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  • 13 Jan 2015
    Thousands of Ebola workers paid in Liberia

    UNDP has helped the Liberian government pay thousands of Ebola workers. Over $1 million dollars in cash payments were distributed across the country in January alone. The workers were hired at the height of the crisis to run treatment centres, help communities prevent transmission and track people that have had contact with victims.

  • 12 Jan 2015
    Statement on the report from the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)

    The United Nations Development Programme welcomes a new report from the U.S. Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) on collecting and verifying the accuracy of Afghan National Police (ANP) personel and payroll data.

  • 12 Jan 2015
    Helen Clark: 2015: Speech to Women’s International Forum, "An Important Year for Gender and Development"

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  • 12 Jan 2015
    30,000 food kits for vulnerable, displaced people in Ukraine

    Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, UNDP launched an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to the country's internal displaced persons (IDP's) and other vulnerable citizens trapped by the ongoing hostilities

  • 08 Jan 2015
    Europe gears up for new development agenda

    The Year will be officially launched on 9 January in Riga, Latvia by the European Union as Latvia assumes the EU Presidency. At this occasion Homi Kharas of the Brookings Institution will deliver a Kapuscinski Development Lecture, an initiative of the European Commission and UNDP.

  • 08 Jan 2015
    Time for Global Action on Sustainable Development Says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

    Launching a new campaign, 2015: Time for Global Action, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said world leaders have an historic opportunity this year to make transformative economic, environmental and social changes that will have a positive and meaningful impact on people’s lives and ensure peace and stability.

  • 07 Jan 2015
    New leadership set for UNDP's governing body

    Ambassador Luis Fernando Carerra of Guatemala was today elected as the President of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Executive Board, the Organization’s governing body, for 2015.

  • 05 Jan 2015
    UNDP and Zambian Government sign multi-donor support for the 2015 presidential by-election

    The Ministry of Finance, Electoral Commission of Zambia, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on behalf of Ireland, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America have entered into a cooperative agreement to support the 2015 Presidential Election to be held on 20 January, 2015 with a total sum of USD3.09 million.

  • 30 Dec 2014
    UNDP to help cut cross border Ebola infections in West Africa

    UNDP is set to help the Liberian government build new border posts to cut cross-border Ebola infections from Sierra Leone. Infections in Liberia’s Eastern border region have spiked recently as tight nit cross-border communities spread the disease across the two countries often porous border. 49 new cases have been recorded in the border county of Grand Cape Mount in December, including 12 in the past four days.

  • 30 Dec 2014
    Note to Correspondents – in response to questions on Sudan

    The Secretary-General’s strongly critical position on the expulsion from Sudan of the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) and UNDP Country Director is clear.

  • 29 Dec 2014
    UNDP makes emergency payments to Ebola health workers in Guinea

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has made additional incentive payments to 758 health personnel working in four Ebola treatment units in Guinea, ensuring their life-saving work can continue without any interruption.

  • 26 Dec 2014
    UNDP Statement on Sudan

    The Government of Sudan has requested the departure of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) and the UNDP Country Director. UNDP is coordinating

  • 25 Dec 2014
    Statement Attributable to the Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General on Sudan

    The United Nations Secretary-General condemns the Government of Sudan's decision to expel the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator and the Country Director of the United Nations Development Programme.

  • 24 Dec 2014
    UNDP and partners put on a christmas party for Liberian Ebola orphans

    Christmas came early to Westpoint, Liberia today where hundreds of children were thrown a big party courtesy of staff from UNDP, UN agencies and NGOs in Liberia and around the world.

  • 23 Dec 2014
    UNDP helps pay 16,000 workers fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone by mobile phone

    With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 16,000 nurses on the frontline in the fight against Ebola are receiving hazard pay through their mobile phones. Workers receive text messages with security codes and information on nearby kiosks to pick up the extra pay they receive for risks associated with fighting Ebola.

  • 22 Dec 2014
    Sierra Leone, UNDP begin eco-friendly disposal of Ebola medical waste

    Sierra Leone has begun to use new, environmentally-friendly sterilizing equipment to help dispose of the vast amounts of contaminated protective equipment and infectious waste generated in treating Ebola patients.

  • 22 Dec 2014
    Norad-Report Highlights UNDP-Results in Democracy, Human Rights

    Norad’s annual results report launched earlier this month, showcases 25 examples of assistance in the areas of democracy and human rights. The case studies demonstrate that institutions which promote democracy and respect for human rights are able to carry out their work more effectively as a direct result of this assistance.

  • 19 Dec 2014
    Mobile money for 16,000 Ebola workers

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), working with experts from the UN Capital Development Fund, has partnered with the World Bank and the African Development Bank to streamline the payment process under the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), the body overseeing the cash payments.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Private companies join UNDP’s effort against Ebola

    Private sector organizations have stepped up their support to UNDP’s Ebola response, donating equipment and delivering services that will both benefit communities immediately and serve them long after the epidemic has ended.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    New UN appeal for Syria looks beyond humanitarian response

    The United Nations and partners today launched a major new appeal to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region in 2015.