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  • 08 Nov 2012
    UNDP launches new gender study at 15th biennial Anti-Corruption Conference in Brazil

    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.

  • 08 Nov 2012
    UN humanitarian aid arrives in Cuba

    The first flight carrying 40 tonnes of United Nations humanitarian aid for Hurricane Sandy-affected Cubans arrived today in the hardest-hit city of Santiago de Cuba in the eastern part of the country.

  • 06 Nov 2012
    UNDP/CIPS partnership recognized as world leader in training and professional development

    Taking top honors at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards is an accolade often reserved for private sector companies such as UPS, Unilever or Virgin.

  • 05 Nov 2012
    UN and government specialists discuss global anticorruption efforts in Brazil

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) opened today a two-day meeting with 90 anticorruption experts from 50 countries in Brasilia, Brazil, to assess global trends and challenges, share best practices on how to prevent and control corruption and boost transparency and accountability.

  • 02 Nov 2012
    Hurricane Sandy kills around 80 in the Caribbean, 1.8 million affected in Haiti

    Hurricane Sandy, which ploughed through the Caribbean region before hitting the eastern coast of the United States, severely impacted several countries causing nearly 80 deaths: 60 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, two in the Bahamas, two in the Dominican Republic and one in Jamaica.

  • 28 Oct 2012
    UNDP head meets Rwanda’s Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance

    UNDP's Administrator Helen Clark has arrived in Rwanda for a three-day visit.

  • 25 Oct 2012
    Malawi: Food crisis top of mind for UN Development chief

    Building resilience into Malawi’s agriculture long term is critical to achieving development progress, said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the second day of her official visit to that country.

  • 25 Oct 2012
    Finally victims can explain in court what happened to them

    Those who deny the atrocities committed by both sides in Guatemala during that country’s 36 year civil war are among the biggest challenges to transitional justice for victims of the former regime, according to Attorney General, Ms. Claudia Paz y Paz.

  • 25 Oct 2012
    Côte d’Ivoire trials could begin by end of year, minister says

    Prosecution of those charged in connection with massive post-election violence in Cote d’Ivoire could start by the end of this year, Minister of Justice Loma Matto Cissé said today, adding that wide-ranging legal reforms are under way.

  • 17 Oct 2012
    UNDP chief calls for scaled-up efforts to fight poverty

    Disparities within and between countries remain "striking," requiring more work toward global anti-poverty goals, UN Development Programme (UNDP) head Helen Clark said today.

  • 02 Oct 2012
    Biodiversity: Delivering results in Europe and the CIS

    UNDP's publication 'Biodiversity: Delivering Results in Europe and the CIS' presents some of the outcomes of Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded work managed by UNDP in Europe and the CIS that aims to conserve biodiversity.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    UNDP ranks in top 10 for transparency

    Publish What You Fund ranked UNDP in the top 10 among 72 organizations in its 2012 Aid Transparency Index, noting that the UN’s lead development agency is an original International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) signatory.

  • 28 Sep 2012
    UNDP and League of Arab States Join Hands for Development in the Arab Region

    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.

  • 28 Sep 2012
    United Nations and partners commit to building disaster resilience

    UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, convened a meeting of donors and other partners this week alongside the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark, to commit to providing greater support for countries to prepare for and recover from disasters.

  • 27 Sep 2012
    Empowering women is key to building a future we want, Nobel laureate says

    Empowering women and girls with more choices and more freedoms is crucial to achieving a better future for all, Amartya Sen, Nobel laureate and a founder of UNDP’s Human Development Index, said Thursday.

  • 26 Sep 2012
    Effectiveness, coherence and results at the heart of Sweden-UNDP Partnership

    Realizing an inclusive consultation process for the post-2015 human development agenda, UN coordination and development effectiveness were three issues highlighted at a meeting today between Swedish Minister of Development Gunilla Carlsson and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 26 Sep 2012
    Football unites international community in campaign to end violence against women

    Top officials, staff and ambassadors to the United Nations took time out during the UN General Assembly today to play a friendly football match against a team assembled by the President of Bolivia Evo Morales.

  • 26 Sep 2012
    Norway and UNDP reaffirm strategic partnership

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has met with Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Minister of Development Cooperation Heikki Holmaas in the wings of the UN General Assembly and thanked them for Norway’s strong partnership with UNDP.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    UK leadership vital to international development agenda

    oint engagement on disaster resilience and development aid effectiveness were two aspects of the partnership between the United Kingdom and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) highlighted at a meeting today between UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    UNDP thanks Canadian Government

    Canada’s Minister of International Cooperation Julian Fantino and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark met today in the wings of the UN General Assembly to discuss ongoing cooperation and issues of common concern.