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UN development chief says conflict often driven by poverty

Agadez - On the last day of her visit to Niger, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark traveled to the ancient city of Agadez where armed rebellions in the 1990s led to a period marked by violence and instability, resulting in increased poverty and vulnerability for the population.  Agadez is also a tr more

UN Secretary-General to Haitians: "You are not alone"

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark (right) greets UNDP Haiti Resident Representative/Resident Coordinator Kim Bolduc in Haiti on 17 January 2010.UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in Haiti to see for himself the devastation from Tuesday's earthquake, assured the Haitian people that they were not al more

UN Security Council adopts new resolution on women, peace and security

A new Security Council resolution, passed unanimously on Friday at an open debate on women, peace and security, stresses that sustainable peace depends on simultaneous progress in political stability, security, development, human rights--including gender equality-- justice, and the rule of law. Held more

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UN agencies combine efforts to tackle gender-based violence on this year’s International Women’s Day

The renewed effort focuses on what drives men to become violent and asks what can be done to stop it Bangkok, Thailand - Today on International Women’s Day, women and men around the globe come together to rally, discuss and take action to stop violence against women and girls. The United Nations obs more

UN assists flood victims in Ouagadougou

The local authorities are still busy trying to count the number of people affected by the flood.  Zouarata Ouedraogo lost her house and belongings and came for the registration where she reports the status of her family (Photo: Kerstin Gosse/UNDP)“Early in the morning, water began to pour into more

UN brings together opposing Sudanese tribes in historic peace talks

Amidst the cheering, drumming and dancing of women from  Sudan’s Missiriya tribe in Um Khaer village in the Sudanese county of Abyei, a group of Missiriya representatives from this traditionally nomadic tribe gathered on December 14, 2009  for a historic meeting with representatives from the more

UN hosts the world premiere of ‘One Day on Earth’

On 22 April 2012 – Earth Day - the feature length documentary film produced by One Day on Earth will be screened on the same day in over 170 countries worldwide, in collaboration with over 80 UNDP Country Offices. On the same day the New York world premiere will take place in the UN General Assemb more

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UN humanitarian aid arrives in Cuba

Santiago de Cuba - The first flight carrying 40 tonnes of United Nations humanitarian aid for Hurricane Sandy-affected Cubans arrived today in the hardest-hit city of Santiago de Cuba in the eastern part of the country. The shipment includes essential items for hygiene and cooking, as well as schoo more

UN in action in El Salvador: recovering from Hurricane Ida

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 di more

UN issues Flash Appeal for flood-affected Sri Lanka

New York - The United Nations and its partners are to appeal tomorrow for US$51 million to meet the urgent needs of more than one million in Sri Lanka affected by widespread flooding. Torrential rain across the country’s eastern and central areas in the last week has caused more than 360,000 people more