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16 Nov 2012
Sierra Leone headed to the polls on 17 November 2012 to elect a new president, national assembly, mayors and local councils. The complex election will mark a critical milestone for the country, ten years after the end of its brutal civil war.
14 Nov 2012
The Oslo Business for Peace Award is the highest distinction for outstanding businessworthy accomplishments. The 2012 award attracted more than 90 nominees from 60 nations.
13 Nov 2012
Global challenges such as pandemics, refugees flows, transnational crime, and climate change demand updated global institutions fit for the 21st Century, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said Tuesday.
- 08 Nov 2012
08 Nov 2012
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – in partnership with the Huairou Commission (HC) - launched a new gender-themed publication at the 15th biennial International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), a global forum organized by Transparency International (TI) together with partners, including UNDP, which is being held this week in Brasilia, Brazil from November 7th to 10th.
26 Oct 2012
UNDP signs agreements with Norway and Ireland to support Democracy Consolidation Projects and Human Rights
UNDP and the Governments of Norway and Ireland have signed financing agreements to support democracy consolidation and human rights in Malawi.
16 Oct 2012
African leaders, international organizations and civil society representatives will meet in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, for the next three days to discuss Africa’s diverse social fabric and how it can serve as an asset for democracy and development.
12 Oct 2012
African post-2015 dialogue launched with call for governance to build global transformational change
As part of the global United Nations-led post-2015 development agenda consultations, the first in a series of dialogues on governance, including accountability by governments, concluded in South Africa today.
28 Sep 2012
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the League of Arab States signed today a cooperation agreement, creating a framework for joint work in support of human development across the Arab region.
27 Sep 2012
Over 40 representatives of UN member states, donors and international development agencies met with the delegation from Kyrgyzstan led by Parliament Speaker Asylbek Jeenbekov, to discuss the current political, economic and social situation in Kyrgyzstan - the first country in Central Asia that has adopted parliamentary democracy in summer 2010.
26 Sep 2012
Informal or traditional justice systems resolve up to 80 percent of disputes in some countries and must be integrated into broader development initiatives aimed at guaranteeing human rights and access to justice for all, according to a new UN study released today.
24 Sep 2012
Assistance for the crises in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, and stimulating ongoing action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, were high on the agenda at a meeting today between European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.
20 Sep 2012
It will take 50 years for gender balance to be achieved in Asia-Pacific national legislatures if the increase in women’s participation in parliaments remains at the current pace, says a UN Development Programme (UNDP) study released this week.
17 Sep 2012
Support for Cote d’Ivoire’s rapid development after years of upheaval and conflict was the focus of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark’s visit to the country
- 15 Sep 2012
14 Sep 2012
A two-day forum in Conakry addresses the possibilities for diversification of the Guinean economy and the progress that the country has made in terms of governance.
12 Sep 2012
Africa should reinvest in agriculture as a way to create jobs for youth and women said UNDP's Administrator Helen Clark during her three-day official visit to Benin.
04 Sep 2012
Protecting the Rights of Informal Slum Dwellers through Improved and More Inclusive Urban Governance
UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
25 Jul 2012
Senegal’s ongoing progress to strengthen its democracy was high on the agenda of UNDP chief Helen Clark’s six-day visit to that country.
12 Jul 2012
The people of Rwanda have been working tirelessly to put their country’s tumultuous past behind them, paving the way towards a more promising future where peace and stability are helping transform the country into one of Africa’s fastest growing economies.
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Latest Speeches and Statements
- 18 Dec 2014:Gina Casar: Statement at the launch of the Syria Strategic Response Plan 2015 and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2015, Berlin, Germany
- 11 Dec 2014:Helen Clark: Speech on “Democratic Governance, Human Rights, and Development” at NORAD's Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway
- 09 Dec 2014:Helen Clark: Opening Speech at Peruvian Partnerships Dialogues on Public-Private Collaboration for Climate and Development, UNFCCC COP 20, Lima, Peru