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Russia's fragile far-east gets eco-boost from small grants to communities

Brown bears in Kamchatka Peninsula, Russian Federation.(Photo: UNDP) Kamchatka - Aimed at cutting unprecedented levels of poaching that threaten the unique and fragile habitat of Russia’s far-east Kamchatka peninsula, communities of mostly women and indigenous people are using funds fromLue lisää (englanti)

Rwanda: Women helping lead country’s transformation

The people of Rwanda have been working tirelessly to put their country’s tumultuous past behind them, paving the way towards a more promising future where peace and stability are helping transform the country into one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. Yet in this East African country –Lue lisää (englanti)

Rwanda: Building a bridge to better governance

Terrace building, a practice encouraged by UNDP to protect farm flooding, has brought increased production to Cuyngo town. (Photo: UNDP) Syldio is a Rwandan farmer who until recently had no way of selling his crops to neighbouring districts because of poorLue lisää (englanti)

Rwanda’s reforms boost progress on school enrolment

7 May 2010, Kigali, Rwanda — When the Rwandan Government drafted the first status report on the Millennium Development Goals in 2003, the main focus was economic stabilisation.  Poverty and maternal mortality targets were completely off track.  Seven years later, it has recorded impressiveLue lisää (englanti)

Salil Shetty named head of Amnesty International

New York - Salil Shetty, the Director of the UN Millennium Campaign has announced that he will be leaving the Campaign to take up the position of Secretary General at Amnesty International. Shetty joined the UN Millennium Campaign in 2003, shortly after it was set up by then United NationsLue lisää (englanti)

Saudi Arabia provides US$5 million for displaced in Pakistan

Riyadh – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided US$5,397,300 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for efforts in Pakistan to assist those uprooted in recent years. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed yesterday between the Saudi Fund for Development and UNDP will channel fundsLue lisää (englanti)

Saving nesting and wintering spots on Caspian coast

by Timur Dosmamedov, Communications Associate, UNDP Turkmenistan Photo: Alex Scherbina Shoreline monitoring expedition along the coast of the Caspian Sea. The Hazar Nature Reserve on the Caspian Sea Coast of Turkmenistan is a treasure trove of biological diversity. Predominantly wetland, theLue lisää (englanti)

Schools for Peace project promotes valuable lessons in Philippines

"Schools for Peace" is part of UNDP Philippines' Act for Peace Programme aimed at promoting such values to children in Mindanao’s conflict areas. Philippines—Most know actor Robin Padilla as the former “Bad Boy” of Philippine cinema. But now many, particularlyLue lisää (englanti)

Second Arab Knowledge Report addresses future generations

The Arab Knowledge Report 2010-2011, launched today, is the second in a series of reports that the United Nations Development Programme is jointly producing with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF). This year’s report addresses the crucial issue of preparing future generations forLue lisää (englanti)


Second round of Presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau

After a successful first round which had a voter turnout of 88 percent - the highest in the history of democratic elections in the country, Guinea-Bissau held its second round of presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday 18 May. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) providedLue lisää (englanti)

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