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Beyond Rio+20, countries must take "people-based" approach to sustainability

Rio de Janeiro - Countries must work  together on a "people-based"  approach to social, economic and environmental  sustainability on both the international and local level, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and UNDP head HelenLue lisää (englanti)


Bhutan, in pursuit of sustainable development

Bhutan, a small mountainous country nestled in the Himalayas, is a global leader in environmentally sustainable development. Its social, economic, political and spiritual foundations are rooted in the idea of Gross National Happiness. This means it strives towards equitable socio-economicLue lisää (englanti)

Big turnout for Iraqi provincial elections

A voter casts his ballot in Fallujah. (Photo:ASWAT AL-IRAQ.)Baghdad – The vote for the provincial elections taking place in Iraq over the weekend saw a healthy turnout, due in large part to the successful media and voter outreach strategies of the Iraqi election authorities. “AnLue lisää (englanti)

Biodiversity in Cyprus’ 346 square kilometres Buffer Zone

By Claudia Konyalian, Environment & Pandemic Focal Point, UNDP Action for Cooperation and Trust, CyprusFor nearly four decades in Cyprus’ buffer zone - a 180 km long strip of land dividing the island between the Greek Cypriot community in the south and the Turkish Cypriot community inLue lisää (englanti)

Biodiversity: Delivering results in Europe and the CIS

As the Conference of Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity is gaining momentum in Hyberabad, India, the results of work of UNDP in conserving and sustainably managing biological diversity is attracting increasing attention. Humans bear the primary responsibility for the presentLue lisää (englanti)


The Executive Board of three UN development agencies opens 2014 annual session with a focus on improving coherence and results

Geneva--An intergovernmental corporate governance structure that oversees the work of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UN Population Fund and the UN Office of Project Services opened its Annual Session in Geneva today.   Peter Thomson, President of the Executive Board andLue lisää (englanti)


Boosting indigenous peoples' political participation crucial for development, says UNDP

New York – Around 100 officials from Mexico and other Latin American countries, indigenous peoples’ representatives and non-governmental organizations gathered today in New York during the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples (7-18 May) to discuss how to increase indigenous peoples’ politicalLue lisää (englanti)

Boosting voter interest in the Afghanistan elections

Kabul – Increasing voter turnout and ensuring a relative level of security are the main challenges for the upcoming elections scheduled to take place in Afghanistan on August 20.  Margie Cook manages UNDP’s election initiative – Enhancing legal and electoral capacity for tomorrowLue lisää (englanti)

Brazil Carnival highlights anti-poverty goals

Thousands join Eva in Salvador to celebrate Carnival and to raise awareness about the MDGs. (Photo: Eva)Salvador, Brazil - One of the most famous acts of the annual Carnival in Brazil this year dedicated itself to raising awareness about anti-poverty goals among thousands of people in Salvador,Lue lisää (englanti)

Brazil and Mozambique team up on small arms reduction

A common challenge, a common language and a common solution: South-South cooperation for improved firearms control in MozambiqueWhen Mozambique’s civil war ended in 1992, the government vowed to rid the country of small firearms. Although successful campaigns secured more than 260,500 gunsLue lisää (englanti)

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