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  • 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.

  • 20 Sep 2011
    UN launches bid to achieve sustainable energy for all

    UN Secretary-General calls for an energy revolution to help end poverty, transform the global economy and put the world on a cleaner, greener path for health, education, employment and economic competition.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    World’s most powerful women call for stronger political role for females

    More than 20 of the world’s most powerful women – including President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff; United States Secretary of State Hilary Clinton; UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark – called for more political participation for women as a crucial step for democracy, peace and sustainable economic and social development.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    What is UNDP doing to Respond to the Horn of Africa Food Crisis?

  • 19 Sep 2011
    UNDP continues support as new floods uproot Pakistan's south

    UNDP has announced plans to step up efforts to help 5.4 million people in Pakistan affected by large scale floods for a second consecutive year.

  • 18 Sep 2011
    UNDP and the United Nations General Assembly - 2011

    This month, the world gathers again in New York for the 66th annual session of the United Nations General Assembly.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Global conference on cluster bomb ban ends with even more States pledging to join the treaty

    Friday 16 September 2011 marked the end of the week long Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions, under the presidency of Lebanon’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants. Representatives from 131 States and entities, and 60 national and international organizations attended the conference with one aim in mind: to advance the progress made to implement and universalize the treaty. On the first day of the conference, Swaziland became the 63rd State Party to the Convention and Cameroon is expected to do the same in the coming days.