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South Sudanese women break justice barriers

08 Jul 2011

Poverty, limited access to basic services, low education and literacy levels - just a few of the barriers to legal and human rights faced by women of Western Equatoria state in South Sudan. Following support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), major steps are being taken to addressmore

UNDP office receives award for role in rebuilding Afghanistan

21 Jun 2011

WASHINGTON — The United States Committee for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) today presented its annual Julia V. Taft Award to UNDP’s Afghanistan-based office for its exceptional work in helping the country to reconcile and rebuild after decades of conflict. “UNDP’s Country Officemore

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IDB and UNDP agree to deepen cooperation

20 Jun 2011

The Islamic Development Bank signed a three-year agreement Friday with the United Nations Development Programme to deepen the long-standing collaboration between the two organizations.  The statement of intent, on disaster recovery and reduction,  was signed by UNDP Administrator Helen Clamore

UN provides help to relief efforts in flood-hit Haitian capital

08 Jun 2011

United Nations peacekeepers and humanitarian staff are helping with relief efforts in Haiti, where floods sparked by torrential rains earlier this week have killed at least 10 people in the capital, Port-au-Prince. At least four neighbourhoods of the city – Carrefour, Cité Soleil, Delmas and Pétion-more

Iraq: Judicial security reforms take aim at gender-based violence

10 Feb 2011

Baghdad – As it fights to improve security in the country as a whole, the Government of Iraq is also advancing a series of gender-related rule-of-law programmes to enhance protections for women in particular, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Women in Iraq have nomore

Albanians stranded by landmines to restart lives

16 Feb 2011

"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

UNDP supports female leaders in Afghan police force

31 May 2011

Kabul – Twenty-one police officers wearing headscarves, or hijab, sit in a classroom at the Kabul Police Academy typing into computers, creating organizational diagrams and entering data. They are part of a cadre of trainees working on the last part of a three-month leadership course run by Afghanismore

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Security returning to DR Congo

11 Apr 2011

Security is gradually returning to parts of the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo. “Security is coming back little by little. It is not perfect yet, but I must say that our freedom of movement is much better,” said Alphonsine Omoy, a resident of the town of Bunia in northeast DRC. A joimore

UNDP helps Pakistan's flood affected plant seeds for new livelihoods

04 Jan 2011

Imam Bibi, 60, with her husband are starting to re-cultivate their flooded land.(Photo: UNDP)Islamabad - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is distributing packages of seeds and fertilizer to about 10,000 Pakistani farmers whose lands and equipment were destroyed by floods that swept more

UN issues Flash Appeal for flood-affected Sri Lanka

19 Jan 2011

New York - The United Nations and its partners are to appeal tomorrow for US$51 million to meet the urgent needs of more than one million in Sri Lanka affected by widespread flooding. Torrential rain across the country’s eastern and central areas in the last week has caused more than 360,000 peoplemore