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South Asian giants' fillip on LGBT discourse
Jun 29, 2016 The LGBT discourse in Pakistan and India has been reignited, thanks to a decree by a Pakistani religious group and a petition before India's Supreme Court
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Maldives competes for UNHRC membership
Apr 26, 2010 Maldives has secured the seat of UN Human Rights Council membership among the 13 seats allocated for Asian countries. Minister of Foreign Affairs noted that once the country secures its membership in July, voices of small nations, especially the climate impacts faced by small island nations will get due representation.
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UN comes to the rescue of children in Maldives
Dec 31, 2009 Child neglect and abuse have for long plagued the traditional society of the Maldives. But now the UN-backed social service programmes are dealing with the issue.
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Maldives approaching ‘critical juncture’ with upcoming elections
May 10, 2013 The upcoming elections in the Maldives represent an important opportunity to move forward with its democratic transition, a senior United Nations official stressed, as he wrapped up a three-day visit to the country.
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Powering the island nation of Maldives
Aug 17, 2012 Round-the-clock electricity in the Maldives can be both a lifesaver and life-changer on remote islands, where until recently it only occasionally lit up the evenings.
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Amnesty accuses Maldives regime of human rights abuses
Sep 06, 2012 Rights group Amnesty International has accused the Maldivian regime of carrying out a campaign of violent repression, and said there would not be any meaningful reconciliation in the unrest-hit country without an end to abuses.
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Maldives formalises the enactment of sustainable fishing practices
Aug 08, 2012 The Cabinet of Maldives has formalised its decision to impose the enactment of the sustainable Grouper Fisheries, and enforce the monitoring of the fishing practices involved in trade as part of its official sustainability plan.
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Maldives to get a makeover
Aug 13, 2012 The Maldives government is in a joint venture with the architectural firm Dutch Docklands International for the world’s largest artificial floating-island project. Dutch designers from Waterstudio as part of the collaboration will construct a network of floating islands for luxury residences, hotels, convention center, yacht club and a floating golf course.
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The Maldives' battle against extinction
Nov 10, 2009 Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed hopes nations most vulnerable to climate change will set an example to richer countries. The country is taking several measures to adopt cleaner technologies.
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UN Secy-Gen urges restraint from parties in Maldives
Feb 15, 2013 The former President of Maldives, Nasheed, has taken refuge in the Indian High Commission and his party has said that he would not leave the place until a caretaker government is set up.
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Presidential poll begins in Maldives
Oct 08, 2008 Polling in the Maldives for the first ever multi-party presidential election has begun today. President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who has been at the helm of affairs for last three decades and known for his dictatorial style, is seeking re-election for the seventh term.
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Fifth SAARC Energy Ministers Meeting begins Thursday
Oct 15, 2014 The agenda of the meeting include review of status of implementation of decisions of the Fourth Meeting of SAARC Energy Ministers held in Dhaka, on 15 September 2011.
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Maldives to get early warning alerts via SMS
Sep 02, 2009 Facing increased threats triggered by climate change, Maldives will soon receive text based early warning alerts for disasters. Cell broadcasting, a technology will enable delivery of information to multiple users simultaneously in a specified area.
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Digital classrooms encouraging learning in Maldives
Jun 30, 2010 Maldives has introduced digital classrooms to spark interest in learning among students, thereby enabling the country to meet its goal on education. With the success in attention in the country’s oldest school, the government plans to replicate the pilot project in other schools.
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New activist president for Maldives
Oct 31, 2008 For Maldivians he is their own version of Nelson Mandela. Mohamed Nasheed has traveled a long distance from being an Amnesty International prisoner of conscience to becoming the president of the archipelago nation, ending the three-decade old rule of Maumoon Abdul Gayoom.
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Catastrophe awaits the Maldives
Jan 15, 2009 Hundred years may seem too far when it is projected that most of the 1,192 islands forming the Maldives will be submerged under water due to rising sea levels – a consequence of global warming. Locals, however, say flooding, tidal surges and erosion have already become part of their lives.
