Protecting displaced people in South Sudan

19 Aug 2014

Peter Gatkuoth Biel, has been elected to represent people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan – at a United Nations-run camp in Juba. He casts a concerned look at the hundreds of women, men and children who have gathered in his compound. There are more than 14,000 in the camp, and the burgeoninmore


UNDP steps up Ebola fight in Liberia as UN issues programme to tackle national emergency

11 Aug 2014

USD 33 million are needed to help UN agencies to tackle the disease Issuing a comprehensive joint programme, the United Nations system in Liberia today said up to USD 33 million  were needed to support Liberia’s national response to the Ebola disease. The appeal aims to cover a vast number ofmore


Ebola could set back development, says UN

07 Aug 2014

The UN says action will be needed to protect vulnerable communities and their development achievements from the potential long-term effects of Ebola in West Africa. Declared an international emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO), the largest ever outbreak of the disease has now claimed hmore

Strengthening rule of law key to ending crises in CAR and South Sudan

29 May 2014

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on international donors to bolster justice, security and rule of law for countries in conflict, singling out both South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) for immediate attention. “To end cycles of violent conflict, tecmore


Six months on from Haiyan: Physical recovery progress is clear, but long-term focus should be on poverty

08 May 2014

Six months after one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded hit the Philippines, UNDP says that though the physical signs of recovery are impressive, much needs to be done to prevent the storm from continuing to exacerbate suffering in the country. “The Philippines authorities at all levelsmore


Six months since Haiyan, Konno donates money for Philippine rebuilding

08 May 2014

Japanese actress and writer Misako Konno has donated 1 million yen (approximately US$ 10,200) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help rebuild the Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The announcement comes on the six month anniversary of the disaster, which killed ovmore


Six months since Haiyan: A promising start to recovery in the Philippines

08 May 2014

Six months ago on 8 November 2013, Typhoon Haiyan, the most deadly storm to ever make landfall in the country and strongest tropical cyclone in history, killed more than 6,200 people and left over 4 million homeless. More than 1,000 are still missing. Haiyan hit an area where poverty is already premore


Chile: UNDP helps rebuild fire-hit Valparaiso

24 Apr 2014

Santiago , Chile – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Chile Antonio Molpeceres and the mayor of the city of Valparaiso Jorge Castro signed a an agreement on April 23 to boost disaster risk reduction and revamp the city’s development plan, following a deadly fire that killmore


UNDP and Japan Expand Partnership for a Better Future in the Arab World

14 Apr 2014

New York —The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week launched the third phase of a major initiative in support of transition in the Arab States region, expanding the partnership to cover 14 countries with the addition of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine. “UNDP’more


UNDP and Kuwait Expand Partnership for Response to Syria Crisis

09 Apr 2014

New York —The State of Kuwait this week contributed US$2.5 million towards UNDP’s emergency support in Syria and neighboring countries.   “The leadership of the State of Kuwait in the regional and international response to the Syria crisis has been exemplary,” said Sima Bahous, UN Assistant Secmore