UN expresses concern about local groups claiming affiliation for political polling

The United Nations in the Maldives has expressed concern about “individuals and groups” reported to be visiting homes to conduct political surveys, claiming to be UN affiliated.
“The UN system in Maldives expresses concern over reports that individuals and groups purporting to be affiliated with the United Nations in Maldives have been visiting homes to canvas opinion and views on a number of issues of political significance,” the UN’s country office in the Maldives said in a statement.
“The UN system is not undertaking any surveys or opinion polls of this nature, and have not authorised any individual or group or organisation to undertake any survey of this nature in the country,” the statement added.