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Marking environment day

10 June 2012 By: Manal Aziza, UNDP Iraq UNDP Iraq participated in an event to mark World Environment Day. The event organised by the Ministry of Environment featured a number of activities including a screening of a film produced by the United Nations on the decade of bio-diversity, a presenta more

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Microcredit programme pays off

  A group of men sit outside a shop beside the main road of Wonduruba chatting and drinking cold beverages. A woman rummages through a small cooler and approaches them with another round. As she opens one of the bottles she cracks a joke that gets the crowd going.   Thirty-year old Grace J more

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Microfinance in the districts of Djibouti

1 July 2009 It is 9 a.m. in an alley in Balbala, an immense area on the outskirts of Djibouti City. People hurry to and fro in front of the shop run by Nima Moussa Warfa, as they embark on a shopping expedition, engaged in a quest for rice, pasta, flour, and other basic foodstuffs. Aicha Doualeh more

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Mobile clinic reaches remote communities

  Abuop Deng lifts up her baby’s shirt and shows a community health worker a rash that covers the infant’s stomach. He has had it for weeks, along with a fever and diarrhea, she explains. They, along with dozens of other community members, are sitting under the shade of a huge tree in the centr more

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More water, better lives for Sudanese farmers

Until recently, farmers in northeast Sudan used to rely solely on rainfall for their subsistence crops, despite fertile land and groundwater close to the surface. “There is a big difference now,” said Aisha Sharief, who heads a farm run by women in the rural community of Arabaat. “Nowadays we have p more

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Morocco: Coordinating young volunteers for development

« I discovered volunteering as a human and social value at a very young age, when we were playing with friends and rushing to carry our neighbors’ groceries or hurrying to deliver bread in exchange of a small piece for ourselves».   Today, Oussama Aoumi Tioua, 23 years old, is a music teac more

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My voice for her: supporting women candidates

283 women candidates from across Libya participated in the launch of the “My Voice for Her” national awareness campaign for women candidates that took place in Tripoli on 25 June 2012. The campaign attracted the attention of the Libyan Government, civil society, international community and the popul more

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National Assembly moves forward

The Kuwaiti people's relationship with the National Assembly is a longstanding one. Ever since its inception, the National Assembly has not only been a forum for the Kuwaiti people to address their concerns, but also a symbolic figure of good governance - one that set the state apart from its regio more

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New Shop, New Life - Amin’s Story

  Amin Hassan Sulaiman was only ten years old when he lost his right leg, left arm, left eye and three fingers from his right hand after a mine exploded in his field.  “I was grazing animals in Spring 2001 in my village Bekma when I found the strange object” Amin remembers.    Am more

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New Laboratories and GIS Facilities Support the Environment General Authority in Libya

Libya has undergone a serious political change during 2011, and is currently going under intensive political and institutional reforms. The Environment General Authority is part of this development and changes, and has a new set of responsibilities and priorities to look after during the upcoming fe more