Maldives became a Member State of the United Nations in September 1965, shortly after gaining independence on 26 July. The UN Country Team (UNCT) in the Maldives comprises FAO, IFAD, ILO, IOM, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCAP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNODC, UNOPS, WHO, and the World Bank, based in Malé, Colombo, New Delhi and Bangkok.
The UN in the Maldives supports the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through policy advice and technical capacity aligned to national development priorities outlined in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF). The current UNSDCF covers the period 2022 – 2026 and maps out the UN Development Systems’ collective and integrated response to development opportunities and challenges faced by the Maldives.
The main outcome areas of the UNSDCF include Livelihoods and Productivity; Human Development and Wellbeing; Natural Resource Management, Climate Resilience and Environmental Sustainability; and Transformative Governance, Justice and Human Rights
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