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  • 22 Jan 2015
    Uzbekistan earthquake centre is first of its kind in Central Asia

    A new earthquake simulation centre in the Uzbek capital Tashkent is set to help thousands of people better prepare and respond to earthquakes.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Momentum remains high for forests role in sustainable development and tackling climate change

    As world leaders and heads of business descend on Davos this week for the World Economic Forum, discussions on the crucial role of forests in tackling climate change while helping sustain over 1.6 billion forest dependent people remain key in 2015 – a bellwether year for climate change and sustainable development.

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Zambians to vote for new president

    Nearly 5.2 million registered Zambian voters are expected at the polls on Tuesday, where they will elect a successor to President Michael Sata, who died last year.

  • 19 Jan 2015
    UNDP Global Shared Service Centre wins award in Malaysia

    UNDP Global Shared Service Centre (GSSC) won the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) special award for Non-MSC Shared Service & Outsourcing (SSO) for contributions to the Shared Service & Outsourcing industry in Malaysia.

  • 15 Jan 2015
    Kyrgyzstan: 15,000 people to get help in radioactive waste affected areas

    Around 15,000 poor and vulnerable people from towns near radioactive waste sites will get help to monitor the environment, create jobs, boost livelihoods and strengthen communities.

  • 13 Jan 2015
    Thousands of Ebola workers paid in Liberia

    UNDP has helped the Liberian government pay thousands of Ebola workers. Over $1 million dollars in cash payments were distributed across the country in January alone. The workers were hired at the height of the crisis to run treatment centres, help communities prevent transmission and track people that have had contact with victims.

  • 12 Jan 2015
    30,000 food kits for vulnerable, displaced people in Ukraine

    Amid continuing fighting and a deteriorating humanitarian situation in Ukraine, UNDP launched an initiative aimed at ferrying aid to the country's internal displaced persons (IDP's) and other vulnerable citizens trapped by the ongoing hostilities

  • 30 Dec 2014
    UNDP to help cut cross border Ebola infections in West Africa

    UNDP is set to help the Liberian government build new border posts to cut cross-border Ebola infections from Sierra Leone. Infections in Liberia’s Eastern border region have spiked recently as tight nit cross-border communities spread the disease across the two countries often porous border. 49 new cases have been recorded in the border county of Grand Cape Mount in December, including 12 in the past four days.

  • 30 Dec 2014
    Note to Correspondents – in response to questions on Sudan

    The Secretary-General’s strongly critical position on the expulsion from Sudan of the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC) and UNDP Country Director is clear.

  • 26 Dec 2014
    UNDP Statement on Sudan

    The Government of Sudan has requested the departure of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator, and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Progamme (UNDP) and the UNDP Country Director. UNDP is coordinating

  • 24 Dec 2014
    UNDP and partners put on a christmas party for Liberian Ebola orphans

    Christmas came early to Westpoint, Liberia today where hundreds of children were thrown a big party courtesy of staff from UNDP, UN agencies and NGOs in Liberia and around the world.

  • 22 Dec 2014
    Norad-Report Highlights UNDP-Results in Democracy, Human Rights

    Norad’s annual results report launched earlier this month, showcases 25 examples of assistance in the areas of democracy and human rights. The case studies demonstrate that institutions which promote democracy and respect for human rights are able to carry out their work more effectively as a direct result of this assistance.

  • 19 Dec 2014
    Mobile money for 16,000 Ebola workers

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), working with experts from the UN Capital Development Fund, has partnered with the World Bank and the African Development Bank to streamline the payment process under the National Ebola Response Centre (NERC), the body overseeing the cash payments.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    New UN appeal for Syria looks beyond humanitarian response

    The United Nations and partners today launched a major new appeal to help nearly 18 million people in Syria and across the region in 2015.

  • 17 Dec 2014
    UNDP hails historic step towards normalizing US-Cuba relations

    The UN Assistant Secretary General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Director for Latin America and the Caribbean Jessica Faieta welcomed the steps taken by the leaders of the United States and Cuba towards normalizing relations between the two countries.

  • 16 Dec 2014
    Armed with soap, Guinean women take the fight against Ebola into their own hands

    A thunder of motorbikes, pedestrians and taxis is pushing into Dibida Market, in the centre of Kankan City, in the North of Guinea. A group of women traders is setting up shop, arranging a mobile display of soap. Sunday in this Muslim town is the first day of the working week. People arrive from all the surrounding districts, buyers and sellers crushed in between stalls.

  • 12 Dec 2014
    UNDP to support Central African Republic elections in 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be assisting the Central African Republic in the organization of a constitutional referendum, as well as parliamentary and presidential elections next year.

  • 09 Dec 2014
    Community volunteers in Liberia are limiting the spread of Ebola

    The number of new cases of Ebola in Liberia is decreasing each day and community volunteers’ work has contributed substantially to this result. UNDP Liberia has recruited 1,300 volunteers who are being paid $80 per month to go door to door, every day in their communities, to track down anyone who shows symptoms of the disease and get urgent medical help.

  • 08 Dec 2014
    Philippines: Improved emergency communication blunts impact of typhoon Hagupit

    In Tacloban City, Philippines, the past served as a lesson for the present, in the form of a simple communications system.

  • 05 Dec 2014
    Expanding the Ranks of Qualified Disaster Risk Reduction Specialists

    Participants from across the UN System gather in Lund this week for an inter-agency training on better disaster risk reduction.