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  • 24 Sep 2012
    UN Chief seeks to boost efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of a new United Nations envoy to spearhead efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all, as well as other arrangements that will not only help transform the world’s energy systems but also the lives of billions of people.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    EU partners with UN to boost impact

    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.

  • 23 Sep 2012
    UNDP, Liberian President join efforts to support market women

    The United Nations Development Programme and a fund that is working to boost the livelihoods of women farmers, traders and wholesalers in Liberia, have unveiled a new video documentary to inspire efforts to support similar women’s groups across the African continent.

  • 21 Sep 2012
    UNDP and the United Nations General Assembly - 2012

    As world leaders convene in New York for the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to tackle major global issues such as poverty and hunger, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be involved in a series of key events on issues ranging from sustainable development to Rule of Law in an effort to promote the acceleration of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 21 Sep 2012
    Famous Iraqi musician returns to Baghdad for peace concert

    More than 2,000 people from every corner of Iraq came to Baghdad last week to hear world-famous Iraqi musician Nasseer Shamma mark International Day of Peace at a concert jointly organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture.

  • 20 Sep 2012
    Joint partnership means 10,000 police will receive HIV stigma prevention education

    As many as 10,000 junior Thai police officers per year will soon receive education on HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination due to a new partnership signed by the Royal Thai Police, UNDP, the Foundation for AIDS Rights and the Department of Rights Protection of Ministry of Justice.

  • 18 Sep 2012
    Inclusive social contract is key to creating lasting systems in crisis, post-crisis countries, UNDP expert says

    Broad national consultations play a key role in establishing governance and rule-of-law systems that will endure in countries emerging from conflicts and crises, according to a senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) expert.

  • 14 Sep 2012
    Guinea: Economic diversification and good governance at the heart of the debate

    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
    Bhutan, in pursuit of sustainable development

    Bhutan, a small mountainous country nestled in the Himalayas, is a global leader in environmentally sustainable development. This short movie provides a snapshot of what the “greening” of its national plan means for the country.

  • 07 Sep 2012
    Preventing illegal flow of guns is key to reducing poverty

    As talks on curbing the illicit trade in small arms ended here Friday, UNDP, Mexico, Switzerland and other countries urged a stronger international commitment to reducing armed violence around the world.

  • 06 Sep 2012
    UNDP helping recovery efforts in flood-affected Niger

    As humanitarian agencies mobilize emergency aid in support of the victims of Niger’s recent floods, UNDP is working with UN agencies and the Government to assess needs and kick-start early recovery activities.

  • 24 Aug 2012
    Beekeeping fosters economic recovery in Darfur

    The project is part of a broader programme that creates environmentally sustainable businesses for 40,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 45 communities in Darfur, under a total budget of nearly US$3 million.

  • 09 Aug 2012
    Citizens worldwide take on digital solutions to tackle global challenges

    Thousands of innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will debate solutions to global challenges at the Social Good Summit 22-24 September—an in-person and online gathering to discuss the power of digital media and technology to change our world.

  • 09 Aug 2012
    Media and technology help boost indigenous peoples’ political participation

    Focusing especially on the young population and women, a regional initiative is providing training for hundreds of indigenous peoples to boost their communications skills.

  • 03 Aug 2012
    DPRK needs immediate food aid following floods, says UN

    The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) needs immediate food assistance after torrential rains caused flooding between 18-29 July, according to a United Nations assessment.

  • 30 Jul 2012
    Honduras: Modern irrigation project boosts farmers’ competitiveness

    The project directly benefits 340 producer families through new infrastructure works, in addition to another 1,290 families that have received training in crop techniques and marketing of beans, rice, maize, onion, yucca, aubergines and mangos, among others.

  • 27 Jul 2012
    UNDP sets record straight on WIPO transaction

    UNDP has not ``financed’’ the shipment of computers to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea or Iran on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as has been erroneously reported in a few media outlets recently.

  • 24 Jul 2012
    UNDP warns that poverty, exclusion, violence are destroying Guatemalan youth

    The National Human Development Report 2011-2012 highlights unresolved issues that Guatemala has with respect to its youth, which represents 70 per cent of the country's 14.7 million inhabitants.

  • 20 Jul 2012
    Angola: Improved water governance boosts access to clean water

    Over the last three years, some 400,000 Angolans living in the capital, Luanda, and in the western province of Moxico have improved access to clean water and sanitation facilities through a combined boost to infrastructure building and water sector management capacity.

  • 19 Jul 2012
    UNDP response to inauguration of school in Gaza

    As part of its mandate, UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People supports a wide range of development initiatives, including education projects such as building schools.