New border post key to ending Sierra Leone-Liberia trafficking

08 Jun 2009

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 keymore

UNDP responds to the humanitarian crisis in Pakistan

17 Jun 2009

A view of the Jalozai camp at Nowshehra, North West Frontier ProvinceUNDP is working with the provincial government in Pakistan’s North West Frontier Province to respond to a wave of internally displaced persons, or IDPs, who have fled violence and insecurity there. Battles between Taliban andmore

UN in action in El Salvador: recovering from Hurricane Ida

13 Nov 2009

San Salvador- The United Nations has sent a disaster assessment team to El Salvador and released a $50,000 cash grant to help the Central American country recover from last week’s torrential rainfall that caused massive flooding and triggered landslides, killing at least 140 people and dimore

UNDP in Bangladesh

17 Nov 2009

For over a decade, UNDP has assisted the Bangladesh Election Commission. This long-term investment resulted in the most transparent and inclusive election in the country's history.Over the past 10 years, Bangladesh has made significant progress in human development and poverty alleviation. But with more

Indonesia: Support for tsunami early warning systems

15 Oct 2009

New York- For the hundreds of volunteers gathered on 14 October 2009 in Aceh, the Indonesian province devastated by the 2004 tsunami, the exercise must have been unsettling for some. But as the alarms sounded and crowds began to flee the coast, participants in IOWave09, a region-wide early-warnimore

African countries pledge assistance to Haiti

31 Mar 2010

African countries pledged more than eight million dollars during last week’s International Donors' Conference for Haiti to help the country recover from the devastating earthquake of 12 January.The pledges made included: USD 1 million from The Gambia; USD 204,000 from Mali;  USD 1 million frommore

Investing in Haitian Women

06 Apr 2010

Since the 12 January 2010 earthquake, UNDP has been playing a key role in the response to the crisis in Haiti. Acknowledging that only Haitians can rebuild their country again— and build it back better— UNDP has put job creation at the centre of all its recovery activities in the cmore

UNDP Haiti receives award for "courage, commitment and teamwork"

30 Apr 2010

Washington - The US Committee for UNDP presented its second annual Julia V. Taft Award to the UNDP Country Office in Haiti on April 29, 2010, in Washington, DC. The Award, named in memory of the first Director of UNDP’s Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery, was presented in recognition omore

UN officials applaud progress made in the struggle against landmines

05 Apr 2010

The following is a statement issued jointly by members of the UN Mine Action Team on the occasion of the 2010 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.  Since the Anti-Personnel Mine-Ban Convention entered into force 11 years ago, there have been many signs of progress,more

Boosting voter interest in the Afghanistan elections

21 Jul 2009

Kabul – Increasing voter turnout and ensuring a relative level of security are the main challenges for the upcoming elections scheduled to take place in Afghanistan on August 20.  Margie Cook manages UNDP’s election initiative – Enhancing legal and electoral capacity for tomorrow (more