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

18 Mar 2011

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

18 Mar 2011

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

28 Mar 2011

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

31 Jan 2011

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

05 Nov 2010

"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

25 Nov 2010

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

23 May 2011

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

17 May 2011

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

Georgia: Microloans offer new starts in war-torn regions

25 Jan 2011

With funding from the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) teamed up with seven local microfinance institutions to assist displaced persons, women entrepreneurs, small-scale farmers, and other socially and economically vulnerable communities to start up small businessmore

UNDP extends solidarity to flood-hit Brazil

18 Jan 2011

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 caumore