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A blind community saves the wetlands in Peru

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 lost her eyesight and was left alone with a small daughter to take care of in San Andrés, located in the Pisco district of Peru.  But the resilientLue lisää (englanti)

A development breakthrough for Africa

Just sixty days before the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Summit, UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa will host its annual Regional Management Team Meeting in Ghana (14-17 July), examining the region’s economic and development gains over the past decade and looking into ways ofLue lisää (englanti)

A response to the Heritage Foundation

The Real UN Development System:A Response to the Heritage FoundationThe United Nations needs all the constructive criticism it can get.  As the Washington representative of the UN Development Programme, I can attest that those who work for UN agencies are more focused than anyone else onLue lisää (englanti)

A summer camp brings together Lebanese and Palestinian youths

A UNDP-supported conflict recovery project in Lebanon , in collaboration with the Government, is breaking down prevailing stereotypes held by Palestinian and Lebanese youth through a very unique program. The summer school brings together 22 Lebanese and Palestinian young people in an Lue lisää (englanti)

AMERICAN IDOL to Benefit the UN Foundation Fund for Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – American Idol Kris Allen lent a hand to workers clearing the streets as part of a UNDP recovery programme in Carrefour-Feuilles, one of the areas worst affected by last month’s earthquake. Alongside workers, Allen broke rubble, disposed of debris and chatted withLue lisää (englanti)

Access to water is transforming life in rural Senegal

Darou Ngaraf, Senegal - Kalla Niang, 12, is highly self-assured and energetic. She is busily preparing herself for high school, an opportunity that, until recently, would not have been available to her. She lives in the village of Darou Ngaraf in northern Senegal. Like many girls in ruralLue lisää (englanti)

Achieving MDGs in India

Elimination of inequalities and harnessing new opportunities for implementation of policies and programmesINDIA’S HEARTLAND STATES NEED URGENT ACTION TO FAST TRACK PROGRESSNew Delhi - Two-thirds of the way to the 2015 finishing line for achieving the eight globally agreed MillenniumLue lisää (englanti)

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Act Now, Save Later: new UN social media campaign launched

Each dollar invested in disaster preparedness, saves seven dollars in recovery New York— A new social media campaign launched by two United Nations bodies calls on member states to boost funding for disaster preparedness in order to significantly reduce the often devastating economic impact thatLue lisää (englanti)

Administrator meets with Ethiopian women's groups

On the margins of the Africa-China Poverty reduction and Development Conference, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark held a  meeting with Ethiopian women leaders from the private sector, civil society, academia and the government.The Administrator welcomed the creation of the new UN agency for women,Lue lisää (englanti)

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Advisory Committee calls on UNDP to address inequalities and enabling environment

NEW YORK, 28 April 2014 – The 11th annual meeting of the UNDP Civil Society Advisory Committee concluded last week following critical discussions on the new UNDP strategic plan, UNDP’s engagement with civil society at national and regional levels and the challenges and opportunities of theLue lisää (englanti)

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