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  • Empowering Young Women: A Key to Sustainable Development Oct 11, 2016

    Two young women in Kosovo, frustrated by the low percentage of women in the technology sector, launched Girls Coding Kosovo, a non-governmental organization that empowers and trains women and girls in programming, engineering and computer science. A year later, the group has more than 500 participants and several products, including Walk Freely, an app aimed at fighting sexual harassment.

  • BLOG: With metal prices down, which minerals will pave Africa’s development? Feb 8, 2016

    This week thousands of executives, financiers, prospectors, investors and government officials will descend on Cape Town, South Africa for the 'Investing in African Mining Indaba.' Cape Town is not the centre of African mining, but for a week each year in February, it temporarily becomes the mining capital of the world. Companies pitch their projects, governments pitch the attractiveness of their geological (and regulatory) terrain and civil society organisations make their own pitch, that of caution, at their Alternative Mining Indaba.

  • [BLOG] What has salt got to do with development? Nov 24, 2015

    Do you know where the salt that flavours your food comes from? What about the lime to set our concrete walls, the aggregate and the sand that pave our roads, the pigments that colour our paints, or the bricks that hold up our ceilings?

  • Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2015 Oct 17, 2015

    A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years.

  • It’s our shared responsibility to protect girls’ and women’s rights Oct 12, 2015

    Today, there are 250 million girls living in poverty. Gender inequality remains the most pervasive form of inequality around the world. In many parts of the world, girls suffer from inequality, discrimination and abuse, facing threats to their security, health and welfare.

  • Regional cooperation key to security in South East Europe Mar 27, 2015

    Regional cooperation on combating the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons is the way forward, UNDP and EU officials agreed during a roundtable in Brussels, convened by UNDP's SEESAC initiative.

  • IDPs from eastern Ukraine found a new home in Kharkiv region Mar 25, 2015

    The renovation of the shelters is part of a joint EU-UNDP project “Community Based Approach to Local Development” that works with local authorities. The project also supports social care centres for the most vulnerable.

  • UNDP-EU Partnership Report launched Feb 19, 2014

    “The report we are launching today clearly demonstrates how the UNDP-EU partnership can advance human development around the world, and make a difference where it matters the most,“ said Rebeca Grynspan when she presented the first-ever report on the partnership between UNDP and the EU.

  • UNDP ART in the 3rd Assises of Decentralized Cooperation Apr 17, 2013

    The 3rd Assises of Decentralized Cooperation were organized in Brussels on April 9-10 by the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission On this occasion, UNDP arranged, through the ART Initiative, an associated seminar “Decentralized Cooperation: towards a Multi-stakeholder and Multi-level Approach".

  • AGORA, the Portal for Parliamentary Development, launches in Arabic Mar 18, 2013

    AGORA, the Portal for Parliamentary Development, is proud to announce the launch of its Arabic Portal. This Portal is developed to meet the increased demands for parliamentary development assistance from the Arab States following the Arab Spring, and will be actively engaging with parliamentary actors in the region.

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