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Erroneous press reports regarding UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Zidane

Recent erroneous press reports claimed that retired French football player, Zinedine Zidane will be traveling to Gaza on behalf of UNICEF. The United Nations Development Programme would like to make it clear that Mr. Zidane will not be travelling to Gaza as a UN Goodwill Ambassador, and would alsoLue lisää (englanti)

Ethiopia launches strategy for low-emission climate resilient development

Durban, 8 December –Ethiopia will embark on a national plan that aims to boost the country’s development over the next twenty years while keeping its greenhouse emissions to current levels. Unveiled here by the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Meles Zenawi, the Climate Resilient Green EconomyLue lisää (englanti)

Ethiopia: Small loan project "lights up" a town

Local Economic Development projects help youth group and members of community associations start new income generating activities. (Photo: UNDP/ Kurumi Shiratori) A United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) project providing start-up costs for community-level income creation in EthiopiaLue lisää (englanti)


Ethiopian crop yields to get boost from UNDP, Gates Foundation

As the United Nations steps up efforts to respond to a drought and food crisis across parts of the Horn of Africa, an initiative to double Ethiopia’s crop yields during the next five years will receive support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bill and Melinda GatesLue lisää (englanti)

Europe's new democracies poised to weather global economic slump

In a challenge to the sceptics, Jan Zielonka of Oxford University argues in the new issue of Development and Transition that emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe will survive the global economic slump intact. ‘The economic slowdown in Central and Eastern European countriesLue lisää (englanti)

Events highlight development progress and challenges in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. – A discussion on "Building on Progress in Afghanistan: 2014 and Beyond” was held in Washington today at an event organized in partnership between the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), offering a big picture ofLue lisää (englanti)

Evidence says the millennium goals are “within reach”

New York, 12 July 2010 — A synthesis of evidence from around the world, released by the United Nations Development Programme, vividly illuminates for the international community the path to creating a more healthier and richer world it envisioned a decade ago when it adopted the MillenniumLue lisää (englanti)


Expanding the Ranks of Qualified Disaster Risk Reduction Specialists

Lund, Sweden – Participants from across the UN System gather in Lund this week for an inter-agency training on better disaster risk reduction. In total, 24 participants from five UN agencies participated in the training, which was organized by Lund University and the Capacity for Disaster ReductionLue lisää (englanti)

FYR Macedonia tests "One voter, One Ballot" initiative

Skopje – The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has voted in presidential and local elections seen as essential for the country’s accession to European Union and NATO membership. The elections took place peacefully, complying with international standards. In the process, theLue lisää (englanti)


Faith-based groups play key role in advancing development goals, UNDP chief says

Hamburg—Faith-based organizations are playing a crucial role in efforts to build a more equitable and sustainable future, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark told a Protestant conference here.   “Many faith-based groups and leaders are already part of the drive toLue lisää (englanti)

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