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UN Day, 24 October 2017

Remarks at Sida Townhall on occasion of UN Day, 24 October 2017  


Famine Response and Prevention

Remarks at the High Level Event on the Famine Response and Prevention  


Fast Facts: South Sudan

In South Sudan, some 6 million people  are affected by widespread food insecurity and malnutrition, a dire situation that is compounded by insecurity and conflict. UNDP’s response has focused on…  



Vulnerable to violence: Empowering women in South Sudan

It is a violation of human rights, a major global health problem, and is experienced by approximately one in three women worldwide. Yet the fight to end violence against women is too often overlooked…  


Averting famine

Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought that have put them on the verge of famine. Some 20 million people are at risk of starvation in the worst preventable…  


South Sudan

Unresolved political conflicts, ethnic and religious tensions erupted into violence that has killed thousands of people and destroyed critical infrastructure in South Sudan. UNDP’s response focuses on…  


Innovation for development in Uganda

Refugees from South Sudan and host communities in Uganda team up to propose solutions for shared challenges.  


On Mother’s Day, Thousands Join Actress and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton in Pledge to Stand Up for Families Suffering from Famine

A new Care2 petition from actress and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton is calling on people everywhere to show support for the millions of mothers and families…  


Averting famine

Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis…  

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