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15 years after landmark gathering, women still lack equal rights

High-level meeting at the UN assesses advances and challenges in women’s rights New York - Thousands of government officials, activists and women leaders from all over the world are gathered in NY today to assess the progress and challenges in women’s empowerment at the 54thLue lisää (englanti)

2009 World Water Day: Shared Water - Shared Opportunities

Video 2009 World Water Day Transboundary water: An agent of peace and cooperation Additional links: Lue lisää (englanti)

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2013 Human Development Report presented in Brussels

The 2013 Human Development Report -"The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World" was officially presented in Brussels at a public round table event held on 23 April 2013. Mr. Olav Kjørven, Assistant UN Secretary-General and Director of UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy,Lue lisää (englanti)

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30,000 food packages for vulnerable, displaced people in Ukraine

Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to the country’s internally displaced persons (IDPs), as well as other vulnerable citizens trapped by the ongoingLue lisää (englanti)

31 million voting cards for Congo

UNDP and the Independent Electoral Commission of Congo (IEC) received the third and final batch of 12,760,000 voting cards at Kinshasa airport.The delivery weighed 100 tons and it completed a total of 31 million voting cards that will be used for the voter registry’s update after beingLue lisää (englanti)

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33,000 football fans turn out in support of Haiti and Pakistan

Athens, Greece - More than 33,000 football fans demonstrated their support tonight for the people of Pakistan and Haiti by filling the Karaiskakis Stadium in Piraeus, Greece, to watch top players reach a 2-2 draw in the eighth Match Against Poverty. Retired Portuguese star Sá Pinto scored bothLue lisää (englanti)

35,000 join Haile Gebrselassie in Great Ethiopian Run to end poverty

The Great Ethiopian Run,under the slogan,“We Can End Poverty 2015".(Photo: UNDP)Addis Ababa - Thousands took to the streets in Addis Ababa on 21 November to participate in the Great Ethiopian Run, the biggest road race on the African continent. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the raceLue lisää (englanti)

40 communities launch literacy courses for Burkina Faso politicians

Politicians in the rural community of Meguet learn to read, write and add up figures thanks to the new campaign.Photo: UNDPA full-scale literacy campaign for local politicians in rural areas has just been launched in Burkina Faso. 90 per cent of these politicians are illiterate and they have headedLue lisää (englanti)

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@HelenClarkUNDP - #1 Goal is 2 Eradicate Xtreme Poverty

New York - My number one goal as Administrator of UNDP is to work for the elimination of extreme poverty, said United Nations top development chief Helen Clark (@HelenClarkUNDP on Twitter) during her live Twitter chat today to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Monday,Lue lisää (englanti)

A blind community saves the wetlands in Peru

A massive earthquake in 2007 hit Peru's Pisco district, home of San Andrés wetlands pictured above.(Photo: Asociacion de Invidentes Los Ojos del Alma)At 28, Joana Manrique now has a lot of vitality and strength.  But this wasn’t always the case.A victim of severe domestic violence, Joana lostLue lisää (englanti)

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