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  • 20 Oct 2011
    Breath of fresh air for Lugansk

    The municipality of Lugansk took an environmental hotspot - a landfill with over three million tons of waste - and turned it into an opportunity. They cleaned it up, established a system to capture the methane emitted from the landfill, and are now burning the methane gas as a way to reduce overall green house gas emissions. In the future, it could also be used to generate electricity for local use.

  • 19 Oct 2011
    UNDP offers relief as Central America's torrential rains continue

    UNDP has begun providing assistance to those affected by the torrential rains blanketing five Central American countries and Mexico, which, according to preliminary reports, have affected nearly 570,000 people and left more than 80 dead.

  • 19 Oct 2011
    Mongolia: UNDP chief calls for people-centred sustainable development as country faces mining boom

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark traveled 100 kilometres west of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, today to Hustai National Park to meet with herders, women entrepreneurs, representatives from the national Chamber of Commerce and other beneficiaries and partners of UNDP programmes in the country.

  • 18 Oct 2011
    New report urges governments to take swift action to face climate challenges

    Governments around the world should take immediate actions to adapt to the impact of changing weather patterns on a wide range of economic and social activities, according to a top policy official of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the launch of a report released today.

  • 17 Oct 2011
    Thailand: UNDP responds to severe flooding

    UNDP has expressed deep concern and offered support to the Government of Thailand as the country battles severe flooding that has killed more than 280 people and affected more than 2 million others since 25 July.

  • 17 Oct 2011
    UN development chief calls for pro-poor share as countries strive to boost growth

  • 12 Oct 2011
    @HelenClarkUNDP - #1 Goal is 2 Eradicate Xtreme Poverty

    My number one goal as Administrator of UNDP is to work for the elimination of extreme poverty, said United Nations top development chief Helen Clark (@HelenClarkUNDP on Twitter) during her live Twitter chat today to mark the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Monday, October 17th.

  • 11 Oct 2011
    UNDP Associate Administrator: It is expensive to be poor

    Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator, called for scaling up of efforts to provide energy from renewable sources in developing countries at yesterday’s ‘Energy for All’-conference in Oslo.

  • 11 Oct 2011
    NEPAD/UNDP Africa Strengthen their Collaboration

    On 11 October, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Africa and the NEPAD Planning Agency (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their relationship toward a more strategic partnership.

  • 07 Oct 2011
    UNDP salutes Nobel Laureates

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today paid tribute to the recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee of Liberia, and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen.

  • 05 Oct 2011
    Successful Nigeria elections boost democratic process

    Nigeria’s general elections held from April and May of this year were widely hailed as credible, free and fair by international observers and citizen groups. Over 38 million voters cast their ballots in what many called the most successful election in decades.

  • 30 Sep 2011
    A Conversation with UNDP-Papua New Guinea Senior Gender Advisor

  • 28 Sep 2011
    UNDP welcomes Global Fund reforms

    UNDP welcomes today’s adoption by the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, & Malaria of recommendations by an independent panel for scaled-up oversight and management of grants, one-tenth of which are handled by UNDP.

  • 27 Sep 2011
    "Positive momentum" for Haiti’s post-earthquake rebuild

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Heraldo Muñoz concluded his visit to Haiti today commending the country’s post-earthquake rebuilding efforts and noting its future challenges and opportunities.

  • 26 Sep 2011
    UN pays tribute to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai

    The United Nations today paid tribute to Professor Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of Africa’s foremost environmental campaigners, who died on Sunday.

  • 23 Sep 2011
    Zambians praised for peaceful elections

    The UN Development Programme managed nearly US$23 million in pooled donor funds to support the Electoral Commission's work in Zambia, including conducting voter education, training journalists on ethical reporting for elections, training police in electoral monitoring and promoting inter-party dialogue.

  • 22 Sep 2011
    Qatar backs anti-corruption project in Arab States

    Qatar has agreed to help the United Nations Development Programme implement a new Arab anti-corruption project, marking the first time that an Arab country will work with the organization on a regional democratic governance initiative.

  • 22 Sep 2011
    Helen Clark: Leading the way for development through Twitter

  • 21 Sep 2011
    Indonesia safeguards forest, boosts livelihoods

    Indonesia is implementing a programme, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD), which offers financial incentives for developing countries to reduce deforestation-related emissions and invest in low-carbon and long-term forest management.

  • 21 Sep 2011
    MDGs remain top of the agenda at world leaders' annual meeting in New York

    As world leaders gather in New York, the United Nations called on Member States to sustain efforts towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - eight internationally-agreed goals which seek to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2015.