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New Permanent Representative of the Maldives Presents Credentials to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Presentation of Credentials

Dr. Salma Rasheed, the new Permanent Representative of the Maldives to the United Nations Office at Geneva, today presented her credentials to Tatiana Valovaya, the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva.

A policy and planning professional with 40 years of experience working in the health sector, Dr. Rasheed has served the Maldives Government since 1983.  She directed women’s development programmes, including a programme on domestication of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, within the Ministry of Women’s Affairs. She was also instrumental in developing the first National Health Plan of Maldives and in implementing the national childhood immunization programme in her roles within the Ministry of Health. She was a member of both the Citizen’s Majlis and the Special Majlis in 1993 and 1995.

Dr. Rasheed also has a 17-year career working with the United Nations, having served the United Nations Population Fund and the World Health Organization in various leadership positions in missions in Nigeria, India, Myanmar, Indonesia and Switzerland.  In her role as Regional Advisor, Dr. Rasheed undertook several missions to the Maldives to advise the Ministry of Health on the development of health systems.

Dr. Rasheed holds a Doctorate in Evaluation from London South Bank University and obtained Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Leeds University and the American University of Beirut, respectively.


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