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  • 18 Apr 2012
    Cartoonists from Asia-Pacific win awards on Earth Day

    Asia-Pacific cartoons depicting the effects of climate change on children, Chinese cities, the Pacific Islands and mangrove forests won a regional contest sponsored by UNDP and the Government of France.

  • 18 Apr 2012
    Helen Clark's Lectures at University of Cambridge

  • 17 Apr 2012
    UNDP, Global Fund expand HIV work in Uzbekistan

    UNDP has signed a consolidated agreement with the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Uzbekistan, expanding the response to the spread of AIDS in Central Asia.

  • 04 Apr 2012
    Timor Leste: On the road to better informed citizens

    In the lush mountain-top rural town of Maubisse, central Timor Leste, 250 local residents sit patiently listening to government representatives talk about everything from property law to domestic violence, human rights, birth registration and border passes.

  • 02 Apr 2012
    Landmine clearing efforts help boost Angola’s recovery

    UNDP has contributed to local efforts by training more than 1,000 demining specialists at the National Demining Institute in recent years.

  • 02 Apr 2012
    UN debates putting happiness at centre of development

    More than 500 high level government official and representatives from religious organizations, academia and civil society gathered at the United Nations headquarters today to discuss new ways to measure wellbeing and happiness, moving beyond a purely economic paradigm, in a meeting convened by the Government of Bhutan.

  • 30 Mar 2012
    Helen Clark: Q&A on “Green Conversations” Blog

    Author Michael Tobias talks with Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme about the organization’s work on his “Green Conversations” blog.

  • 26 Mar 2012
    Indonesia: Partnership helps preserve climate and build green economy

    Due to its hot and humid climate, Indonesia faces an increasing demand for air conditioners, with a market estimated to reach 2.5 million units annually by 2015.

  • 22 Mar 2012
    Colombia: Marginalized groups increasingly involved in local governance

    Efforts to engage Colombia’s traditionally marginalized Afro-descendants and indigenous people in local government accountability processes are beginning to pay off, with increased involvement in oversight mechanisms and improved public trust.

  • 22 Mar 2012
    World Water Day 2012

    Water sustains and saves lives, but when it is unclean or contaminated, it can be deadly: water-borne infectious diseases are holding back poverty reduction and economic growth in some of the world’s poorest countries.

  • 19 Mar 2012
    Global Human Development Forum in Istanbul this week to focus on sustainability and equity as priorities for “Rio + 20” conference

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan and Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan of Turkey and will open the first “Global Human Development Forum” on March 22nd in Istanbul,

  • 16 Mar 2012
    UN Secretary General urges peaceful vote in Guinea Bissau

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the people of Guinea Bissau to ensure a peaceful election as voters go to the polls this Sunday to choose a new president.

  • 14 Mar 2012
    Second Arab Knowledge Report addresses future generations

    The Arab Knowledge Report 2010-2011 is the second in a series of reports that UNDP is jointly producing with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation.

  • 14 Mar 2012
    UNDP and India sign partnership agreement to boost development progress

    UNDP and India signed a partnership agreement today intended to leverage India’s vast development experience to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals and increase its role in south-south cooperation.

  • 13 Mar 2012
    Nepal: Training promotes peace and gets political parties talking

    Leadership training in Nepal is helping political factions engage with each other in a more productive manner as the country works to draft a new constitution and reconcile following its decade long civil war.

  • 08 Mar 2012
    New UNDP documentary shines light on political inequality in Thailand

    UNDP and the Royal Thai Government launched today March 8, International Women’s Day, The Glass Ceiling, a 30-minute documentary which depicts the challenges women face when seeking public office in Thailand, also addressing policy options to improve women’s political participation.

  • 08 Mar 2012
    Rebeca Grynspan: Rural women want what we want

    “Rural women want to have the freedom to choose a life that they value”. wrote Rebeca Grynspan, United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP) Deputy Chief during her Facebook chat on International Women’s Day. At UNDP’s office in New York, Ms. Grynspan replied to live questions coming in from around the world to highlight the central role rural women have in development. “They want what we want - a life with dignity, enough revenue to cover their basic needs, education and health for their children, etc.”, she wrote. During the chat, Facebook users suggested volunteering to support rural women and give them better access to education and health care.

  • 07 Mar 2012
    Sierra Leone: Saturday courts tackle gender-based violence

    Survivors of sex- and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone are having their day in court, as the judiciary now sits on Saturdays in a critical first step towards clearing an estimated 700-case backlog.

  • 05 Mar 2012
    UNDP and UNAIDS leaders begin high level joint mission in New Zealand

    The Administrator of UNDP, Helen Clark, and the Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Michel Sidibé, began a three day mission in New Zealand—the first joint mission by the two UN leaders in this Pacific country.

  • 01 Mar 2012
    Guidebook launched to promote women’s participation in politics

    With women underrepresented in high level politics and decision-making the world over, a new Guidebook produced by the UNDP and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) is showing political parties how they can begin to redress this imbalance by supporting women’s participation in the electoral process.