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Briefing by UNDP Director of Communications

Briefing by Stéphane Dujarric, Director of Communications for UNDP Good afternoon.I think a number of you may have seen the article which appeared today in a newspaper here in the States regarding a report from the USAID – the U.S. Agency for International Development, from their inspectorLue lisää (englanti)

Budget reform and achieving the MDGs in West and Central Africa

UNDP's regional office for West and Central Africa will convene a group of international experts to discuss improved budget programming to accomplish the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the sub-region.UNDP has already worked with six West and Central African countries on how to plan andLue lisää (englanti)


Building Mangrove Greenbelts along Bangladesh's Vulnerable Coastline

Bangladesh’s location makes it one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to environmental disasters. Its giant network of rivers and vast low-lying flood plains make it both fertile and subject to erosion from floods, droughts, and storms. As a result, protective coastal greenbelts, in theLue lisää (englanti)

Building back better in Bangladesh

In 2007, Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, a densely populated developing country that is buffeted by increasingly worse cyclones, floods and monsoons. Sidr brought Bangladesh’s river delta region to its knees, killing 3,363 people and damaging or destroying the homes of 1.5 million families. ALue lisää (englanti)

Burkina Faso increases access to safe drinking water for its citizens

An ambitious government effort to spread water resources more widely among Burkina Faso’s population of 15 million has increased access from nearly one fifth to two thirds during the last two decades.Despite being a landlocked country and suffering the  impact of a changing climate, theLue lisää (englanti)


Burkina Faso to hold two simultaneous votes

This Sunday, the people of Burkina Faso will elect 127 Members of Parliament together with 18,584 municipal officials in the first concurrent ballots to be held in this small West African nation. Thanks to the newly introduced biometric registration system, the National Independent ElectoralLue lisää (englanti)

Burkina Faso to pursue its work to alleviate poverty

The platforms plays an essential role in alleviating poverty by liberating women from their long, arduous daily duties. Photo: UNDP The Government of Burkina Faso has decided to continue the experimental National Multifunctional Platform Program supported by the UNDP which began in 2000. The newLue lisää (englanti)

Burkina Faso: Support for HIV-positive patients

Once initiated, treatment with antiretroviral medications (ARVs) must be continued for the rest of a patient’s life. “Compliance Centres” supported by UNDP and the Programme for Supporting Groups and Communities (in French, PAMAC) allow individuals who have just begun ARV treatments to learnLue lisää (englanti)

Burkina Faso: women help stop the spread of HIV and AIDS

Women from the rural village of Gassan attend an informal discussion on HIV/AIDS. (Photo: UNDP) Burkina Faso - 27-year old Assiétou was pregnant with her third child when she discovered that she was HIV positive. “I thought it was the end of the world,” she recalls. “I immediatelyLue lisää (englanti)


Burundi follows in footsteps of South Africa and Mexico in the fight against poverty

Bujumbura - In Burundi, two people out of three live below the poverty line and almost 80 per cent of the population earn less than 1 US dollar a day. Unemployment is one of the most serious problems and particularly affects young people. As a result, what initiatives could be put in place to bringLue lisää (englanti)

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