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  • 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.

  • 12 Apr 2011
    Cameroon community to return home after lake explosion

    Nearly 1,700 people died in 1986 when Cameroon's Lake Nyos suddenly released deadly levels of carbon dioxide into the air, following a build-up of the gas in the lake. Another 10,000 people were uprooted and 3,000 heads of livestock were also lost.

  • 11 Apr 2011
    Security returning to DR Congo

    Security is gradually returning to parts of the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • 08 Apr 2011
    Strong partnerships with civil society critical to development 

    Meeting with members of the Civil Society Advisory Committee, Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to strategic partnerships with civil society to achieve shared development goals. The two-day consultation session with civil society leaders focused on development trends of importance to UNDP’s role and relevance in the multilateral arena.

  • 07 Apr 2011
    Helen Clark: Economic, political inclusion needed for peace

    Attaining and maintaining the peace and security needed for development requires broad economic and political inclusion, said UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 07 Apr 2011
    Multi-use engines drive empowerment in 1,000 Mali villages

    Installation of the engine in Koumantou was part of a Mali government programme, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), that has grown with funding of more than US$20 million from Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, France, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, among other partners.

  • 04 Apr 2011
    UNDP deeply saddened by plane crash deaths in DRC

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) personnel working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) were among those killed in a plane crash in Kinshasa on Monday.

  • 01 Apr 2011
    UNDP deeply saddened by deadly attack in Afghanistan

  • 31 Mar 2011
    UNDP manages global fund HIV grant to Belize

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has begun implementing an HIV/AIDS grant agreement with Belize for programmes that notably aim to treat and prevent the disease among the country’s large cohort of teens and young adults.

  • 31 Mar 2011
    Liberia: 1.7 million sign up to vote with UNDP support

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is among national and international agencies that laid the groundwork for the 1.7 million Liberians, almost half of them women, who last month completed registration to vote in upcoming elections.

  • 28 Mar 2011
    Helping Haitians prepare for the future

    The Government of Haiti and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the first prevention plan to reduce vulnerability to seismic threats.

  • 28 Mar 2011
    Bangladesh: First woman to supervise country's elections

    For the first time in the history of Bangladesh, a woman has overseen municipal elections, ensuring their accordance with electoral laws and providing guidance to presiding officers.

  • 26 Mar 2011
    Tegegnework Gettu: Speech at Harvard African Development Conference

    Keynote Speech at the Harvard African Development Conference by the Director of UNDP's Regional Bureau for Africa

  • 25 Mar 2011
    UNDP helps boost Brazil-Africa partnerships

    Brazil’s experience in lifting millions of people out of poverty and in spurring agricultural and energy innovations is crucial to promoting development in Africa, according to regional directors of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 25 Mar 2011
    Liberia: Ivorian refugee needs outstrip aid

    With a sharp increase in the number of Ivorian refugees crossing into Liberia during recent weeks following Cote d’Ivoire’s political crisis which began in November last year, United Nations agencies have pointed to the increasing need for emergency shelter.

  • 24 Mar 2011
    UNDP helps Pacific nations avert tsunami impacts

    Within five minutes of receiving alerts about a possible tsunami from the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan on 11 March, more than 120,000 of an exposed coastal community in the Philippines, 2,000 kilometres south, were put on stand-by.