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  • EU and UNDP discuss challenges and priorities for regional action in Central Africa Apr 21, 2016

    he United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) held a policy dialogue today with the participation of the principal regional organizations for Central Africa - the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC). The dialogue focused on key security, stabilization and development challenges and priorities in Central Africa, as well as the actions needed to deliver on effective regional level response, led locally and supported by the international community.

  • EU and UNDP renew partnership on electoral assistance Apr 15, 2016

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica met today to reaffirm the long-standing partnership on electoral assistance. They signed the revised European Commission-UNDP Electoral Assistance Guidelines, which aim to enhance the EC-UNDP collaboration on electoral assistance on the ground.

  • EU-supported initiative helps boost Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction implementation in Africa Apr 12, 2016

    As southern African countries deal with the effects of El Nino and prepare for La Nina, representatives of disaster risk management authorities in the sub-region convened this week to kick off a risk knowledge programme focused on how to measure losses caused by disasters, to help inform policy and development planning.

  • Vast EU-funded programme to demine and increase surveillance along the Turkey’s eastern borders Apr 4, 2016

    Marking the UN’s International Day for Mine Awareness, Turkey’s Defense Ministry and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a vast programme of demining and increased surveillance along the country’s eastern borders.

  • EU Flood Recovery Programme to build resilient communities in Macedonia Apr 4, 2016

    The Programme, funded in the amount of 10 million euros, has been designed to help the country overcome the damage caused by flooding in 2015 and to reconstruct and upgrade the country’s flood prevention infrastructure over the next two and a half years.

  • International Day of Happiness in Brussels calls for climate action Mar 21, 2016

    The International Day of Happiness was marked on Sunday in Brussels through an event with the participation of Red, the hero of the “Angry Birds” mobile game and upcoming movie, who was appointed by the United Nations as Honorary Ambassador for Green to inspire climate action toward a sustainable and happier future for all.

  • International Film Festival raises awareness about the global development issues Mar 18, 2016

    The Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, which starts in Brussels today, will raise awareness about global development issues through powerful documentaries from all over the world.

  • UNDP at 50: World must step up to beat poverty by 2030 Feb 24, 2016

    Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is only possible with a broad coalition of leaders from government, civil society, multilaterals and the private sector, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) on the eve of a major Ministerial Meeting to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary.

  • EU Partners with UNDP to Strengthen Electoral Processes in Kenya Feb 11, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement with the European Union to support the electoral process in Kenya. The tripartite partnership between the European Union, the IEBC, and UNDP in the framework of the project "Strengthening of Electoral Processes in Kenya" comes at a time when the electoral body in the country prepares for the general elections to take place in August 2017.

  • US$ 3 million urgently needed for Central African Republic elections Feb 8, 2016

    As Central Africans prepare to vote on 14 February, the United Nations is highlighting a US$3 million gap in financing for the second round of the presidential poll and two rounds of legislative elections.

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