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Rebuilding war-torn communities in Burundi

The village of Gitukura, in the northern Burundi province of Cibitoke, has experienced firsthand the devastating consequences of two decades of ethnic conflict and civil war. Located on the Rwandan border, its inhabitants, mostly women and children, live in almost complete isolation and depmore

UNDP to help flood-affected Pakistanis reclaim lost ID papers

The records of the agriculture department of Nowhsera in Pakistan have been badly damaged by the floods.(Photo: UNDP Pakistan) Islamabad - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is to set up a network of one-stop-shops in Pakistan to help hundreds of thousands of people estimated to havmore

Bahrain gives $1 million to UNDP for Haiti Cash for Work Programme

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UNDP supports Iraqis in electing their future government

Baghdad -- On March 7, Iraqis will vote for 325 members of the Council of Representatives, the nation’s parliament, from 18 governorate constituencies, the third election conducted since 2003.(Photo credit: Aswat al-Iraq news agency, Location: Erbil) In preparation for the elections, UNDP is pmore

Young people celebrate and document hope in post-earthquake Haiti

Port-au-Prince— In commemoration of the International Day of Peace, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Haiti’s Ministry of Youth, Sports and Civic Action and the United Nations Population Fund celebrated the crucial role Haitian children and young people have played in thmore

Brazil and Mozambique team up on small arms reduction

A common challenge, a common language and a common solution: South-South cooperation for improved firearms control in MozambiqueWhen Mozambique’s civil war ended in 1992, the government vowed to rid the country of small firearms. Although successful campaigns secured more than 260,500 guns fmore

Haitians on the pitch for recovery

A resident of Bel Air, one of the most violent, poor and garbage-filled zones of Port-au-Prince, Josiane Vesna along with nearly 1000 other Haitians was hired to rebuild six neighbourhoods, including her own, following the earthquake that devastated the country 11 months ago.“After the earmore

Women, peace and security in Africa

Eleven African governments have pledged to ensure an effective regional mechanism to address sexual violence against women and children in a regional event sponsored by UNDP.The Presidents of Burundi, DRC, the Republic of Congo, Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia, as well as Ministers of Great Lakes coumore

Ghana peace architecture to get boost from lawmakers

Local chiefs convene in Accra to discuss Ghana's Peace Architecture (Photo: UNDP)Accra - Lawmakers in Ghana are this month due to consider backing an independent peace-building body that has helped to solve disputes between some of the country’s many distinct ethnic and tribal groups and tmore

Croatia: UNDP promotes ethnic reconciliation

Croatia has made great strides towards European integration, but still faces the challenges of ethnic tension in war-affected areas. While much reconstruction has taken place in the formerly besieged cities of Osijek and Vukovar in the east of the country, inter-ethnic tensions still simmer and are more