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United Nations and partners commit to building disaster resilience

UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, convened a meeting of donors and other partners this week alongside the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark, to commit to providing greater support for countries to prepare for and recover from more

United Nations to scale-up relief for East Africa drought

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called for an urgent scale-up in assistance for the millions affected by drought across Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Uganda. “The biggest concern right now is that people are dying,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. “We ne more

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Victims of conflict have a right to justice: UNDP

New York--The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on UN Member States to grant victims of conflict and human rights abuses a stronger voice and better representation when it comes to accessing justice and reparations. "Victims by definition not only have a need, but a right more

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 o more

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Waste management for disease prevention a pressing need in Tacloban

Tacloban, Philippines—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting local authorities in Tacloban to resume safe disposal of growing piles of municipal solid waste which has become a public health concern in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). "Municipal solid waste has be more

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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 Por more

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With completion of peace process, a new chapter for Nepal, says UNDP Chief

Kathmandu - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway wrapped up their joint official four day visit to Nepal yesterday with optimistic words for the next phase of that country’s development after years of conflict. “We live in hope and expectation that Ne more

Women Count for Peace: UNDP welcomes women activists

In observance of the tenth anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 — the landmark document to ensure women’s peace and security in post-conflict situations —  Open Days on Women, Peace and Security were held in 25 post-conflict countries from June to September 2010. more

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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 Dev more

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Women in southern Punjab earn income and take lead

“Our village was in utter destruction with dead animals and rubble scattered all over. UNDP encouraged us to take the lead and now we’ve cleaned all the fields and most of our houses. With the money I earned, I plan to buy goats to invest in a future for my family.” - Kaneez Bibi of Muzaffargarh’s more