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  • 22 Oct 2014
    UNDP, EU and ECOWAS to boost fight against proliferation of small arms in West Africa

    Recognising the urgent need for a comprehensive Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration across the Mano River and the Sahel Sahara regions in order to enhance security, the European Union, in agreement with ECOWAS, is putting in 5.56 million Euro into the UNDP-managed project which runs for a period of 3 years.

  • 21 Oct 2014
    UNDP/ UNCDF designed Financial Inclusion Support Facility to disburse grants to financial service providers—including private sector

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) launched a new funding facility, inviting financial service providers to develop new ways of enabling low-income and rural Pacific Islanders to access affordable savings, insurance, credit and other financial services.

  • 20 Oct 2014
    UNDP-EU project will support recovery and help IDPs in Eastern Ukraine

    UNDP, together with the European Union, will support communities’ renovation projects in eight rayons (counties) that are now considered relatively safe, and will help towns hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs) to prepare for the upcoming winter. In addition, the UNDP-EU project will implement a program aimed at reintegration of the IDPs.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    New UNDP report highlights the role that cash transfers can play in preventing HIV

    -- Today, on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UNDP has released a new report on cash transfers and HIV prevention.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    UNDP Response in Syria

    To respond to the increasing socio-economic challenges, UNDP scaled up its early recovery and resilience interventions in 2014 taking into consideration basic needs prioritized by local communities in affected areas including both IDPs and host communities.

  • 15 Oct 2014
    Celebrate UN Day 2014 in Brussels on the Grand Place on Sunday 26 October

    Come and celebrate the 69th birthday of the United Nations on the Grand Place in Brussels, on Sunday 26 October, and meet UN staff from Brussels' 26 agencies.

  • 15 Oct 2014
    German Government, GEF, and UNDP partner to create largest global fund for ICCAs

    Germany has donated $16 million for the creation of a global fund for areas conserved by indigenous peoples and local communities known as ICCAs.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    UNDP steps-up the response to the crisis in Iraq

    UNDP has begun supporting the Iraqi authorities in strengthening their crisis coordination capacity to effectively respond. UNDP is also providing assistance to local authorities, helping to build community infrastructure as needs arise, by for example, digging fresh water wells and improving environmental sanitation.

  • 13 Oct 2014
    UNDP and EBRD Join Forces to Drive Growth and Development

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to drive and sustain growth and development in countries in Central and Eastern European, Central Asia, Mongolia, and the Southern and Eastern Mediterranean.

  • 13 Oct 2014
    UNDP calls for greater community involvement to combat Ebola in West Africa

    Local associations hold the key to beating Ebola in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, said UN development officials as they completed their visit to Freetown.

  • 08 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its “commendable performance” in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first overall out of 68 major agencies evaluated worldwide.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    What do online gaming and peacebuilding have in common in Georgia?

    In Georgia, peer-to-peer contact between Abkhaz and Georgian youth is rare, if non-existent. They live in separate worlds; their communities, until recently, wracked by conflict and infighting. Lack of information nourishes stereotypes and continues to play into prejudices about the other. All too often, communities end up knowing precious little about their neighbours. It is precisely this fear of the unknown, as Build Up‘s Helena Puig Laurrari writes in a recent blog post, that gaming has the potential to break through.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Urgent action needed on Ebola to prevent reversal of years of development gains

    Massive assistance for affected countries is needed to prevent Ebola from shutting down economies and reversing years of development efforts, said Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, at a high-level event at the United Nations on the deadly disease.

  • 25 Sep 2014
    Governments, Business, Civil Society and Indigenous Leaders Pledge to End Loss of Forests

    An innovative public-private partnership of multinationals, governments, civil society and indigenous peoples today pledged to cut the loss of forests in half by 2020 and end it a decade later in 2030 – a move that will eliminate the emission of between 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year.

  • 24 Sep 2014
    Cambodia turns climate change crisis into opportunity

    Cambodia is ranked among the top 10 countries most vulnerable to climate change. This is not only due to climate risks, but also to lack of capacity to adapt and respond. Eighty percent of the population lives in rural areas with limited knowledge, infrastructure and opportunities; and more than 70 percent rely on agriculture that is heavily sensitive to climate change, putting the country’s economic and social development at risk.

  • 12 Sep 2014
    International Forum Calls for Focus on Disaster Recovery

    Globally, natural disasters have caused damages of nearly $4 trillion over the past 30 years—and the frequency and intensity of these powerful storms, droughts and earthquakes continue to rise.

  • 01 Sep 2014
    Ebola Response Intensifies - UN pledges commitment

    The United Nations System Coordinator on Ebola David Nabarro has pledged the UN Commitment to stick with Ebola affected countries and help them and their people cope with the current outbreak of Ebola virus disease. UNDP has already contributed US$150,000 to support surveillance, early warning activities, training health teams and transporting samples from suspected outbreak sites to laboratories.

  • 28 Aug 2014
    GoL/UNDP Sign USD$5.5million agreement with EU on Decentralization

    UNDP Resident Representative Antonio Vigilante, EU Head of Delegation to Liberia Attillio Pacifici and Internal Affairs Minister Morris Dukuly sign the EU Contribution Agreement on Decentralization, which is central to governance reforms, peace building and reconciliation, as well as poverty reduction programs, is in line with Liberia’s National Policy on Decentralization and Local Governance and the Liberia Decentralization Implementation Plan (LDIP).

  • 20 Aug 2014
    Uganda starts process to build the National Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory System

    The new 3-year National Green House Gas (GHG) Inventory System Project is implemented by the Government of Uganda through the Climate Change Department in the Ministry of Water and Environment. It is part of the larger global LECB programme which is active in 25 countries and runs through to 2016. It is funded by the European Union, the German Government and UNDP to a tune of US$ 672,000.

  • 12 Aug 2014
    New technologies can help tackle violence, study says

    New information and communication technologies can connect citizens with one another and urgent responders, helping prevent violence and conflict, according to a new study by the United Nations Development Programme and others.