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Philippines: Improved emergency communication blunts impact of typhoon Hagupit

In Tacloban City, Philippines, the past served as a lesson for the present, in the form of a simple communications system. As residents and city officials braced for the worst from Typhoon Hagupit there were nagging fears from the devastation wrought by Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), a little over aLue lisää (englanti)


Philippines: UN releases US$25 million to fund emergency response

The United Nations today announced an emergency allocation of US$25 million to fund critical relief efforts in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which carved a trail of destruction across the Central Philippines on 8 November. Speaking at a press briefing in New York today, OCHA’s Director ofLue lisää (englanti)

Phone text messaging aims to boost participation in Haitian elections

Pierre-Antoine Archange, UNDP Programme Manager for Democratic Governance, with a poster displaying hotlines and SMS numbers to encourage voter participation(Photo: UNDP)Phone text messages, radio and TV campaigns are being used to raise voter turnout in Haiti’s Sunday Senate elections.  TheLue lisää (englanti)

Political leaders, UNDP calling for sound democratic governance

Dakar, Senegal – The 8th annual meeting of the UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group opened yesterday in Dakar, Senegal, with high-level political leaders agreeing that a strong state is needed to ensure peace, security and prosperity for the world’s citizens. The conference whichLue lisää (englanti)

Post-2015 goals must suit new contexts, UNDP chief says

Helen Clark calls for ‘reinvigorated, transformational’ agenda Bogota — New global development goals must reflect current realities while sustaining the vision and momentum of the original Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark saidLue lisää (englanti)


Post-earthquake assistance in Haiti shifts to reconstruction

The allocation of resources for Haiti’s recovery from the devastating earthquake two years ago has shifted to reconstruction, infrastructure restoration, debris removal, job creation and capacity building, senior United Nations officials said today, noting, however, that considerable humanitarianLue lisää (englanti)

Preservation Nations: Belarus, Ukraine Partner on Wetlands

by Hugh Biggar from UNDP Regional Center for Europe and CIS in BratislavaUkraine/Belarus - A Ukraine nature park and a Belarusian nature preserve have united across international borders to earn recognition as a territory of global importance, one that helps preserve biodiversity. In cooperationLue lisää (englanti)

Preserving Prespa Basin in the Balkans

by Hugh Biggar from UNDP Regional Center for Europe and CIS in BratislavaThe Prespa Lakes Basin, shared between three countries, Albania, FYR Macedonia and Greece is endowed with exceptional biodiversity. It is home to indigenous fish, rare and endemic animals and plants and is critical habitat forLue lisää (englanti)

Preserving culture, protecting villagers in Fiji

Tai Butani is the only person left in Lomawai village who continues to produce salt from the mangrove ponds, a tradition that has been part of village life for generations.Lomawai village lies on the Island of Fiji, and is well-known for its salt producing tradition. UNDP Global EnvironmentalLue lisää (englanti)

Preventing illegal flow of guns is key to reducing poverty

UNDP echoes the call for tougher measures to curb illicit small arms, reduce violence and give affected countries a better chance to overcome poverty. New York—As talks on curbing the illicit trade in small arms ended here Friday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mexico,Lue lisää (englanti)

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