Actions is organized around five pillars of development: Dignity and Human Rights, Health, Mobility and Place, Governance and Accountability, and Sustainability. It is one of three official documents prepared by the UN Secretary-General for the 20-year anniversary of the ICPD Programme of Action and the 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development.


State of the World Population Report 2014

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 that must be fulfilled. Yet, in a world of adult concerns, young people are often overlooked. This tendency cries out for urgent correction, because it imperils youth as well as economies and societies at large.


National Reproductive Health Strategy

The goal of this strategy is to develop the health sector to improve the health of the people of Maldives, especially women and children. This document provides a template to develop specific plans and to make funding decisions. It also emphasizes that ensuring the health of women and children involves a cross-sectoral approach where by Ministry of Health must work with sectors outside of Reproductive health.


Health Sector Response to GBV

The Health Sector Response to GBV: National Guideline on providing care and prevention for Health Care Providers is designed to assist the health care providers to deliver holistic, effective and comprehensive medical care, including emotional support to survivors of GBV, respecting their rights, needs and sensitivities.


ICPD Beyond 2014: Maldives Operational Review 2012

This report is a descriptive record of the findings of the final review in 2012, the ICPD beyond 2014 and is a cumulative assessment of the progress made by the Maldives in achieving the goals of the ICPD Programme of Action. The report is based on the findings of the Global Survey Questionnaire designed by the UN Secretariat for ICPD Beyond 2014 as the main tool for gathering consistent and comparative data on a comprehensive list of indicators. This report examines, inter alia, the development achieved by the Maldives in terms of population and development, reproductive health and rights, gender equity, equality and empowerment of women and education during the period 1994-2012.


The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action turns 20

The present report is a synthesis of the Secretary-General's report (E/CN.6/2015/3) on the 20-year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly. The report provides a review of national-level implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, including current challenges that affect the implementation of the Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of women, as well as opportunities for strengthening gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 development agenda through the integration of a gender perspective, as mandated in the Economic and Social Council resolution 2013/18.
The first section of the report provides an overview of 20 years of implementation of the Platform for Action. The following sections highlight the trends and priorities in the implementation of the 12 critical areas of concern, concluding with an overview of remaining challenges and actions needed to accelerate implementation. The synthesis report concludes with an analysis of the lessons learned and priorities for accelerating the implementation of the Platform for Action and the realization of gender equality, the empowerment of women and the human rights of women and girls in the post-2015 context.


National Standards for Adolescent and Youth-Friendly Health Services for All Young People

Adolescents and youth population comprises a significant proportion of the Maldivian population and plays an important role in nation building. These standards statements on National Adolescent and Youth Friendly Health Services were developed to address their specific health and development needs.


Oiyvaru: UNFPA Maldives Annual Report 2015


Maldives’ Population Dynamics: Policy Prospects for Human Growth and Opportunity

Maldives’ Population Dynamics: Policy Prospects for Human Growth and Opportunity

"The overall ambition is to start a new conversation on population and development issues in Maldives."