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Nepal: Training promotes peace and gets political parties talking

Leadership training in Nepal is helping political factions engage with each other in a more productive manner as the country works to draft a new constitution and reconcile following its decade long civil war.   Over 250 leaders of political parties, human rights organisations, local peace comm more

New UN website gives access to real-time financial data

Discharged Maoist Army Combatants, part of the United Nations Peace Fund for Nepal, photo by UNICEF Today, UNDP Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan launched the Multi-Donor Trust Fund Office Gateway. For the first time in UN history, UNDP is providing real-time financial transaction data to th more

New border post key to ending Sierra Leone-Liberia trafficking

Sierra Leone and Liberia made another break from their charred history of violence and war by establishing a border post at a key crossing for arms trafficking and illegal immigration.The Jendema Integrated Border Control Post, officially opened on May 1, is a main crossing point, as well as a key more

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New report highlights UNDP’s role in building peace in Bolivia

New York— Following the tension and violence that spread throughout Bolivia around the approval of a Constitution five years ago, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) played a key role in building peace, sparking a historical dialogue between political parties and civil society groups, ac more

New technologies can help tackle violence, study says

ICTs now a promising tool in the right contexts   Washington, D.C. — New information and communication technologies (ICT) can connect citizens with one another and urgent responders, helping prevent violence and conflict, according to a new study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and other more

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Northern Uganda: Peace and incomes help to boost recovery

In the six years since the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group was driven out of the country, the improved security in northern Uganda is enabling tens of thousands of conflict-affected people to rebuild their lives by earning incomes from small businesses, and gaining access to land for agricu more

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One year after floods hit Pakistan, town gets a new face

The population of Khairpur Nathan Shah, a town of some 200,000 in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, has started to recover from large-scale floods one year ago that inundated their streets and sanitation systems with debris and other hazardous waste. Farmers and small business owners were among t more

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Islamabad: The scope and scale of flooding across Pakistan in July and August last year was unfathomable, affecting the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods, and forcing millions to flee their homes. A humanitarian operation was launched for the estimated 14 mil more

Over US $5 billion pledged for Haiti's recovery

Reconstruction of ‘a new, transformed Haiti’ begins United Nations member states and international partners pledged $5.3 billion for the next 18 months to begin Haiti’s path to long-term recovery from the January 12 earthquake. Over 150 countries and international organizations gathered March 31 at more

Pakistan flood relief efforts continue on World Humanitarian Day

Map of UNDP support to Crisis Prevention and Recovery: For more information:http://www.undp.org/cpr/ http://www.sergiovdmfoundation.org/wcms/ http://ochaonline.un.org/whd/ http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/KHII-88G9CR?OpenDocument New York - As United Nations agencies and non-governmental more