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Iraq: Judicial security reforms take aim at gender-based violence

Baghdad – As it fights to improve security in the country as a whole, the Government of Iraq is also advancing a series of gender-related rule-of-law programmes to enhance protections for women in particular, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Women in Iraq have nomore

Jamaica recovers from May 2010 outbreak of armed violence

By Sonia Gill, UNDP Jamaica Photo: UNDP in JamaicaPolice cordon a Kingston building damaged during May violence.Kingston, Jamaica – More than 65 civilians died during operations to halt a wave of violent attacks in Jamaica’s capital Kingston in May as security forces pursued Christomore

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Jordan first Arab country free of landmines

Today, Jordan marked a historical milestone. It is the first country in the Middle East to meet the deadline set by the Ottawa Mine-Ban Treaty and declare itself free of landmines. The Northern Border Clearance Project, which celebrated its completion today, succeeded in clearing an estimated 136,0more

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Justice and security central to crisis recovery

New York - A new report states that security and the rule of law are essential to recovery from crisis situations. “We have seen around the world, that men and women affected by crisis in the first instance expect security,” said Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme, at themore

Khartoum Declaration fosters new cooperation

Khartoum - The Regional Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control concluded on May 23rd with the agreement of Sudan, Central African Republic,Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Libya to improve their cooperation and coordination through the creation of a regional mechanism that wmore

Kuwait contributes US$1 million to United Nations' work in Haiti

Funds will support UNDP rubble removal and job creation projects New York – The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$1 million to support the work of the United Nations in the Haiti post-earthquake recovery process. The money will go toward UNDP’s livelihood programme, specificallymore

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Kuwait donates additional US$2 million for UNDP’s support to people affected by crisis in Syria

New York – The State of Kuwait has contributed US$2 million towards the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) emergency support to the people of Syria as they struggle to rebuild lives and livelihoods disrupted by the ongoing crisis there.  The funds will be used by UNDP in severamore

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Landmine clearing efforts help boost Angola’s recovery

Luanda, Angola – Angolans can now build infrastructure and farm crops more safely, as more than 870 million square metres of land have been cleared of mines since 2008. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has contributed to local efforts by training more than 1,000 demining specialists more

Liberia: Ivorian refugee needs outstrip aid

Monrovia -- With a sharp increase in the number of Ivorian refugees crossing into Liberia during recent weeks following Cote d’Ivoire’s political crisis which began in November last year, United Nations agencies have pointed to the increasing need for emergency shelter. More than half of the 75,000 more

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Liberians Urged To Cast Ballots in Runoff Vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26—Liberia’s ongoing election poses a major test for the West African country, a senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) official said here Wednesday, urging Liberians to turn out in large numbers for a runoff vote Nov. 8. “Second elections [after a crisis] are quite important.They’rmore