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Climate change: the Zambian story

In Zambia, any change in climate can spell disaster. With a majority of Zambians depending on agriculture, even a slight change in temperature can affect crops like maize with catastrophic consequences for livelihoods.In the village of Lusitu, in the south of Zambia, the returns from farming haveLue lisää (englanti)

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Cluster munitions maim and kill Iraqis every day

Iraq - Every year hundreds of Iraqis are killed or maimed by cluster munitions and landmines, due to Iraq’s contamination of millions of explosive remnants of war (ERW). According to Iraqi figures, the contamination claimed 14,000 victims between 1991 and 2007, while in the three KurdishLue lisää (englanti)

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Collecting rain to address Maldives' water shortage

Nasreena Ahmed recalls how, when she was younger, her family and neighbors on Ihavandhoo Island could rely on groundwater for bathing, drinking, and cooking. But years of population growth, ineffective sewage systems, and encroaching salt water have made the groundwater unsafe to use. Now, Ms.Lue lisää (englanti)

Colombia, bringing the death toll down

 (Photo: UNODC Columbia)Despite the heavy presence of paramilitary organizations in Colombia, they are only responsible for nine percent of all firearm-related homicides in the country. In 2008, around 77 percent of the 14,000 homicides involved civilians carrying firearms, while the remaining 14Lue lisää (englanti)

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Colombia: Marginalized groups increasingly involved in local governance

Bogota, Colombia – Efforts to engage Colombia’s traditionally marginalized Afro-descendants and indigenous people in local government accountability processes are beginning to pay off, with increased involvement in oversight mechanisms and improved public trust. Twice a year, through aLue lisää (englanti)

Colombia: New report puts the case for pro-poor business

Workers in Chocó, Colombia, practicesmall-scale, social and eco-friendlymining for a living(Photo: ‘Oro Verde’)Chocó - An innovative approach to business that offers the potential for new products, services and jobs to almost 20 million Colombians living below the poverty line, wasLue lisää (englanti)

Colombian initiative receives international award

Worker collects açaí berries at the award-winning Colombian project "Bosque Húmedo Biodiverso" (Photo: UNDP Colombia) Bogota - Biodiverse Rain Forest, a community organization in Chocó, one of the poorest regions of Colombia, has won an international award for its entrepreneurialLue lisää (englanti)

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Colombia’s refrigeration industry promoting green economy

Bogotá - Since 2010, Colombia has been taking steps to reduce the substances that harm the environment and deplete the ozone layer, which protects humanity from more than 90 percent of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. As of 1 January 2013, the initiative – done in partnership between theLue lisää (englanti)

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Commission on Status of Women strengthens move to eliminate violence against women and girls

New York – The 57th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) culminated on Friday (15 March) with Member States underlining their commitment that women and girls have the right to live a life free of violence, exploitation and abuse. The priority theme of this year’s globalLue lisää (englanti)

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Community volunteers in Liberia are limiting the spread of Ebola

The number of new cases of Ebola in Liberia is decreasing each day and community volunteers’ work has contributed substantially to this result. UNDP Liberia has recruited 1,300 volunteers who are being paid $80 per month to go door to door, every day in their communities, to track down anyone whoLue lisää (englanti)

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