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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

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Toward increased efficiency of development aid in Haiti

10 May 2013

Port-au-Prince – The Committee on Aid Efficiency (CAE) – a strategic forum reuniting the Government of Haiti and stakeholders involved in enacting the social and economic development of the country – met for the first time at the international level. The meeting showed that the Haitian government imore

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UNDP and World Bank pledge support to Philippines peace process

07 May 2013

Manila/New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and World Bank announced last week that they will offer a comprehensive support package to on-going peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a secessionist group in the south.more

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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