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UN responds to Indonesia volcano and earthquake emergencies

An elderly woman awaits assistance at an evacuation centre for those displaced by the Mount Merapi volcano in central Java. Photo: © Contributor/IRINJakarta - Following an invitation from the Government of Indonesia for assistance from international organizations present in Indonesia, theLue lisää (englanti)


UN teams up against gender-based violence in Botswana

Nine United Nations agencies have launched an ambitious new programme to eliminate gender-based violence (GBV) in Botswana, which affects nearly two-thirds of all women across the country, and large numbers of children.   “[In Botswana], men still dominate the political landscape, and theLue lisää (englanti)

UN to address national human rights institutions

GENEVA -- The UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay will both address the opening of this year’s meeting of National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) in Geneva on Tuesday. It is the first time that a UNDP Administrator has taken part inLue lisää (englanti)

UN-supported Afghan elections hotline proving popular

A number of Afghan voters have sought assistance from a toll-free election information hotline, set up with help from the United Nations, according to the world body’s mission in the South Asian nation. The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today that some 25,000 Afghans callLue lisää (englanti)

UNA-UK releases development publication “Leaving no one behind”

In the wake of UN General Assembly's Special Event towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on 25 September, the United Nations Association–UK released the publication “Global Development Goals: Leaving No One Behind” to inspire discussions and actions on international developmentLue lisää (englanti)

UNAIDS, UNDP back plan for poorest countries to keep low-cost access to life-saving drugs

New York — The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and UN Development Programme (UNDP) called today for renewing a provision that allows the world’s poorest countries access to life-saving drugs at costs they can afford, ahead of talks on the issue in Geneva next week. In a new brief, theyLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visits Copenhagen

Tuesday, 15 December, was a full day of events outside the COP15 venue for UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.In the morning she held opening remarks on behalf of the UN at a meeting for some 200 CSOs, local authority leaders and private sector representatives at the Climate Leader Summit side eventLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Administrator begins trip to European capitals

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark began a four-day trip to European capitals today in The Hague where she met with Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, Minister for Development Bert Koenders, and members of the Dutch Parliament.  Their discussions focused on The Netherlands' longstandingLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Administrator concludes visit to Washington, DC

Helen Clark finished up her visit to Washington, D.C. today on her first trip to a donor capital as UNDP Administrator. There, she met with members of Congress and their staffs, the Obama administration, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, and representatives from the U.S.-based NGOLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Administrator makes second visit to Washington

Helen Clark made her second visit to Washington, D.C., as UNDP Administrator this week, where she kicked off the Women’s Foreign Policy Group’s “Women in Power” luncheon series with keynote remarks discussing the challenges to development in the midst of the globalLue lisää (englanti)

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