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Africa forum: Call for post-2015 vision to build peace and overcome violence

Monrovia, Liberia, 4 December 2012 –A major regional forum in Monrovia has called for peace and security to be one of four core dimensions of the world’s development framework beyond 2015. Representatives from eight governments, civil society organizations, academia, the media, trade unions, youth, more

African countries pledge assistance to Haiti

African countries pledged more than eight million dollars during last week’s International Donors' Conference for Haiti to help the country recover from the devastating earthquake of 12 January.The pledges made included: USD 1 million from The Gambia; USD 204,000 from Mali;  USD 1 million frommore

Albanians stranded by landmines to restart lives

"I lost my leg during the Kosovo conflict," said mine survivor Izet Ademaj."After nine months I was given my first prosthesis, now I am able to walk freely and I'm really very happy." (Photo: UNDP) Tirana - Thousands of villagers in one of the poorest regions of Albania more

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Antonio Banderas launches appeal to End Violence Against Women

Violence against women is unacceptable and must stop now, says the well-known actor Geneva — Film star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a global video appeal to end violence against women in recognition of International Women’s Day. more

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As Central America's torrential rains continue, UN offers relief

The United Nations and the Government of Nicaragua launched an urgent appeal to donors (Flash Appeal) today for US$ 14.3 million to assist 134,000 people affected by the floods over the next six months. On 25 October the UN and the Government of El Salvador also launched a Flash Appeal for nearly Umore

As Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Reach the One Million Mark, UNDP and the UK Department for International Development Boost Cooperation in Support of Host Communities

New York –Today according to UNHCR estimates the number of refugees who have fled Syria and registered in Lebanon has surpassed the milestone of one million, leaving the country to Syria’s west with the highest population of refugees-per-capita worldwide. Since the outbreak of violence in Syria ovemore

As crises undermine development, opportunities for transformation often coexist, says UNDP report

Despite progress in preventing conflicts and disasters  last year, many countries still face chronic crises and often remain mired in poverty. "In many places around the world where conflicts and disasters escalated in 2012, we saw how crises can undermine development investment and causemore

Australia commits more than $4 million to UNDP to support early recovery

As part of UNDP's cash-for-work programme, workers remove rubble from the streets of Martissant, a suburb of Port-au-Prince close to the epicenter of the earthquake. (Photo by Adam Rogers/UNDP) New York — Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd committed $4.5more

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

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Ban appoints Jordan Ryan to head UNDP crisis prevention and recovery

The UNDP Administrator is pleased to announce that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jordan Ryan (USA) as Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR). Mr. Ryan will replace Kathleen Cravero. The Secrmore