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International experience shows that peace is possible in Colombia

29 Apr 2013

Bogota  – More than one thousand civil society representatives and dozens of international experts kicked off a three-day forum today aiming to involve Colombia’s society in the peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP, in the Spanish acronym). The Forum organized bmore

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Group of Political Champions due to meet in Haiti to discuss disasters

19 Apr 2013

New York – High-level figures from the United Nations, World Bank, CARICOM, European Union, the UK and US Governments will meet in Port au Prince on Monday to discuss how the international community can support the government in reducing Haiti’s vulnerability to disasters. They will visit sites aromore

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UNDP chief calls for scaled-up development cooperation

18 Apr 2013

Development challenges are increasingly complex, Helen Clark says Washington — Increasingly complex and interrelated challenges posed by conflict, violence, and disasters demand scaled-up collaboration among governments and development partners, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Adminismore

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Kuwait donates additional US$2 million for UNDP’s support to people affected by crisis in Syria

18 Apr 2013

New York – The State of Kuwait has contributed US$2 million towards the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) emergency support to the people of Syria as they struggle to rebuild lives and livelihoods disrupted by the ongoing crisis there.  The funds will be used by UNDP in severamore

New technologies can help tackle violence, study says

12 Apr 2013

ICTs now a promising tool in the right contexts   Washington, D.C. — New information and communication technologies (ICT) can connect citizens with one another and urgent responders, helping prevent violence and conflict, according to a new study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and othermore

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UN agencies combine efforts to tackle gender-based violence on this year’s International Women’s Day

08 Mar 2013

The renewed effort focuses on what drives men to become violent and asks what can be done to stop it Bangkok, Thailand - Today on International Women’s Day, women and men around the globe come together to rally, discuss and take action to stop violence against women and girls. The United Nations obsmore

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Antonio Banderas launches appeal to End Violence Against Women

07 Mar 2013

Violence against women is unacceptable and must stop now, says the well-known actor Geneva — Film star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a global video appeal to end violence against women in recognition of International Women’s Day. more

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Africa forum: Call for post-2015 vision to build peace and overcome violence

05 Dec 2012

Monrovia, Liberia, 4 December 2012 –A major regional forum in Monrovia has called for peace and security to be one of four core dimensions of the world’s development framework beyond 2015. Representatives from eight governments, civil society organizations, academia, the media, trade unions, youth, more

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Nations must lead and own justice for crimes, atrocities, UNDP chief says

19 Nov 2012

The Hague—Justice will be delivered globally only when individual governments themselves shoulder responsibility for dealing with crimes and atrocities, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said here today. The International Criminal Court (ICC) “is not by virtue of its mandate more

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Hurricane Sandy kills around 80 in the Caribbean, 1.8 million affected in Haiti

02 Nov 2012

Port-au-Prince/New York - Hurricane Sandy, which ploughed through the Caribbean region before hitting the eastern coast of the United States, severely impacted several countries causing nearly 80 deaths: 60 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, two in the Bahamas, two in the Dominican Republic and one in Jamaica. Smore