Soneva Fushi signs agreement with UNDP to support SDGs in Maldives

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Soneva Fushi has pledged to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Maldives, by signing an agreement with UNDP

The agreement was signed by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDO Resident Representative to the Maldives, Shoko Noda and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Soneva Group, Sonu Shivdasani.

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This partnership will involve joint efforts on issues such as promoting education on climate change, environment protection, women’s rights and empowerment, water security and safety, waste management, renewable energy and others such causes in Maldives.

This agreement is a part of UNDP Maldives’s Make My Island Initiative. This is a cause, involving inviting partners to work together with the organisation in order to bring about sustainable and localised development solutions for Maldivian society.

Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 goals which were adopted by countries on 25th September 2015, to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Specific targets in each goal are to be achieved over next 15 years.

Founded in 1995, Soneva Fushi is the original Soneva. Located within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the No News, No Shoes barefoot luxury hideaway boasts 65 spacious beachfront villas, ranging in size from one to nine bedrooms all nestled in the dense foliage of a beautiful Maldivian island.

Soneva Fushi has bagged several international awards for eco-friendly tourism and green initiatives, including the 2017 Green Hotelier Award for the Asia Pacific region and the Sustainable Hotel Award by the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) along with a spot in the Gold List compiled by Condé Nast Traveler China as the Best Hotel in the Maldives.

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