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  • 17 May 2011
    Chhibber: Poorest countries need help to build up their resilience

    Last week, in Istanbul, over 40 heads of state from the world’s least developed countries gathered to define a new vision to reverse the profound poverty of the people living in these countries. Of the 48 least developed countries, 14 are in Asia.

  • 17 May 2011
    Human Development Indicators now on Google's Data Explorer

    Vital international development information is now available on Google via its Public Data Explorer - providing access to key data from 21 years worth of research, including the Human Development Index.

  • 16 May 2011
    As Haiti swears in President, UN calls for pact to rebuild Haiti

    Welcoming Haiti's first ever transfer of power from one democratically elected president to one from the opposition, the UN has urged the country's new leader, his Government and the people to harness the political goodwill to “rebuild together a new Haiti.”

  • 16 May 2011
    UNDP calls for action on indigenous rights

    More than 1,500 people from indigenous groups around the world will gather at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples from 16-27 May to discuss economic and social development and political participation of members of their communities who are often excluded from decision-making bodies and processes.

  • 12 May 2011
    Clark appoints Khalid Malik as head of Human Development Report

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has appointed Khalid Malik of Pakistan as the Director of the Human Development Report Office.

  • 11 May 2011
    Tax shake-up could give poor countries head start on anti-poverty track

    Reforming how countries manage customs and tax revenues and strengthening anti-corruption and oversight measures could help reduce illicit funds flows, amounting to billions of dollars per year, from least developed countries (LDCs).

  • 10 May 2011
    Op-Ed: The renewable future

    NAIROBI: Renewable energy triggers sharply polarized views. For some, it is a costly white elephant; for others, it is humanity’s savior, promising to emancipate us (and our environment) from the “folly” of fossil fuels. So a hardheaded, credible, and, above all, impartial analysis, which would provide a much-needed dose of pragmatism and realism to the debate, is long overdue.

  • 06 May 2011
    Pro-poor initiative to boost job creation in Africa

    Cape Town, South Africa – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new initiative to boost job creation through pro-poor business development that engages low-income people in Africa as customers, employees, producers or entrepreneurs.

  • 03 May 2011
    Saudi Arabia provides US$5 million for displaced in Pakistan

    The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has provided US$5,397,300 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for efforts in Pakistan to assist those uprooted in recent years.

  • 02 May 2011
    Response to US House Foreign Committee Chairman on UNDP

    The statement issued from your office last week about the U.N. Development Programme’s activities in Syria was apparently based on incomplete and inaccurate media reports. In light of developments in Syria, UNDP leadership had already decided to defer consideration of a new program pending further review. That decision was taken to ensure that the new program addresses the evolving development needs of the Syrian people.

  • 02 May 2011
    Election experts gather to help Arab states conduct polls

    Cairo – More than 50 experts from Arab states and from India, Mexico and South Africa gathered in Cairo to help conduct fair and transparent elections in the North African and Middle Eastern countries currently undergoing historic change.

  • 30 Apr 2011
    UNDP defers programmes for Yemen, Bahrain and Syria

  • 28 Apr 2011
    Indonesian President Yudhoyono, UN development chief meet on forests

    ndonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono met with United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark in Jakarta Thursday where they discussed Indonesia’s pioneering efforts to prevent deforestation and degradation as part of a UN initiative.

  • 28 Apr 2011
    UNDP responds to Media Reports on Afghan Police Audit

    Media reports about a special audit of the Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel management systems unfairly characterize the findings of that investigation.

  • 27 Apr 2011
    Helen Clark visits REDD+ pilot initiative in Indonesia

  • 21 Apr 2011
    Maria Sharapova marks Chernobyl 25th anniversary

  • 20 Apr 2011
    Supercities face high quake risk

  • 15 Apr 2011
    Nepal: New voices speak through People's Constitution

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a film documenting how the hopes and dreams of women, indigenous and disadvantaged groups in Nepal were fused into the country’s new constitution.

  • 14 Apr 2011
    UNDP heralds new era in South-South links

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is spearheading a range of new partnerships directly between countries in or bordering Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America that previously had been recipients of development support from Europe, the United States, Japan and other traditional donors.

  • 13 Apr 2011
    "Desire for Dignity" Driver of Change in Arab World - Helen Clark

    In her second Twitter chat, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark answered questions from around the globe on development in the Arab world. The questions ranged from the causes of the uprisings to women and minorities and from the UN’s role in Libya to the role of social media and youth in Egypt and Tunisia.