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  • 11 Apr 2014
    UNDP’s Match Against Poverty raises US$190,000 for the Philippines

    The XI Match Against Poverty held last March in Bern, Switzerland raised US$190,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines where more than 5,000 people lost their lives last November to Typhoon Haiyan.

  • 09 Apr 2014
    Reconstructing identities: UNDP supports frontline government services

    Sights and sounds of construction abound across the Typhoon Haiyan-affected areas. Rebuilding is well underway since the 8 November storm, but it’s not just buildings and infrastructure that need replaced.

  • 31 Mar 2014
    Deutsche Post DHL and UNDP launch second “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” workshop in the Philippines

    Deutsche Post DHL and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) workshop at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport. Running from March 31 to April 2, 2014, the workshop prepares airport personnel for the logistics of emergencies, including handling high volumes of incoming goods and passengers in the aftermath of a disaster. The 52 participants are a mix of staff from airport operations, air traffic control, security and relevant disaster management agencies that play a vital role in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    UN Country Team Statement

    Signing of the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro

  • 28 Mar 2014
    UNDP and UNICEF join hands for waste management in Yolanda-affected areas

    In a simple signing ceremony UNDP and UNICEF have officially confirmed their agreement for the implementation of US$ 3.5 million for waste management in Typhoon Yolanda affected areas. The project will be implemented by UNDP with funding provided by UNICEF.

  • 28 Mar 2014
    Australia and UNDP reaffirm partnership to help promote resilience and recovery in the Philippines

    The Government of Australia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed yesterday two new partnership agreements, reaffirming their commitment to help promote resilience and recovery in the Philippines. The first agreement reaffirms their joint commitment to continue assistance to the Philippines in reducing people’s risk to disasters across the country, while the second agreement commits to working together to provide technical expertise to support typhoon-recovery efforts across the Visayas.

  • 27 Mar 2014
    UN Development Chief reaffirms support to Typhoon Haiyan recovery

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today wrapped up a two-day visit to the Philippines focused on post-typhoon recovery and support for the peace process in Mindanao.

  • 19 Mar 2014
    The N-Peace Awards 2014: Join the search for inspirational stories of peace in Asia!

    The N-Peace Awards shine a light on the tireless and often unrecognized efforts of both women and men who work with communities across Asia to achieve lasting peace. In its fourth year, N-Peace is excited to announce two new countries – Pakistan and Myanmar – and four new categories in the 2014 N-Peace Awards. The achievements of women at the grassroots level will continue to be celebrated with the ‘Untold stories – women transforming their communities’ awards that are selected online by the public. The four new categories will recognize work by the media, by a peace mobilizer at the national or regional level, by a young peacebuilder, and by an organization with a successful and innovative approach to community peacebuilding.

  • 07 Mar 2014
    Film launched to highlight enormous recovery needs after Yolanda

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Embassy of Switzerland today launched a short film, entitled: “The Football Wonder of Tacloban” by renowned Swiss filmmaker Michael Steiner, aimed at raising awareness and support to help meet enormous recovery needs across the typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) devastated areas of the Philippines.

  • 05 Mar 2014
    21,000 Swiss Show Solidarity with the Philippines at 11th Annual Football Match Against Poverty

    Last night the United Nations Development Programme again mobilized its team of top football players to compete against a European football club to raise both funds for and awareness of the extreme poverty challenges facing the world.

  • 03 Mar 2014
    Getting back up on her feet

    In the lead-up to UNDP’s global Match Against Poverty for the Philippines, meet Margarette Sosing – one of the young footballers who shares her story in an upcoming film by renowned Swiss Filmmaker, Michael Steiner to be showcased in front of a live stadium crowd in Bern, Switzerland tomorrow night, March 4 (8 PM), where UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors and football legends Zinédine Zidane and Ronaldo will rally their team of internationally renowned football players for a charity match against the Bern professional football club, the BSC Young Boys and Friends.

  • 03 Mar 2014
    International line-up of football greats set to play for the Philippines tomorrow

    A star-studded line-up of football greats is confirmed for tomorrow’s Match Against Poverty in Bern, Switzerland – proceeds of which will help support urgent recovery efforts for the millions still struggling to rebuild their lives after Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  • 28 Feb 2014
    Finding new solutions in the Typhoon Haiyan recovery

    Early recovery appears to be in full swing in Typhoon Haiyan-affected areas after almost four months of intensive humanitarian aid but according to UN officials, the progress must be maintained to prevent further harm to the most vulnerable.

  • 27 Feb 2014
    Message of UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Valarie Amos

    Opening remarks at the press conference at the Peninsula Hotel in Manila, 27 February 2014

  • 20 Feb 2014
    Our Work: 100 Days after Typhoon Haiyan

    A hundred days after Typhoon Haiyan tore through one of the poorest parts of the Philippines, affecting 14.1 million people and leaving 4 million displaced, UNDP continues to help people rebuild their lives.

  • 19 Feb 2014
    Luís Figo, Fabio Cannavaro and Patrick Vieira to join 11th annual Match Against Poverty - Proceeds to support recovery efforts in the Philippines

    Luís Figo, Fabio Cannavaro and Patrick Vieira are among the personalities that have confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty that will take place on March 4 at the STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.

  • 16 Feb 2014
    Needs remain enormous 100 days after Typhoon Haiyan

    One hundred days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on 8 November, the Government-led relief operation has made marked progress. But millions of people still require urgent assistance to rebuild their lives and livelihoods and ensure that the gains made thus far are not rolled back as devastated communities begin the difficult process of recovery.

  • 14 Feb 2014
    Football Fever Harnessed to Shine Spotlight on Typhoon Recovery Needs in the Philippines

    As a visit by sports superstar and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham whipped up football fever in the Philippines’ typhoon-hit city of Tacloban yesterday, renowned Swiss Filmmaker, Michael Steiner started the cameras rolling there on a new documentary set for release on 4 March at the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) annual Match Against Poverty to be played in Bern, Switzerland.

  • 06 Feb 2014
    Bohol earthquake survivors need support

    Nearly four months after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of Bohol Island in the Philippines, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), Luiza Carvalho, is calling on donors to provide an additional US$19 million for urgent shelter needs, as well as health, education and early recovery efforts in the affected areas.

  • 28 Jan 2014
    The Race is on to Salvage a “Golden Trough” of Typhoon Felled Trees across the Central Philippines

    The race is on to salvage valuable wood from millions of typhoon felled coconut trees in the central Philippines. Experts believe that salvaged coco lumber could be used for urgently needed temporary shelters, as the Yolanda (Haiyan) super storm left four million people displaced, just over two months ago in the Visayas region. It also killed thousands and devastated livelihoods across nine of the Philippines’ poorest provinces. If stored correctly, the lumber could also prove a potent way of securing thousands of livelihoods. But, time is running out as the trees need to be recovered before May 2014, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).