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Ebola could set back development, says UN

The UN says action will be needed to protect vulnerable communities and their development achievements from the potential long-term effects of Ebola in West Africa. Declared an international emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO), the largest ever outbreak of the disease has now claimed hmore

Strengthening rule of law key to ending crises in CAR and South Sudan

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on international donors to bolster justice, security and rule of law for countries in conflict, singling out both South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) for immediate attention. “To end cycles of violent conflict, tecmore

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Six months since Haiyan, Konno donates money for Philippine rebuilding

Japanese actress and writer Misako Konno has donated 1 million yen (approximately US$ 10,200) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help rebuild the Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The announcement comes on the six month anniversary of the disaster, which killed ovmore

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Six months since Haiyan: A promising start to recovery in the Philippines

Six months ago on 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, the most deadly storm to ever make landfall in the country and strongest tropical cyclone in history, killed more than 6,200 people and left over 4 million homeless. More than 1,000 are still missing. Haiyan hit an area where poverty is already premore

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Chile: UNDP helps rebuild fire-hit Valparaiso

Santiago , Chile – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Chile Antonio Molpeceres and the mayor of the city of Valparaiso Jorge Castro signed a an agreement on April 23 to boost disaster risk reduction and revamp the city’s development plan, following a deadly fire that killmore

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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 Secmore

UNDP launches its regional project “Mosharaka,” focusing for the first time on supporting Arab Women’s Participation in the Public Sphere

Amman – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched its new regional project, “Mosharaka” –Arabic for participation. The project galvanizes efforts of government institutions, civil society–especially women-based organizations, human rights councils, the private sector, the League of Armore

Regional coordination essential for effective crisis mitigation in the Arab region

Arab Countries seek to establish a Regional Crisis Response Network in collaboration with the League of Arab States, the European Union and UNDP   Amman – Crisis response officials from 20 Arab countries started in Amman today meetings of the first regional conference “Towards a Crisis Responsmore

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Women Working for a Mine-free Mozambique

“You could say my job is exciting,” said Margarida Luis Sitoe, a manual de-miner who works with UNDP’s humanitarian demining partners, Apopo. “It’s hard work but I enjoy it and, as an African woman, I feel empowered in such a position.” Sitoe is one of many women working with the United Nations Devmore