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Mine Action Day 2014 - A Roundup of UNDP's Demining Efforts

04 Apr 2014

New York - On Mine Action Day on 4 April, the UN will help raise awareness of the devastating toll that explosive remnants of war continue to exact upon communities, sometimes decades after conflicts come to an end.  This year, with Jordan and Uganda recently announcing that they are free of mmore

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

03 Apr 2014

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

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11th Match Against Poverty to kick off in Switzerland

03 Mar 2014

Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane are set to kick off  the 11th annual Match Against Poverty on March 4th at 8:00PM CET in STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland. Proceeds raised from the soccer Match will help UNDP’s recovery efforts in tmore

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UNDP launches new programme to help communities recover from the violence in the Central African Republic

26 Feb 2014

US$ 22 million still needed to finance recovery activities Bangui -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a comprehensive new programme to promote peace-building and recovery across the Central African Republic. Launched today in the capital Bangui, the two-year initiative,&nmore

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South Sudan: peace and reconciliation leaders call for an end to the fighting

09 Jan 2014

Juba - The heads of South Sudan’s ethnically diverse peace and reconciliation institutions spoke jointly for the first time today, urging the country’s political leaders to immediately stop the fighting and put forward a peace plan. The three national bodies—representing the government, parliament, more

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Haiti: Four years later, quake-affected communities at the centre of development efforts

09 Jan 2014

Four years after the 2010 earthquake, enormous efforts have been made to help the country recover and improve the lives of Haitians in the affected neighbourhoods. More than 80 percent of the 10 million cubic meters of debris generated by the earthquake have been cleared from the streets of Port-au-more

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U.N. to scale up aid and peacekeeping in South Sudan

26 Dec 2013

Aid agencies are preparing to scale up their work in key locations across South Sudan, as continuing clashes kill hundreds and drive tens of thousands from their homes, while the UN is urging all forces to lay down their arms. On 24 December, the U.N. Security Council authorized almost doubling themore

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Civilians march for peace in the Central African Republic

19 Dec 2013

United Nations field representatives joined a youth-led march for peace this morning in Bangui, the capital. “We want to express our desire to restore the harmony that has always existed between Christians and Muslims in this country,” a participant said. Since 5 December 2013, the outbreak of violemore

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Natural resource management vital to peace: UN

09 Dec 2013

Geneva/ New York/ Nairobi, 9 December 2013 States, intergovernmental organizations and other partners need to step up efforts to better integrate natural resource management into post-conflict reintegration programmes, according to a new UN report. The Role of Natural Resources in Disarmament, Demomore

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Waste management for disease prevention a pressing need in Tacloban

27 Nov 2013

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 bemore