Maldives

Maldives: UN hails peaceful elections, as opposition wins out

The United Nations on Monday commended “the commitment” to democracy in the Indian Ocean republic by voters in the Maldives, after opposition leader Ibrahim Mohamed Solih defeated incumbent Abdulla Yameen in Sunday’s presidential elections.

Restore ex-President’s right to stand for election, UN expert committee directs Maldives

Deciding upon complaints filed by Mohamed Nasheed, the ex-President of Maldives, a United Nations human rights expert committee has called on the Government to restore Mr. Nasheed’s right to stand for public office, including the office of the President.

Maldives: UN rights experts denounce detention of judges as ‘direct attack’ on Supreme Court

Denouncing the detention of two Supreme Court judges in the Maldives, United Nations human rights experts warned that the independence of the judiciary is under “serious threat” in the country, as is the principle of separation of powers between the State and the courts.

News in Brief 07 February 2018

  • More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan
  • World Urban Forum opens with call for “equal voice” for women in cities
  • “All-out assault on democracy” in the Maldives: UN human rights chief
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UN chief urges Maldives to uphold rule of law amid rapidly unfolding political crisis

Following the declaration of a ‘state of emergency’ in the Maldives, after which soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court, United Nations Secretary-GeneralAntónio Guterres on Tuesday urged the Government to uphold the rule of law and ensure the safety of the people of the island nation.

UN News in Brief: 2 February 2018

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• Migrant’s bodies wash ashore in Libya

• Kenyan TV stations remain off air despite State directive

• Maldives urged to respect decision to overturn conviction against former leader

News in Brief 02 February 2018

  • Migrant’s bodies wash ashore in Libya
  • Kenyan TV stations remain off air despite State directive
  • Maldives urged to respect decision to overturn conviction against former leader
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News in Brief 09 October 2017 (AM)

WHO and partners undertake massive anti-cholera campaign in Bangladesh

Hundreds of health workers and volunteers in Bangladesh are gearing up to inoculate more than 650,000 refugees against cholera.

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Maldives at UN Assembly calls for stronger UN to tackle global crises

A stronger United Nations is more than ever needed to address the multiple crises facing the world, the Maldives to the General Assembly’s 72nd annual general debate today.

News in Brief 03 August 2017 (PM)

South Sudan protection force “on track”: UN peacekeeping chief

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