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  • 14 Dec 2011
    South Sudan services must reach women and girls, UNDP chief says

    The world’s newest country has made progress in delivering social services since it declared independence in July, but South Sudan has much work ahead and needs international support, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said.

  • 12 Dec 2011
    UNDP invests in livelihoods to ease tensions in northern Kenya

    With the famine in Somalia sparking an increased flow of refugees into neighbouring Kenya, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is scaling up its programmes to help improve the living conditions in the northern part of the country.

  • 09 Dec 2011
    Viet Nam: Citizens’ experiences helping to shape anti-corruption policy

    In the first large-scale exercise of its kind in the country, a nationwide policy research initiative is measuring how the people of Viet Nam experience corruption and public service delivery, giving voice to citizens’ concerns and informing the authorities’ plans to curb corruption.

  • 09 Dec 2011
    Tackling corruption in Bhutan

    Since its inception in 2005, the Bhutan Anti-Corruption Commission has become known as model in the region for putting in place effective checks and balances, public outreach and overall curbing corruption.

  • 09 Dec 2011
    UN helping South African communities to access sustainable energy

    UN agencies and the South African government unveiled this week a pilot project that provides communities outside of Durban with access to clean energy.

  • 08 Dec 2011
    Ethiopia launches strategy for low-emission climate resilient development

    Ethiopia will embark on a national plan that aims to boost the country’s development over the next twenty years while keeping its greenhouse emissions to current levels.

  • 07 Dec 2011
    Despite high unemployment, young Nicaraguans are hopeful

    More than 62 percent of young Nicaraguans are optimistic about their future despite high levels of unemployment and poverty, according to a recently published UNDP report titled “National Report on Human Development 2011: The young people building Nicaragua.”

  • 06 Dec 2011
    Climate change: voices from the field

    Upon their arrival in Durban, five African journalists who recently participated in a UNDP-sponsored climate change awareness raising caravan traveling from Nairobi, shared their extraordinary, first-hand accounts of climate change with participants at the UN Climate Change Negotiations.

  • 05 Dec 2011
    Setting sustainable public transport in motion in South Africa

    Fuel use by the South African transport sector is estimated to increase by 54 percent between 2005 and 2015. To address this issue, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) provided a grant of US$11 million to reduce the transport sector’s carbon footprint.

  • 25 Nov 2011
    The road to Durban: youth caravan highlights Africa’s changing climate

    On 27 November, completing a two-week drive from Nairobi, a convoy of 150 youths campaigning for decisive climate action will be greeted by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, UN officials and African performers in a large inter-faith rally in Durban, South Africa.

  • 25 Nov 2011
    With completion of peace process, a new chapter for Nepal, says UNDP Chief

    Kathmandu - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway wrapped up their joint official four day visit to Nepal yesterday with optimistic words for the next phase of that country’s development after years of conflict.

  • 23 Nov 2011
    Former fighters find hope through skills training in Nepal

    Bimala Ramjali is one of about 4,000 former Maoist fighters—many of them recruited as minors— who are participating in a UN programme to teach them new skills and reintegrate them into civilian life.

  • 22 Nov 2011
    Micro businesses lift rural Nepalese out of poverty

    On the second day of their joint official visit to Nepal, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon Magnus of Norway met micro business owners and inaugurated a new maternity centre.

  • 21 Nov 2011
    Famine in Somalia can only be reversed with continued assistance

    Increased humanitarian assistance to Somalia has had a significant impact in the famine-affected parts, bringing the three southern regions of Bay, Bakool and Lower Shabelle out of famine.

  • 18 Nov 2011
    Ghanaian experience exemplifies progress, environmental challenges

    Launching the 2011 Human Development Report in the Ghanaian capital, Accra, the Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Rebeca Grynspan, said environmental degradation could seriously affect human development in Africa and around the world.

  • 16 Nov 2011
    UNDP boosts support for Iraqi people

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that it is boosting its partnership with the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi people.

  • 16 Nov 2011
    Global initiative helps foster better understanding of our common humanity, says UNDP Chief

    On November 11, 2011, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark participated in “One day on Earth,” a global media event aimed at capturing a unique video snapshot of a single 24-hour period on earth.

  • 15 Nov 2011
    UNDP response to inaccurate HDR coverage in Rwanda

    The headline in the New Times story of 14 November on the 2011 Human Development Report states erroneously that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Rwanda, Aurelien Agbenonci, termed the Report ‘misleading.’ 

  • 11 Nov 2011
    UNDP — a filmmaker on 11.11.11

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) staff across the globe joined over 20,000 filmmakers, students, humanitarian aid workers and other inspired people today to collaborate for “One Day on Earth,” a global video snapshot of a single 24-hour period in every country on earth.

  • 09 Nov 2011
    Uruguay: Recycling waste into livelihoods

    On the final day of a three day visit to Uruguay, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited a recycling plant outside Montevideo which forms part of a poverty and environment initiative supported by UNDP and UNEP.