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Fighting drug addiction in Maldives
Mar 17, 2009 Drug addiction among adolescents in the Maldives has emerged as a big health hazard and has come to pose a serious threat for the social fabric of the country. UNICEF is working with local NGOs and authorities to provide counselling and detoxification treatment to addicts.
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Maldives to become world's first carbon-neutral country
Mar 19, 2009 Maldivian President has announced his government's plan to make the country 'carbon-neutral' in next 10 years. The government is working with international climate energy experts to bring about a “radical shift” from fossil fuel to allow the island nation achieve its goal.
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Maldives to lead renewable energy initiatives in South Asia
Jan 18, 2013 Acknowledging Maldives’ commitment towards the global environment movement, Maldives has been elected as the Vice Chair of the Assembly of International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). IRENA was officially established in Bonn, Germany, on 26 January 2009 to promote rapid transition towards the widespread and sustainable use of renewable energy on a global scale.
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Maldives hosts climate meet to bridge gaps
Jul 19, 2010 Maldives organised the second gathering of the Cartegena Group from July 17-18, near Male to bring progressive thinkers from the developing and rich countries to reaffirm commitments to a low carbon economy. President Nasheed emphasised the need for consensus on core climate issue lest countries like Maldives perish.
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Maldives passes bill to establish Supreme Court
Aug 12, 2010 The long delayed legislation for the establishment of a supreme court in Maldives has been passed; putting an end to power struggle and enabling a fully functioning and independent legal system within Maldives' young democracy.
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Maldives: Stop the harassment of NGOs
Apr 05, 2013 With the recent announcement of shutitng down many NGOs in Maldives; CIVICUS, the Voice of Women and the Maldives NGO Federation urge the Government of Maldives to stop harassing NGOs who are the watchdogs of civil society. They are also demanding the government to put in place measures to ensure free and fair elections later this year.
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Maldives website to speed transition to carbon neutrality
Sep 26, 2011 The Government of the Maldives has launched a crowdsourcing website seeking help from world's experts on its plans to be carbon neutral by 2020. The tiny nation aims to produce the bulk of its electricity through photovoltaics.
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Linking development to carbon emissions is silly: Maldives President
Dec 06, 2010 Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed urges both developed and developing countries alike to cut carbon emissions, arguing that it is ‘silly’ to equate the need to develop with the right to emit more carbon. On its part, Maldives is working to develop a low carbon strategy and aims to become carbon neutral by 2020.
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Film highlights Maldives’ crusade against climate change
Sep 05, 2011 A documentary being screened at the Telluride Film Festival follows Maldivian President as he takes bold measures to build international consensus on lowering carbon emissions. The task entails convincing some of the most powerful nations to enact substantial changes in this direction.
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Maldives struggles to achieve gender MDG
Sep 20, 2011 Though half of the population of Maldives are women, religious fundamentalism coupled with insensitivity has resulted in gender inequalities in the nation. However, Maldives is the only South Asian nation to achieve five out of eight MDGs before 2015.
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Maldives to clean its 'rubbish island'
Dec 08, 2011 The government of Maldives has banned garbage dumping from its resorts in an island used entirely as garbage dump.
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Expat worker's murder sparks rights debate in Maldives
Nov 29, 2012 The Maldive's Human Rights Commission has called for end to discrimination against foreign workers following murder of a Bangladeshi worker.
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Maldives keen to take docs, medicines from Bangladesh
Apr 03, 2013 Maldives has expressed its interest to recruit physicians and import pharmaceutical products from Bangladesh, said the Maldivian health minister Dr Ahmed Jamsheed Mohamed on Monday.
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Maldives Presidential candidates agree on 9th Nov poll
Nov 07, 2013 As per the Maldivian Constitution, the election process should be completed in such a manner that a new President takes office by the deadline of 11th November.
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