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Maldives joins the global discussion on women’s participation and leadership in peace and security

Monday, December 12, 2016

The United Nations in Maldives and the UN Women Multi-Country Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka organized a workshop to discuss women’s participation and leadership in peace and security based on the principles of the historic UN Security Council Resolution 1325. Under the title “Women in Public Life: Better Participation for Sustainable Peace and Development”, the workshop included discussions by various... More

Maldivians cycled to mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Maldivians marked the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence campaign with bicycle rallies in Malé city, Addu City and Kulhudhuffushi to raise awareness and highlight the need to end violence against women and girls. Young people, representatives from UN agencies, government institutions, non-governmental organizations, Bike Maldives, Girl Guides and many other partners participated enthusiastically in... More

Government of Maldives and UN sign new strategic framework to deliver development results over the next five years

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Government of Maldives and the United Nations in the Maldives agrees to work together on four areas to deliver development results in the next 5 years. The 2016-2020 United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) was signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ms. Dunya Maumoon and the United Nations Resident Coordinator Ms. Shoko Noda at an event held at Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The four outcome areas identified... More

Apply for civil society Steering Committee and speaking roles: 8-9 April UN General Assembly Hearings

Monday, March 2, 2015

At the request of the Office of the President of the General Assembly, the co-facilitators of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD3), and the UN DESA Financing for Development Office (FFDO), UN-NGLS is conducting an open, transparent and participatory process to identify civil... More

SAARC and UN Women reaffirm their commitment to gender equality

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and UN Women signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote gender equality, gender justice and the empowerment of women among the countries in the South Asian region. More

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Millions of girls around the world are still threatened by genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), despite a century of efforts to put an end to it. More

United Nations in India launches joint advocacy campaign to end violence against women

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The United Nations in India has launched a joint advocacy and communication campaign to end violence against women for the month of November. Part of the Say No- UNiTE to End Violence Against Women, this campaign will bring greater focus on the issue of violence against women and also call for solutions. The campaign will end with the commemoration of the International Day for Eliminations of Violence against Women on 25 November. More

United States Promotes Safer Cities for Women

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The United States, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced a $250,000 grant to the organization UN Women, which is a part of the United Nations' Women's Global Safe Cities Initiative. More

UN Women and the Bihar Legislative Assembly join hands to promote gender

Monday, August 26, 2013

UN Women and the Bihar Legislative Assembly joined hands by organizing a gender workshop that was attended by members of the Assembly, especially from the Women and Child Development Committee, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Committee. More

Dr Rebecca Reichmann Tavares appointed as UN Women’s Representative for India, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka

Friday, July 5, 2013

New Delhi, 3 July 2013: Dr Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, Ed.D. was appointed as UN Women’s Representative for India, Maldives, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Dr Tavares took on her new role as of 1 July 2013. More

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