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UN Secretary-General Appoints Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal as Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal as Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).    Mr. Dieye will replace Tegegnework Gettu, whoLue lisää (englanti)

Secretary-General nominates Helen Clark as new UNDP Administrator

Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon, following consultations with the Executive Board of UNDP, has written to the President of the General Assembly requesting the General Assembly to confirm Helen Clark of New Zealand as the new Administrator of the UNDP for a term of four years.  Miss Clark replaces Mr.Lue lisää (englanti)


Security returning to DR Congo

Security is gradually returning to parts of the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo. “Security is coming back little by little. It is not perfect yet, but I must say that our freedom of movement is much better,” said Alphonsine Omoy, a resident of the town of Bunia in northeast DRC. ALue lisää (englanti)

Seeking a common roadmap on the Post-2015 Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean

New York - Ambassadors from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries in the United Nations, civil society representatives, and UN System agencies from the region are meeting to discuss the way ahead for the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations and the role the different stakeholdersLue lisää (englanti)

Sen, key contributor to the Human Development Report, awarded U.S. Humanities Medal

Amartya Sen, the Nobel laureate in economics, and a seminal contributor to the first Human Development Reports and the Human Development Index, was awarded the prestigious U.S. National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama on Monday night. Obama said the Indian economist, currently aLue lisää (englanti)


Seoul Conference puts focus on the ‘how’ of post-2015 development goals

International experts tackled how new global development goals can best end poverty and protect the planet at a conference co-hosted by UNDP and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul. The Millennium Development Goals, globally agreed targets to cut poverty and hunger, boost health,Lue lisää (englanti)

Serbia's disabled get jobs boost from anti-prejudice actions

The number of disabled people in Serbia who secured jobs in 2010 was about four times higher than in 2009 due to a series of anti-discrimination actions by the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). More than 2,500 disabled people found employment during the first nineLue lisää (englanti)


Setting sustainable public transport in motion in South Africa

High travel demand for private cars and mini-bus taxis make transport the second-largest greenhouse gas emission source in South Africa, where urban areas are characterized by low residential densities and long travel distances, which particularly affect the low incomes sector of society. FuelLue lisää (englanti)


Sierra Leone votes in landmark elections

Sierra Leone headed to the polls on 17 November to elect a new president, national assembly, mayors and local councils. The complex election marks a critical milestone for the country, ten years after the end of its brutal civil war. The West African nation has made considerable progress everLue lisää (englanti)


Sierra Leone: Saturday courts tackle gender-based violence

Freetown, Sierra Leone – Survivors of sex- and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone are having their day in court, as the judiciary now sits on Saturdays in a critical first step towards clearing an estimated 700-case backlog. In the year since their inception in February 2011 the Saturday courtsLue lisää (englanti)

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