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DPRK needs immediate food aid following floods, says UN

Pyongyang  – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) needs immediate food assistance after torrential rains caused flooding between 18-29 July, according to a United Nations assessment. Access to clean water and health care also remain high priorities to avoid diseaseLue lisää (englanti)

DR Congo: "My aunt kicked me out when I told her I was pregnant"

UNDP launches a series of testimonies on the occasion of the 16 days of activism to fight violence against women Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) – Aged 14, Kijana agreed to testify but asked for her face not to be shown, fearing someone may recognize her. Slowly, with great hesitation andLue lisää (englanti)

DR Congo: More than a million people register to vote

Voices from around the World View Audio slide-show>> More than 1.25 million people have registered to vote inLue lisää (englanti)

Declaration: UN Leadership Forum on Climate Change

DECLARATION by Business, Investors and Civil Society to Governments Our world is at a critical juncture. Governments must take collective action now to address climate change. Failure to do so will result in catastrophic damage to the planet, people and the global marketplace. Future advancesLue lisää (englanti)

Deforestation in Cambodia raises concern about land degradation

It is another corn harvesting season in Pailin, a province in northwestern Cambodia, and farmers are busy harvesting and packing the produce for buyers. A war zone during the Khmer Rouge era, today Pailin is a major agricultural center where corn, bean and cassava farms are the main lifeline forLue lisää (englanti)

Democracy opens doors to inclusive growth, says UNDP

Washington — Good governance and empowerment of women play a critical role in sustaining inclusive development, UNDP Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan said today speaking at the Society for International Development’s World Congress. During a discussion panel, Rebeca Grynspan was asked aboutLue lisää (englanti)


Despite high unemployment, young Nicaraguans are hopeful

More than 62 percent of young Nicaraguans are optimistic about their future despite high levels of unemployment, poverty, and violence, according to a recently published UNDP report titled "National Report on Human Development 2011: The young people building Nicaragua." The reportLue lisää (englanti)

Developing countries: Technologies are crucial to reach MDGs by 2015

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - Government officials representing nearly 30 developing countries from various regions agreed on a joint declaration calling on governments, civil society and the private sector to work together and make use of integrated information and communication technologies (ICTs)Lue lisää (englanti)

Director of Regional Bureau for Africa at UNDP's regional meeting

Tegegnework Gettu, Assistant Secretary-General & Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa on the occasion of the 2009 Annual Cluster Meeting of Resident Representatives/Resident Coordinators from UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa, Addis AbabaYour Excellency, Mr. Ato Sufian Ahmed,Lue lisää (englanti)

Director of UNDP Africa discusses UNDP-China-Africa partnership in Beijing

Tegegnework Gettu, Director of RBA and Associate Administrator of UNDP, met with Niu Dun, Vice Minister of China's Ministry of Agriculture on March 3rd 2010.Niu Dun spoke highly of UNDP’s contribution to China’s poverty reduction and agricultural development efforts in rural areasLue lisää (englanti)

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