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  • 06 Jun 2011
    Two-day forum examines democratic transitions

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Prime Minister of Egypt Essam Sharaf, inaugurated the “International Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions: International Experiences, Lessons Learnt and the Road Ahead,” in Cairo which ran from 4 – 5 June.

  • 05 Jun 2011
    Orissa’s women lead the way to safeguard turtles and spur new income

    An effort to safeguard a rare species of turtle and boost fishing stocks in India’s eastern coastal state of Orissa has more than doubled income among the approximately 400,000 women involved in local fishing activities.

  • 03 Jun 2011
    Opportunities for Economic and Political Inclusion in the Arab Spring

    In recent months, millions of people came onto the streets of a number of Arab States demanding change. Underlying these events are economic exclusion which has denied decent work and opportunity for many, and political exclusion which has denied a broad right to participate in the decision-making processes which shape nations' futures.

  • 01 Jun 2011
    Haiti and Dominican Republic launch effort to create green border

    Haiti and the Dominican Republic kicked off a joint project last month to increase vegetation cover and improve living conditions for people on both sides of the countries’ shared border.

  • 31 May 2011
    UNDP supports female leaders in Afghan police force

    Twenty-one police officers wearing headscarves, or hijab, sit in a classroom at the Kabul Police Academy typing into computers, creating organizational diagrams and entering data.

  • 26 May 2011
    New roads pave way to improved livelihoods in rural Lao PDR

    These days Timchai can make it to the market to sell her produce regardless of the weather, thanks to a new village road.

  • 25 May 2011
    Tajikistan: Clean energy project lights up rural lives

    A hydro power plant provides a regular supply of clean energy to a rural community south of the capital of Tajikistan.

  • 25 May 2011
    UNDP chief concludes tour of Central Asia

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark concluded a three day visit to Uzbekistan today. She met yesterday with Uzbekistan’s President Islam Karimov, who expressed his support for the role played by UNDP in Uzbekistan’s development.

  • 24 May 2011
    Lebanon kick off solar powered schools

    Teachers and students are to benefit from a constant supply of electricity to their offices and classrooms following installation of solar panels.

  • 23 May 2011
    Water access boosts crop production and incomes in Sudan's rural east

    More than 1,000 farmers living in northeast Sudan now have increased harvests and income due to water irrigation equipment provided through an initiative managed by UNDP.

  • 20 May 2011
    Cambodia eco-tourism saves biodiversity, spurs livelihoods

    A biodiversity conservation and eco-tourism initiative in the northern plains of Cambodia has helped to spur new livelihoods for low-income villagers and to avert the demise of the White-shouldered Ibis, one of the world’s most critically endangered species.

  • 19 May 2011
    Mexico and UNDP highlight indigenous peoples’ political participation

    Democracy in many Latin American countries hinges largely on government action to uphold indigenous peoples’ rights and ensure their participation in decision-making, according to Heraldo Muñoz, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 18 May 2011
    Homophobic hate crimes on the rise, UN human rights chief warns

    Hate crimes against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people are rising around the world, the UN human rights chief said today, urging governments to do much more to eliminate discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

  • 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.