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UN and World Bank chiefs tour Great Lakes region to accelerate peace consolidation

Kampala/New York – During an unprecedented high-level visit to Africa’s Great Lakes region, the United Nations and the World Bank have joined forces to inject “hope” and change the face of conflict in the region. Leading a delegation on a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda andLæs mere


Uzbekistan earthquake centre is first of its kind in Central Asia

Tashkent, Uzbekistan - A new earthquake simulation centre in the Uzbek capital is set to help thousands of people better prepare and respond to earthquakes. The first of its kind in Central Asia, it will host trainings for officials and the public on quake proof construction, structural refittingLæs mere

"Desire for Dignity" Driver of Change in Arab World - Helen Clark

New York — In her second Twitter chat, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark answered questions from around the globe on development in the Arab world. The questions ranged from the causes of the uprisings to women and minorities and from the UN’s role in Libya to the role of social media and youthLæs mere

"One Voter, One Ballot" in FYR Macedonia

Gostivar - Major political parties in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia are set to discuss a “One Voter, One Ballot” initiative at a March 12 meeting in Skopje. As part of a broader goal of peaceful and democratic elections, the parties are encouraging everyone to vote,Læs mere


$1.6 billion needed to help 18.7 million crisis-affected people in Sahel

Geneva -The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched new and updated humanitarian appeals for the crisis-stricken Sahel region of West Africa. The combined request for the region now amounts to US$1.6 billion for food, nutrition, health services, sanitation and other urgentLæs mere

'Maama' Kits promote safe deliveries in Uganda

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+SocialGood Summit Comes to India

Event will focus on innovative solutions to social problems in the world’s largest democracy India’s future and the developing role of Social Good in making the world a better place will be the focus of a groundbreaking initiative in Mumbai, India, on 9 April 2014. Global leaders, policy makersLæs mere


1,000-day milestone renews focus on unfinished business of MDGs

New York – From Eritrea to Bangladesh, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) offices have observed the 1,000–day milestone to the end of 2015 – the deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – as part of a global campaign to accelerate progress. Beginning on 5 April,Læs mere


11th Match Against Poverty to kick off in Switzerland

Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane are set to kick off  the 11th annual Match Against Poverty on March 4th at 8:00PM CET in STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland. Proceeds raised from the soccer Match will help UNDP’s recovery efforts inLæs mere

Global conference on cluster bomb ban ends with even more States pledging to join the treaty

Lebanon—Friday 16 September 2011 marked the end of the week long Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, under the presidency of Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants. The Convention on Cluster Munitions comprehensively bans the use, production,Læs mere

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