Madagascar votes in milestone municipal electionJul 31, 2015Voters today headed to the polls in Madagascar to elect mayors and local officials. The election was one of the final steps of a Southern African Development Community (SADC)-brokered roadmap to end the crisis and consolidate the country’s young democracy.
As Ebola resurfaces, Liberia focuses on staying at zero casesJul 10, 2015When a new Ebola case was confirmed in Liberia, almost two months after the country was declared free from the disease, the country’s active case finders spurred into action.
As Ebola ebbs, a boost for justice in Sierra Leone Jun 24, 2015Moyamba, Sierra Leone - For over two years, 17-year old Sorbah lived in fear and uncertainty. Falsely charged with burglary in early 2013, his life was put on hold.
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton Visits RwandaJun 22, 2015UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton visited Rwanda over the weekend as part of her official visit to Africa. Committed to raising awareness of UNDP’s work in poverty reduction and women’s empowerment, Britton witnessed firsthand the agency's projects and their impact on African communities.
UNDP Ambassador Connie Britton visits Kenya development projects Jun 18, 2015Britton is witnessing firsthand UNDP’s work and impact on communities, climate change, environmental conservation, disaster risk reduction and economic empowerment.
Canadian wood construction manufacturers and UNDP rebuild local government infrastructure after Typhoon HaiyanJun 16, 2015In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms recorded in history, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) and UNDP have partnered to provide municipal building solutions to the people of Guiuan in the Philippines.
UNDP-supported innovator helps build energy efficient stoves for earthquake survivors in NepalJun 11, 2015UNDP award winner and local inventor designed energy efficient cooking stoves for disaster-resilient temporary shelters.
UNDP Supports Vital Payments to Ebola Emergency Response WorkersMay 27, 2015In the Ebola epicenter countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, UNDP helps more than 100,000 Emergency Response Workers get paid.
Sierra Leone's prisons: tough, but Ebola-freeMay 25, 2015Central Freetown's maximum-security prison was built to house just 234. Today, 1400 inmates are crammed between its walls. Cells are packed, record-keeping is haphazard and the authorities have barely enough to keep it all going. And then there's the threat of Ebola.
UNDP partnership with Green Climate Fund provides opportunity for Pacific Small Islands to move from vulnerability to resilience May 21, 2015UNDP has been selected as one of the first seven accredited implementing agencies of the Global Climate Fund and has the comparative advantage and experience of working with 19 countries across all SIDS regions and with global environmental funds for addressing climate change.
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Latest Speeches and Statements
- 03 Aug 2015:Helen Clark: Statement on President Obama’s Clean Power Plan
- 16 Jul 2015:Helen Clark: Statement on the outcome of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development
- 15 Jul 2015:Helen Clark: Speech at UNDP-UNDESA Side Event at Third International Conference on Financing for Development. “Small Islands Developing States: Meeting the Challenges of Financing Post-2015”