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UNDP in the occupied Palestinian territory

04 Nov 2009

Since 1978, UNDP's Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People has been implementing projects in the occupied Palestinian territory worth over US$600 million. more

Ending violence against women helps achieve development goals

23 Nov 2009

Violence against women and girls is a problem of pandemic proportions – in all continents. At least one out of every three women around the world has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused by an intimate partner in the course of her lifetime. The International Day for the Eliminamore

UNDP works to rebuild peace, fellowship amongst youth in Sri Lanka

12 Nov 2009

The usually sleepy town of Vavuniya in northern Sri Lanka recently saw a surprising burst of activity. The small Tamil community was in the news for a slightly unusual reason: it was hosting Sinhalese school children and teachers from Matara district in southern Sri Lanka for a sporting event.Sri Lamore

UNDP responds to the Asia Pacific disasters

09 Oct 2009

Over the past few weeks, the Asia Pacific region has been struck by a series of multiple disasters that have killed more than 1,500 people, and affected upwards of 7 million others. UNDP, along with other UN agencies, reacted quickly, immediately deploying crisis management teams to support governmemore

Displaced Georgians rebuilding livelihoods with UNDP assistance

12 Oct 2009

Some 30,000 Georgians remain displaced more than one year after a five-day armed conflict between Russia and Georgia in August, 2008. UNDP is leading the way in working with the Georgia Government to provide long-term crisis recovery efforts that focus not just on providing people with basic necesmore

UNDP Responds to Disasters in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

02 Oct 2009

Photo: Jason Gutierrez/ IRINManila - Police evacuate an elderly couple from a flooded section of suburban Pasig city east of ManilaNew York - The last days of September brought destructive havoc to three countries in the Pacific rim. On 29 September a powerful undersea earthquake sent multiple tmore

Haiti earthquake: six months later

12 Jul 2010

 In the six months since the earthquake that devastated Haiti on 12 January, UNDP has led several response efforts and aided the Haitian government and people in initiatives to reduce the risks of a future catastrophe.One week after the earthquake, UNDP established a cash-for-work programme that tmore

Building back better in Bangladesh

10 Jul 2009

In 2007, Cyclone Sidr hit Bangladesh, a densely populated developing country that is buffeted by increasingly worse cyclones, floods and monsoons. Sidr brought Bangladesh’s river delta region to its knees, killing 3,363 people and damaging or destroying the homes of 1.5 million families. A jmore

A blind community saves the wetlands in Peru

10 Jul 2009

At 28, Joana Manrique now has a lot of vitality and strength.  But this wasn’t always the case.A victim of severe domestic violence, Joana lost her eyesight and was left alone with a small daughter to take care of in San Andrés, located in the Pisco district of Peru.  But the resilient accoumore

Women Count for Peace: UNDP welcomes women activists

21 Oct 2010

In observance of the tenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 — the landmark document to ensure women’s peace and security in post-conflict situations —  Open Days on Women, Peace and Security were held in 25 post-conflict countries from June to September 2010. more