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  • 17 Sep 2014
    UNDP to help Gaza families find homes

    UNDP will provide US$ 1 million in support to Gaza’s Ministry of Public Works and Housing and the Union of Palestinian Contractors, who have begun a comprehensive assessment of the damage caused by 51 days of intense military operations between the government and the State of Israel. The assessment will examine physical and material damage to the housing sector across the Gaza Strip and deliver a report to the Government of National Consensus.

  • 15 Sep 2014
    Social Good Summit adds over 60 new global meetups

    The fifth annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology pioneers, grassroots activists, UN experts and voices from around the world, today announced the addition of over 60 local Meetups in countries all around the world.

  • 09 Sep 2014
    UNDP engages bike riders in campaign against Ebola

    Commercial motorbike riders have started an intensive face-to-face awareness raising campaign that seeks to reach between 150,000 and 200,000 people over a two month period in Freetown after receiving training from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) last week in Freetown.

  • 09 Sep 2014
    EU contributes US$95 million to pay police salaries in Afghanistan

    In order to strengthen Afghanistan’s ability to maintain law and order, UNDP works since 2002 with the Ministry of Interior Affairs to build the Afghan National Police (ANP) by supporting the payment of police salaries and the professionalization of police officers— including the incorporation of women into the force.

  • 29 Aug 2014
    Watershed projects build climate change resilience in Haiti

    Finding dependable, clean water has always been a challenge for the people of Haiti. But in recent years, climate change has begun to exacerbate the problem.

  • 28 Aug 2014
    Reaching for the sun: Unlocking solar energy for Samoa

    Samoa, like many developing small island countries, is heavily dependent on fossil fuel for power generation. Almost 70% of its energy comes from petroleum products.

  • 27 Aug 2014
    São Tomé and Príncipe: Early warning systems protect farmers and fishermen

    A 4-year project aims to increase the resilience of local farming and fishing communities to climate-related shocks.

  • 27 Aug 2014
    Collecting rain to address Maldives' water shortage

    Years of population growth, ineffective sewage systems, and encroaching salt water have made groundwater unsafe to use in the Maldives.

  • 22 Aug 2014
    UNDP refutes claims of spending without oversight

    UNDP strongly refutes recent media claims regarding programme oversight efforts in Somalia.

  • 19 Aug 2014
    Protecting displaced people in South Sudan

    UNDP is helping people displaced by the conflict to learn about their rights, and how to avoid intimidation and sexual and gender-based violence.

  • 18 Aug 2014
    UNDP supports Afghan election audit

    The audit of nearly 23,000 ballot boxes from the recent, 14 June, run-off election for the Afghan Presidency continues apace. It is being conducted at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) compound in Kabul.

  • 12 Aug 2014
    UNDP Strongly Rebuts Insinuation by Fox News

    UNDP strongly rebuts the insinuation in a Fox News article published on 11 August 2014 that UNDP’s Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People (PAPP) is somehow connected to materials used in the construction of tunnels in Gaza. This insinuation is completely without foundation

  • 11 Aug 2014
    UNDP steps up Ebola fight in Liberia as UN issues programme to tackle national emergency

    Issuing a comprehensive joint programme, the United Nations system in Liberia today said up to USD 33 million were needed to support Liberia’s national response to the Ebola disease.

  • 09 Aug 2014
    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated on 9 August to promote and endorse the rights enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).

  • 07 Aug 2014
    Ebola could set back development, says UN

    The UN says action will be needed to protect vulnerable communities and their development achievements from the potential long-term effects of Ebola in West Africa.

  • 06 Aug 2014
    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Gaza

    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Gaza

  • 06 Aug 2014
    UN teams up against gender-based violence in Botswana

    Nine United Nations agencies have launched an ambitious new programme to eliminate gender-based violence (GBV) in Botswana, which affects nearly two-thirds of all women across the country, and large numbers of children.

  • 16 Jul 2014
    The UNDP’s new Associate Administrator emphasizes the long-term on her first visit to Haiti

    Accompanied by Peter de Clercq, the Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative, and Sophie de Caen, the Senior United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director in Haiti, the Associate Administrator visited the 16/6 Project in the Nérette and Morne Hercules neighbourhoods and an expanding plastic recycling company supported by the UNDP Suppliers’ Development Program (SDP).

  • 15 Jul 2014
    Review of progress achieved in non-communicable diseases' response

    The United Nations (UN) held a 'High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly to undertake a comprehensive review and assessment of the progress achieved since 2011 in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases’ last week.

  • 01 Jul 2014
    UNDP changing to become more effective and efficient

    UNDP’s core goals are to help countries eradicate poverty, promote inclusive governance and build resilience to crisis, working with partner organisations and governments across the world.