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  • 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.

  • 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.