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The Maldives has been identified by the Small Island Developing States as one of the first island nations to be hit by the devastating effects of climate change.3 The Maldives will require aid and assistance from the international community in order to help mitigate the effects.4 Currently, there are large gaps in policies regarding national climate change policies.5 There is also a reported need for coordination between government agencies.6

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1 Maldives Climate Change Policy Framework PDF
2-4 ibid
5http://tourism.gov.mv/downloads/tap/2014/FINALReport_REVISED_UNDPMaldives_161213.pdf
6 Ibid
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Maldives News

Daily Mail 
So one five-star venue in the Maldives has offered - in what's possibly a world first - some help, in the form of Instagram 'butlers'. These are knowledgeable team members who will show guests the very best places to take photographs and guide them ... See more..
gulfnews.com 
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday received Abdullah Yameen, President of Maldives. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai ... See more..
Real Leaders (blog) 
The Maldives are known for their nice beaches and wonderful holiday resorts on many islands. Now the Maldives have also become a place of innovation. Maldives Immigration has just introduced a new, very innovative type of ID card: It can be used for ... See more..
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NDTV 
A photograph of the Bachchans, reportedly from Maldives - where they were to celebrate Amitabh Bachchan's 75th birthday recently - has taken the Internet by storm. The photo, which is said to be from the island destination, is being shared by fans ... See more..
Telegraph.co.uk 
In any case, step foward the 'Instagram Butler', a new and apparently unique service by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island dedicated to giving guests the edge when it comes to capturing those picture-perfect moments - and making everybody back home green ... See more..
hellomagazine.com (blog) 
The last 6 weeks have passed and I have finally found the time to sit down to put pen to paper to write my HELLO! blog. I really feel like I let my followers down when I don't get the chance to write my blog and I'm not making excuses but during my ... See more..
Emirates 24|7 
President of Maldives, Abdulla Yameen, met on Tuesday with H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed and President Yameen reviewed bilateral relations between ... See more..
Good Housekeeping UK 
But now, getting the perfect Insta shot doesn't mean shouting at your partner to get the right angles. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel has introduced the world's first 'Instagram Butler' to help you capture the perfect posts, reports the Telegraph. See more..
Condé Nast Traveller India 
If you were planning on travelling to the Maldives in October, between the 21 and 25 October, you are in for quite the treat, in addition to the pleasures that come with being in a gorgeous island paradise, obviously. Soneva, the luxury resort group, ... See more..
Avas.mv 
Maldives was slammed with a devastating loss as their attempt to take membership chair at the Human Rights Council of United Nations was foiled with just 4 ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Asia, group of atolls in the Indian Ocean, south-southwest of India
Area

Total 298 sq km
Land 298 sq km
Water 0 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid; dry, northeast monsoon (November to March); rainy, southwest monsoon (June to August)
Natural Resources

fish ;
Natural Hazards

tsunamis; low elevation of islands makes them sensitive to sea level rise
Current Environmental Issues

depletion of freshwater aquifers threatens water supplies; global warming and sea level rise; coral reef bleaching

Demographics

Nationality
Maldivian
Population
393,988 (July 2013 est.)
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Languages
Religions

Finances

Tourism, Maldives' largest economic activity, accounts for 28% of GDP and more than 60% of foreign exchange receipts. Fishing is the second leading sector, but the fish catch has dropped sharply in recent years. Agriculture and manufacturing continue to play a lesser role in the economy, constrained by the limited availability of cultivable land and the shortage of domestic labor. Lower than expected tourist arrivals and fish exports, combined with high government spending on social needs, subsidies, and civil servant salaries contributed to a balance of payments crisis, which was temporarily eased with a $79.3 million IMF Stand-By agreement. However, ...See More after the first two disbursements, the IMF withheld subsequent disbursements due to concerns over Maldives' growing budget deficit, and the government has been seeking other sources of budgetary support ever since. A new Goods and Services Tax (GST) on tourism introduced in January 2011, on general goods and services in October 2011, and a new Business Profit Tax introduced in July 2011 have provided a boost to revenue. Economic growth slowed to 3.4% of GDP in 2012, compared to 7.0% in 2011 because of slower tourist arrivals and weak global conditions. Diversifying the economy beyond tourism and fishing, reforming public finance, increasing employment opportunities, and combating corruption, cronyism, and a growing drug problem are major near-term challenges facing the government. Gross foreign reserves at the end of November 2012 were approximately $356 million, compared with $326 million in 2011, and were sufficient to finance only 2.6 months of imports. Over the longer term Maldivian authorities worry about the impact of erosion and possible global warming on their low-lying country; 80% of the area is 1 meter or less above sea level. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$3.106 billion (2012 est.); $3.001 billion (2011 est.); $2.803 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

coconuts, corn, sweet potatoes; fish
Industries

tourism, fish processing, shipping, boat building, coconut processing, woven mats, rope, handicrafts, coral and sand mining