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  • 29 Oct 2014
    UN Day 2014 in Brussels

    UN in Brussels celebrated its 69th birthday in City Hall and Grand Place on 24th and 26th October 2014. See more photos and find out what was the main theme of UN Day.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Hands-free diplomacy on Ebola

    Being UNDP and not a medical organization, our focus is mainly not on the direct treatment for Ebola patients. Instead, to complement the work of the many excellent organizations that are building and staffing Ebola hospitals, we’re working to prevent the further spread of the disease in poor communities, and helping to keep the countries’ economies and societies from collapsing in terror and paralysis.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    Ninth Annual UN-EU Partnership Report launched on UN Day

    At the occasion of the UN Day, the United Nations Team in Brussels is pleased to present the ninth Annual UN-EU Partnership report on the results of our collaboration with the European Union in 2013. The report spans the range of our joint actions across the world, both thematically and geographically. The web photo publication and the videos included in the report will take you through the results of our work on the ground.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    High Level Global Dialogue on Localizing the Post 2015 Agenda

    In the framework of the Dialogues on the Implementation of the Post 2015 Agenda, promoted by the United Nations Development Group, the co-leads of the Dialogues on Localizing the Post 2015 Agenda - the United Nations Development Programme and the UN Human Settlement Programme, on behalf of the United Nations Development Group, and the Global Task Force of Local and Regional Governments - organized the Final High Level Global Dialogue on Localizing the Post 2015 Agenda, which was celebrated on the 14th and 15th of October and hosted by the Municipality of Turin.

  • 23 Oct 2014
    No country is an island: New energy opportunities in the West Balkans

    South Eastern Europe is the richest region within European Union in potential for hydro energy, solar energy, wind energy and biomass. The majority of potentials are still unused because many of the countries still heavily rely energy from fossil fuels, particularly on base load energy from coal power plants.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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
    Private sector – important strategic partner for UNDP in promoting MDGs

    UNDP has projects related to private sector development or engagement in most of the over 170 countries and territories where we provide assistance. UNDP works with companies from a variety of sectors, for example, water, energy, extractives, food and agriculture, consumer products, healthcare, finance and information technology. Private sector companies have supported UNDP projects directly with US$135 million between 2009 and 2013.

  • 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.

  • 04 Aug 2014
    UNDP and the EU support the Governments of West Africa to fight the Ebola epidemic

    UNDP supports the Government of Guinea in the fight against Ebola with $ 200,000 to strengthen the coordination of national response through the establishment of a mechanism to daily information sharing at the national, prefectural and in border areas.

  • 30 Jul 2014
    The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon described the situation in Gaza as one of “horrifying levels of physical destruction”

    The UN chief, who has been in the region this week to express solidarity with Israelis and Palestinians and to help them end the current cycle of violence, again stressed to all sides that they must abide by their international obligations to respect the sanctity of civilian life and the inviolability of UN premises, and to honour their obligations to humanitarian workers.

  • 07 Jul 2014
    MDG Report 2014 released

    The The Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 was launched today in New York by the Secretary-General. The report presents the latest assessment of global and regional progress towards the MDGs. The report shows that significant progress has been made across all goals and millions of lives have been saved. Yet, much more effort is needed in many areas. Continued progress towards the MDGs in the remaining year is essential in order to provide a solid foundation for the post-2015 development agenda.

  • 21 May 2014
    UNDP's support for the elections in Malawi

    Voters in Malawi headed to the polls on Tuesday, 20 May 2014, fifty years after the country's independence. Over 7.4 million people were registered to vote, a 16 percent increase from the elections in 2009, and according to the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC), the majority were women.

  • 21 May 2014
    JMDI side-event at the 2014 Global Forum on Migration and Development

    The Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) was represented for the sixth time at the Global Forum on Migration and Development in Stockholm, Sweden, and contributed through the organization of a side-event entitled “Local Authorities: the missing link to harness the potential of migration for development” which was held during the Civil Society Days on May 13th.

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