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  • 13 Feb 2015
    Lebanon’s storm preparedness helps response plan

    A decade of efforts to better prepare and respond to disasters was highlighted when seasonal storm “Zina” struck Lebanon in early January 2015.

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Addicts get a new start in life in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    When Asmir tried to break his addiction to heroin, the drug was winning. Luckily he wasn't alone. Family, friends and UNDP-supported treatment centres helped him rebuild his life.

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Ending insecurity in the Sahel requires a regional approach, says the UNDP

    We must combine national and transnational interventions to address the situations of extreme vulnerability that the Sahelian populations confront

  • 09 Feb 2015
    UNDP sees public-private partnerships for investments in infrastructure as vital for achieving sustainable development

    With populations growing, some estimates suggest annual infrastructure spending in developing countries must increase between US$1.8-2.3 trillion each year by 2020, and more of these resources must come from the private sector through public-private partnerships, according to Magdy Martínez-Solimán, UNDP’s Director of Bureau for Policy and Programme Support.

  • 04 Feb 2015
    Early recovery key to Malawi flood victim’s survival

    In a primary school in Nsanje, Southern Malawi, children have given up their classrooms and school yard for over 500 displaced families who fled the devastating floods that hit the poor African nation in January.

  • 03 Feb 2015
    Mobile apps help map Ukraine's recovery needs

    While fighting rages in Ukraine's East, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is helping people map damage to prepare for a swift recovery.

  • 03 Feb 2015
    2015: Year of opportunity for youth

    Young leaders from around the world gathered with representatives from the United Nations, civil society and partner organizations for the 2015 Time for Global Action Youth Forum.

  • 02 Feb 2015
    Iran’s lost wetlands thirst for rehabilitation: World Wetlands Day 2015

    Iran’s Lake Urmia, the largest in the Middle East, offers a chilling reminder of how a man-made catastrophe can take its toll on a thriving ecosystem.

  • 02 Feb 2015
    Battling Ebola and boosting business in Sierra Leone

    Sariatu Kamara owns a beauty salon in Sierra Leone's capital Freetown. Her business has been hit hard by Ebola. Through a UNDP supported programme, she and many others have been helped to weather the economic storm.

  • 26 Jan 2015
    Community police help stop Ebola in Guinea

    As Guinea looks towards recovery from the Ebola epidemic, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is training hundreds of community police officers to help keep case numbers down and prevent future outbreaks.

  • 22 Jan 2015
    Uzbekistan earthquake centre is first of its kind in Central Asia

    A new earthquake simulation centre in the Uzbek capital Tashkent is set to help thousands of people better prepare and respond to earthquakes.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Momentum remains high for forests role in sustainable development and tackling climate change

    As world leaders and heads of business descend on Davos this week for the World Economic Forum, discussions on the crucial role of forests in tackling climate change while helping sustain over 1.6 billion forest dependent people remain key in 2015 – a bellwether year for climate change and sustainable development.

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Zambians to vote for new president

    Nearly 5.2 million registered Zambian voters are expected at the polls on Tuesday, where they will elect a successor to President Michael Sata, who died last year.

  • 19 Jan 2015
    UNDP Global Shared Service Centre wins award in Malaysia

    UNDP Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC) won the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) special award for Non-MSC Shared Service & Outsourcing (SSO) for contributions to the Shared Service & Outsourcing industry in Malaysia.

  • 15 Jan 2015
    Kyrgyzstan: 15,000 people to get help in radioactive waste affected areas

    Around 15,000 poor and vulnerable people from towns near radioactive waste sites will get help to monitor the environment, create jobs, boost livelihoods and strengthen communities.

  • 13 Jan 2015
    Thousands of Ebola workers paid in Liberia

    UNDP has helped the Liberian government pay thousands of Ebola workers. Over $1 million dollars in cash payments were distributed across the country in January alone. The workers were hired at the height of the crisis to run treatment centres, help communities prevent transmission and track people that have had contact with victims.

  • 12 Jan 2015
    30,000 food kits for vulnerable, displaced people in Ukraine

    Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, UNDP launched an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to the country's internal displaced persons (IDP's) and other vulnerable citizens trapped by the ongoing hostilities

  • 30 Dec 2014
    UNDP to help cut cross border Ebola infections in West Africa

    UNDP is set to help the Liberian government build new border posts to cut cross-border Ebola infections from Sierra Leone. Infections in Liberia’s Eastern border region have spiked recently as tight nit cross-border communities spread the disease across the two countries often porous border. 49 new cases have been recorded in the border county of Grand Cape Mount in December, including 12 in the past four days.

  • 30 Dec 2014
    Note to Correspondents – in response to questions on Sudan

    The Secretary-General’s strongly critical position on the expulsion from Sudan of the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) and UNDP Country Director is clear.

  • 26 Dec 2014
    UNDP Statement on Sudan

    The Government of Sudan has requested the departure of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) and the UNDP Country Director. UNDP is coordinating