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First-ever visit by a UNDP Administrator to Namibia

“Our programmes here are strongly aligned with the country’s National Development Plan’s focus on inclusive growth, environmental sustainability, and capacity development.”  -Helen Clark Windhoek – On the first day of the first-ever visit by an Administrator of the United Nations DevelopmentLue lisää (englanti)

Fishermen abandon devastating fishing practices in Indonesia

World Environment Day 2009 > Fishermen abandon devastating fishing practices in IndonesiaWatch the larger versionFishermen in the community of Les, in Bali, used poison cyanide to stun and catch the ornamental fish that supplied their livelihood. But, after 15 years of this environmentallyLue lisää (englanti)

Five years later, the tsunami-affected teach the world how to build back better

On December 26, 2004, no one was prepared for the gigantic seismic sea wave that ravished the coasts of 14 countries in Asia, killing nearly one-quarter of a million people and displacing more than 2Lue lisää (englanti)

Flood-affected plant seeds for new livelihood in Pakistan

South Punjab farmer surveys seeds sprouting from UNDP package. (Photo: UNDP Pakistan) “My half-acre of paddy field, two hens and goat were washed away in the flooding. This farming package comes as a blessing at this dismal time.” - Imam Bibi, a 60-year-old of Hindu Wan village, Punjab,Lue lisää (englanti)

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Football helps boost indigenous peoples’ income in Colombia

Bogotá – Sixty indigenous families in Colombia are celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9, by selling their crafts in Bogotá, one of the host cities of FIFA’s U-20 World Cup, a football tournament for national teams with players under the age of 20. TheLue lisää (englanti)

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Football legend Marta, in Sierra Leone, calls for more women decision-makers

Freetown — Five-time FIFA player of the year, Marta Vieira Da Silva, in Sierra Leone Sunday, threw her support behind efforts to involve more women in decision-making positions. During her two-day visit to the West African nation, the football star and Goodwill Ambassador for the UnitedLue lisää (englanti)

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Football unites international community in campaign to end violence against women

New York - Top officials, staff and ambassadors to the United Nations took time out during the UN General Assembly today to play a friendly football match against a team assembled by the President of Bolivia Evo Morales. Both teams united to end violence against women in support of the SecretaryLue lisää (englanti)

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Former fighters find hope through skills training in Nepal

Nepalgunj - Bimala Ramjali was only 14 years old when her sister brought her to join the Maoist fighters, a group of communist insurgents in Nepal’s decade-long war that claimed 13,000 lives.  Now 28, with a two-year-old daughter playing at her feet, she talks about her family and her newLue lisää (englanti)

Foundations and civil society organizations convene during UN Week to advance Post 2015 development agenda

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were at the heart of discussions on 27 September, as various stakeholders met at the Ford Foundation in New York to discuss how philanthropies and their civil society partners can contribute to the future development agenda, to be renewed in 2015. The event –Lue lisää (englanti)

Future uncertain for Pacific Islands like Kiribati

Boobu Tioram stood on the beach and gestured toward a point about 20 metres into the sea and explained that his first house once stood on a spot now covered in swelling ocean waves. Tioram, a resident of the Pacific island of Kiribati, hasLue lisää (englanti)

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