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UNDP sets foundation for long-term recovery in Gaza

At the International Conference on the Palestinian Economy and Gaza Reconstruction, UN Under Secretary-General and UNDP Administrator, a.i., Ad Melkert called for more funding to rebuild the Gaza Strip."Long-term economic prospects and lasting social progress and stability depend upon the will more

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UNDP helps Pacific nations avert tsunami impacts

Bangkok -- Within five minutes of receiving alerts about a possible tsunami from the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan on 11 March, more than 120,000 of an exposed coastal community in the Philippines, 2,000 kilometres south, were put on stand-by. While the Philippines’ promore

Haiti: UNDP maps earth's shifts to rebuild city on safer grounds

UNDP seismologist Eric Calais shows the seismic mapof Port-au-Prince (Photo: UNDP Haiti)Port-au-Prince – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed to the Haitian government a map of seismic hotspots in Port-au-Prince showing which zones are most susceptible to seismic shaking&more

Haiti elections: cell phones and internet to facilitate voter turnout

Port-au-Prince - In preparation for Haiti’s second round of presidential and legislative elections this Sunday 20 March, the United Nations Development Programme is disseminating information to voters using text messages, a revamped website as well as activating a voter hotline. Since more thamore

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Helping Haitians prepare for the future

Cap Haitien, Haiti -- The Government of Haiti and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the first prevention plan to reduce vulnerability to seismic threats. The new plan aims to reduce impacts in earthquake-prone areas by improving resilience of infrastructure and reducing risks more

World in crises needs strong multilateral system, says UNDP chief

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark addresses Executive Board of UNDP/UNFPA New York   “Providing citizens with better employment opportunities, quality education, and the chance to benefit more from and contribute more meaningfully to their country’s progress and to decisions which have anmore

Malaysia: UN peacekeepers to get new skills

"Malaysia began its first UN peacekeepingmission to the Republic of Congo in 1960"(Photo: UN)Kuala Lumpur – The Government of Malaysia and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched a joint effort to equip African and Asian UN peacekeepers with new skills to protmore

Violence against women: Breaking the silence

Marily lost her legs in a terrorist attack in Medellin, Colombia. Despite this event she takes care of her 3 children.Violence against women during or after armed conflicts has been reported in every war zone. (Foto: UNDP/Hector Hernan Vanegas Ochoa) The International Day for the Elimination omore

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Water access boosts crop production and incomes in Sudan's rural east

Khartoum - More than 1,000 farmers living in northeast Sudan now have increased harvests and income due to water irrigation equipment provided through an initiative managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In Arabaat, a rural community 30 kilometres west of the coastal city of Pormore

Chhibber: Poorest countries need help to build up their resilience

Last week, in Istanbul, over 40 heads of state from the world’s least developed countries gathered to define a new vision to reverse the profound poverty of the people living in these countries. Of the 48 least developed countries, 14 are in Asia. After a period of prolonged slow growth, by 2007 themore