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UN Development Chief Visits Iran; addresses United Nations Day Celebration in Teheran

Tehran – The head of the UN Development Group has wrapped up a three-day visit to Iran, saying that the country has made impressive human development progress, but that development challenges remained.   "In education, health, and income per capita, as measured in the annual Humanmore

UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls

Bangkok — A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites studied.  Nearly a quarter of menmore

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Football unites President of Bolivia, diplomats and top officials to End Violence against Women

New York - President of Bolivia Evo Morales, top officials and ambassadors to the UN took time out during the General Assembly today to play a football match to support of the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women. Wearing dark blue, the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP)more

Post-2015 goals must prioritise sexual, reproductive health, rights, and gender equality, UNDP Chief says

Kuala Lumpur – UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark spoke at the Women Deliver conference today on the importance of a renewed global development agenda giving priority to sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality, and women's empowerment. Life has changedmore

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Empowering women and closing gender gaps in Africa under spotlight at Tokyo conference

Yokohama – The importance of gender equality and the empowerment of women in driving development in Africa will be the focus of a high-level panel moderated by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICADmore

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Report urges stronger legal protections for women and girls affected by HIV in health care settings

Bangkok – A report from four Asian countries reveals serious gaps in the legal means of protection of the rights of HIV-affected women and girls in health care settings. Human rights violations include discriminatory treatment by medical workers, breaches of confidentiality, forced sterilizationmore

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Violence against women is not acceptable and can be prevented

New York – Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime. On the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, themore

Google expands global access to Human Development Indicators

New data visualization tools let web users map and chart the latest HDI trends and figures for all UN member-states United Nations — In a move to provide greater global access to key human development indicators for all countries, Google’s innovative Public Data Explorer will now feature themore

UN recommits to aid, favourable market access for LDCs

UNLDC IV, Istanbul — A ten-year international action plan for 48 economically vulnerable nations was announced today by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu of Turkey on the closing day of a UN conference in Istanbul.Countries agreed in the Istanbul Programme of Action to work for favourable marketmore

UNDP chief concludes tour of Central Asia

Tashkent – UNDP Administrator Helen Clark concluded a three day visit to Uzbekistan today.  She met yesterday with Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov, who expressed his support for the role played by UNDP in Uzbekistan’s development. While in Uzbekistan, Helen Clark also met with Mr. Rustammore

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UNDP-GEF joint project helps Cambodia save forests

UNDP and Global Environment Facility on Monday launched a new project worth over US$3.8 million to help Cambodia preserve its forests to benefit the rural poor as well as to contribute to reducing emission of green house gases into atmosphere. The “Sustainable Forest Management” project targetsmore

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Football legend Zidane to visit Mali to promote anti-poverty efforts

Bamako/Geneva, New York — In his tenth year as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), football superstar Zinédine Zidane is to visit the West African nation of Mali next week to highlight the country’s efforts to cut poverty. “Today I want to help,” said Zidane,more

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UNDP commits to stay in Afghanistan for long haul

Kabul – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will continue to support Afghanistan to meet its development goals, said Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator, today during an official visit to the country. “UNDP commits to continue building capacitymore

Asian women peace advocates receive awards for their leadership

Bangkok – The first N-PEACE awards were presented to four women peace advocates from some of the most conflict-affected countries in Asia. The N-PEACE awards were established to acknowledge women's leadership in building peace, empowering communities, and preventing conflicts. The winners, Purnamore

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Mongolia’s natural resource boom must benefit all citizens, says UN Development Chief

Ulaanbaatar – The revenue generated from Mongolia’s abundant natural resources should benefit all of its citizens, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said today wrapping up her three-day official visit to the country.  “I am convinced that natural resourcesmore

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