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International Women's Day Special: Faces of strength and courage

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Disaster preparation activities help avert crisis in Haiti

Families in Gonaives benefitedfrom the construction of 110 metresof riverbank. (Photo: UNDP) Haiti - On 5 November hurricane Tomas swept past with torrential rains and winds of up to 130 km/hr. In what could have resulted in another fatal scenario, turned out as a test affirming the positive more

Pakistan flood relief efforts continue on World Humanitarian Day

Map of UNDP support to Crisis Prevention and Recovery: For more information:http://www.undp.org/cpr/ http://www.sergiovdmfoundation.org/wcms/ http://ochaonline.un.org/whd/ http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/KHII-88G9CR?OpenDocument New York - As United Nations agencies and non-governmentalmore

Jamaica recovers from May 2010 outbreak of armed violence

By Sonia Gill, UNDP Jamaica Photo: UNDP in JamaicaPolice cordon a Kingston building damaged during May violence.Kingston, Jamaica – More than 65 civilians died during operations to halt a wave of violent attacks in Jamaica’s capital Kingston in May as security forces pursued Christomore

Ban appoints Jordan Ryan to head UNDP crisis prevention and recovery

The UNDP Administrator is pleased to announce that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Jordan Ryan (USA) as Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of the Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (BCPR). Mr. Ryan will replace Kathleen Cravero. The Secrmore

Brazil, UNDP agree on project to support public health in Haiti

United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark and Brazil’s Minister of Health José Gomes Temporão signed an agreement yesterday for a joint project to strengthen public health and tracking of infectious diseases in Haiti. The Memorandum of Understanding, signedmore

Australia commits more than $4 million to UNDP to support early recovery

As part of UNDP's cash-for-work programme, workers remove rubble from the streets of Martissant, a suburb of Port-au-Prince close to the epicenter of the earthquake. (Photo by Adam Rogers/UNDP) New York — Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd committed $4.5more

AMERICAN IDOL to Benefit the UN Foundation Fund for Haiti

Port-au-Prince, Haiti – American Idol Kris Allen lent a hand to workers clearing the streets as part of a UNDP recovery programme in Carrefour-Feuilles, one of the areas worst affected by last month’s earthquake. Alongside workers, Allen broke rubble, disposed of debris and chatted with more

UNDP programme results in a mine-free Albania

More than a decade after the 1999 Kosovo conflict left behind a trail of mines and unexploded ordinances along Albania’s northern border, the country has been declared officially mine-free thanks to a joint UNDP and Government demining programme that also provides assistance to mine victims.more

Haitian Mayors head to Rotterdam with Stories of Hope and Frustration

Summit to promote new alliances and city-to-city decentralized cooperation Port-au-Prince - Four metropolitan mayors from the areas affected by the 12 January earthquake in Haiti today announced that they will attend the 7th edition of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP), organmore