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Women peace activists in Asia take center stage at UNDP gala award event

22 Oct 2013

UNDP honored eight Asian peace activists from conflict countries at its third annual N-Peace awards ceremony that was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 22 October. The N-Peace Awards spotlight women who demonstrate leadership in building peace, and men who work with women for gender equality. This high-lmore

As crises undermine development, opportunities for transformation often coexist, says UNDP report

22 Oct 2013

Despite progress in preventing conflicts and disasters  last year, many countries still face chronic crises and often remain mired in poverty. "In many places around the world where conflicts and disasters escalated in 2012, we saw how crises can undermine development investment and causemore

UN Security Council adopts new resolution on women, peace and security

21 Oct 2013

A new Security Council resolution, passed unanimously on Friday at an open debate on women, peace and security, stresses that sustainable peace depends on simultaneous progress in political stability, security, development, human rights--including gender equality-- justice, and the rule of law. Heldmore

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Victims of conflict have a right to justice: UNDP

03 Oct 2013

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

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Helen Clark calls on Chad to reap the rewards of stability

17 Sep 2013

Ndjamena – Wrapping up her three-day visit to Chad, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called on the country and its partners to redouble efforts to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals. “For Chad, the time has come, and this opportunity must not be missed because stability brings wimore

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Resilience takes root in eastern Chad

16 Sep 2013

Visiting Chad from 14 to 17 September, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, traveled to the Sahel region of Dar Sila, located in the east of the country, to witness the implementation of a new program of resilience. UNDP and its partners, civil society more

UNDP Colombia honored for work to build peace, end poverty

17 Jul 2013

Washington—US Friends of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today presented its annual Julia V. Taft Award to the  UNDP Colombia Country Office in recognition of its vital work to end conflict and tackle poverty and inequality in the Latin American country. “I am proud of the workmore

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UNDP praises countries for signing Arms Trade Treaty

04 Jun 2013

New York - The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has commended countries that have signed the landmark UN-backed Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the first of its kind to regulate both the legitimate and illicit multibillion-dollar trade in conventional weapons. “One person dies around the world every minute more

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UN and World Bank chiefs tour Great Lakes region to accelerate peace consolidation

24 May 2013

Kampala/New York – During an unprecedented high-level visit to Africa’s Great Lakes region, the United Nations and the World Bank have joined forces to inject “hope” and change the face of conflict in the region. Leading a delegation on a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Ugmore