Maldives is making strides in confronting challenges such as climate change and achieving gender parity, according to the UN.
Located in the Indian Ocean, the island nation has been described as "ground zero" for monitoring the impact of climate change.
New Security Council President pushes resolution protecting schools and hospitals
The UN Security Council President for the month of July says he will propose a resolution to protect schools and hospitals in places of conflict.
German Ambassador Peter Wittig says tougher measures are needed, possibly even sanctions, to make sure these places are not targets during times of conflict.