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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)

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New UN appeal for Syria looks beyond humanitarian response

Berlin – The dramatic economic and social consequences of the Syria crisis on that country and its neighbors demands not only a well-funded regional humanitarian and development response, said UNDP Associate Administrator Gina Casar today in Berlin as she launched a new regional appeal for SyriaLue 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)

Director of UNDP in Africa visits Malawi

The Director of UNDP in Africa, Tegegnework Gettu, attended a finance ministers' summit held jointly by the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.The meeting was officially opened by Malawi President, who is also Chairman of the African Union, Dr. Bingu WaLue lisää (englanti)

Director, UNDP Africa at the New School

Keynote Speech at the New School for Social Research by Dr. Tegegnework Gettu, Regional Director for Africa: Building on a Decade of Progress: Seizing the Opportunity for a Breakthrough in African DevelopmentI would like to start by expressing my appreciation to Professor Arien Mack for inviting meLue lisää (englanti)

Disaster preparation activities help avert crisis in Haiti

Families in Gonaives benefitedfrom the construction of 110 metresof riverbank. (Photo: UNDP) Haiti - On 5 November hurricane Tomas swept past with torrential rains and winds of up to 130 km/hr. In what could have resulted in another fatal scenario, turned out as a test affirming the positiveLue lisää (englanti)

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Disaster-Conflict Interface: One Abets the Other, but 'Governance is a Key Enabler'

GENEVA—Disasters and conflicts frequently occur together, often devastating countries that are least able to sustain them, but good governance can speed recovery and lessen the likelihood of recurrence, according to a new UNDP study. “In most instances, the disaster-conflict interface increasedLue lisää (englanti)

Displaced Georgians rebuilding livelihoods with UNDP assistance

Some 30,000 Georgians remain displaced more than one year after a five-day armed conflict between Russia and Georgia in August, 2008. UNDP is leading the way in working with the Georgia Government to provide long-term crisis recovery efforts that focus not just on providing people with basicLue lisää (englanti)

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