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UNDP Responds to Disasters in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

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 t more

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UNDP Welcomes Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Beirut—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commended the Government of Lebanon on the opening day of a landmark meeting on cluster munitions for its leadership role to advance this important agenda. On 12 September 2011 in Beirut, States parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions gav more

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UNDP and Japan Expand Partnership for a Better Future in the Arab World

New York —The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week launched the third phase of a major initiative in support of transition in the Arab States region, expanding the partnership to cover 14 countries with the addition of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine. “UNDP’ more

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UNDP and Kuwait Expand Partnership for Response to Syria Crisis

New York —The State of Kuwait this week contributed US$2.5 million towards UNDP’s emergency support in Syria and neighboring countries.   “The leadership of the State of Kuwait in the regional and international response to the Syria crisis has been exemplary,” said Sima Bahous, UN Assistant Sec more

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UNDP and World Bank pledge support to Philippines peace process

Manila/New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank announced last week that they will offer a comprehensive support package to on-going peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a secessionist group in the south. more

UNDP calls for US$35.6 million to help Haitians recover

New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is calling for US$35.6 million for immediate recovery assistance in Haiti following Tuesday’s massive earthquake. Immediate responses will include the clearing of rubble and rehabilitating essential social infrastructures, such as street rep more

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UNDP chief calls for scaled-up development cooperation

Development challenges are increasingly complex, Helen Clark says Washington — Increasingly complex and interrelated challenges posed by conflict, violence, and disasters demand scaled-up collaboration among governments and development partners, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Adminis more

UNDP continues coordination in Haiti, will support elections

Port-au-Prince – During her third visit to Haiti following the devastating 12 January earthquake, UNDP Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan met with Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive and visited an array of UNDP-supported recovery and development programmes in the capital and surrou more

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UNDP continues support as new floods uproot Pakistan's south

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has announced plans to step up efforts for those among 5.4 million people in Pakistan being hit by large scale floods for a second consecutive year. Heavy monsoon rains in Pakistan’s southern provinces of Sindh and Balochistan have so far destroyed on more

UNDP extends solidarity to flood-hit Brazil

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark sent a letter of solidarity to President Dilma Rousseff and reiterated commitment to support the country The United Nations extends solidarity to the Brazilian government, local authorities and civil society organizations in their efforts to cope with the tragedy cau more