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Bangladesh: First woman to supervise country's elections

For the first time in the history of Bangladesh, a woman has overseen municipal elections, ensuring their accordance with electoral laws and providing guidance to presiding officers. Jesime Tuli, who holds more than three decades of experience in the country’s Election Commission, last year managedLue lisää (englanti)

Bangladesh: New homes for Cyclone Sidr victims

In November 2007, Cyclone Sidr tore through the coast of Bangladesh, killing almost 4,000 people, leaving millions homeless and destroying the livestock, crops, farming equipment and fishing boats essential for people’s livelihoods. In the days and weeks that followed Sidr’sLue lisää (englanti)

Bangladesh: School classrooms get high-tech makeover

Dhaka - Tens of thousands of primary and secondary school children across Bangladesh are to go online from their desktops through a nationwide programme bringing new technology to school classrooms. About 80,000 children, aged 11 to 15 years, will receive tuition in multimedia classrooms equippedLue lisää (englanti)

Bangladesh: UN Development chief highlights anti-poverty progress

UN Development Chief Highlights Bangladesh Anti-Poverty Progress and Climate Change ActionsUNDP Administrator Helen Clark (seated in front row, fourth from right) is in Bangladesh to highlight the country’s progress  in achieving development goals.(Photo: UNDP)Dhaka – United NationsLue lisää (englanti)

Bangladesh: fighting environmental degradation to reduce poverty

The small island of St Martin’s, in the southernmost part of Bangladesh, is home to a composite mosaic of life. On land, the island’s fine sand beaches are a vital nesting place for sea turtles, and the forests that line the shore are home to a myriad of bird species. Below theLue lisää (englanti)

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Beekeeping fosters economic recovery in Darfur

South Darfur is known as a troubled region, beset by years of conflict, poverty and human suffering.  Yet the Honey Value Chain Project - part of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) early recovery activities in Darfur - is bringing hope and economic opportunity to this distressedLue lisää (englanti)

Behind the scenes: UNDP & the Discovery Channel's documentary

These calm waters and peaceful tourist attractions in Phuket, Thailand, belie the devastation that took place here on December 26, 2004, when an Indian Ocean tsunami swept one-fifth of the way around the Earth. It killed more than one-quarter of a million people and affected overLue lisää (englanti)

Belarus shows model for protecting world's fragile Peat-Lands

As delegates from around the world gather this week at an international biodiversity conference in Nagoya, Japan, a project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF) is being presented as a successful model for protection of a uniquely richLue lisää (englanti)

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Benin on track to achieve universal primary education

Photo: PNUDCotonou -Ten years since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Benin is today on track to ensure primary education for all by 2015, provided current efforts are maintained. This is the findings of a special report reviewing Benin’s progress toward theLue lisää (englanti)

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Benin: Empowering women to protect the coastal lagoon

Benin - Until three years ago, Kindozandji Adovè, a mother of three daughters, had to decide which of her girls she would send to school, as her income from selling oysters was not enough to pay school fees for all of them. Now, thanks to UNDP’s Small Grants Programme, she makes enough moneyLue lisää (englanti)

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