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  • 29 Oct 2013
    UNDP remembers Sandy victims

    On the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making landfall in the United States, UN officials are reminding the public not to forget the storm’s less documented Caribbean victims.

  • 25 Oct 2013
    Madagascar votes in bid to revive democracy

    Nearly 8 million people in Madagascar were expected to vote for a new president, in an election postponed several times and widely expected to break the country’s five-year political impasse.

  • 22 Oct 2013
    As crises undermine development, opportunities for transformation often coexist, says UNDP report

    Despite progress in preventing conflicts and disasters last year, many countries still face chronic crises and often remain mired in poverty.

  • 22 Oct 2013
    Women peace activists in Asia take center stage at UNDP gala award event

    UNDP honored eight Asian peace activists from conflict countries at its third annual N-Peace awards ceremony that was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 22 October. The N-Peace Awards spotlight women who demonstrate leadership in building peace, and men who work with women for gender equality.

  • 21 Oct 2013
    UN Security Council adopts new resolution on women, peace and security

    A new Security Council resolution, passed unanimously on Friday at an open debate on women, peace and security, stresses that sustainable peace depends on simultaneous progress in political stability, security, development, human rights--including gender equality-- justice, and the rule of law.

  • 18 Oct 2013
    UNA-UK releases development publication “Leaving no one behind”

    In the wake of the 25 September UN General Assembly's Special Event towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations Association–UK released the publication “Global Development Goals: Leaving No One Behind” to inspire discussions and actions on international development around the world.

  • 16 Oct 2013
    UN Secretary-General appoints Sigrid Kaag of the Netherlands as Special Coordinator of the OPCW-United Nations Joint Mission

    New York --United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Sigrid Kaag of the Netherlands as Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-United Nations Joint Mission to eliminate the chemical weapons programme of the Syrian Arab Republic. The appointment has been made in close consultations with OPCW Director-General Ahmet Üzümcü.

  • 08 Oct 2013
    Parliamentarians and youth leaders push for greater political participation by Latin American youth

    More than 22 parliamentarians from 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries met this week in Brasilia to breathe new life into efforts to enhance political participation by the youth of the region. The forum, “Youth and political participation in decision-making” took place on October 1-3 in Brasilia . It brought together political leaders and lawmakers from across the political spectrum - Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Costa Rica to Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, not to mention young men and women from the region.

  • 07 Oct 2013
    Seoul Conference puts focus on the ‘how’ of post-2015 development goals

    International experts tackled how new global development goals can best end poverty and protect the planet at a conference co-hosted by UNDP and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul.

  • 03 Oct 2013
    Victims of conflict have a right to justice: UNDP

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on UN Member States to grant victims of conflict and human rights abuses a stronger voice and better representation when it comes to accessing justice and reparations.

  • 02 Oct 2013
    Foundations and civil society organizations convene during UN Week to advance Post 2015 development agenda

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were at the heart of discussions on 27 September, as various stakeholders met at the Ford Foundation in New York to discuss how philanthropies and their civil society partners can contribute to the future development agenda, to be renewed in 2015.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    The Role for Anti-corruption and Governance: Looking to 2015 and Beyond

    Making anti-corruption policies part of daily life and create more accountability at national and international levels were at the core of a global panel discussion this morning, held alongside the 68th United Nations General Assembly.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    60 countries join Social Good Summit

    As the three-day Social Good Summit came to a close, UNDP’s global network of country offices held an unprecedented number of meetups around the worldwide.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    International community galvanizes support for Lebanon

    The Syria crisis will cost Lebanon $7.5 billion in economic losses by the end of next year, according to a joint report prepared by the World Bank, the United Nations and the Government of Lebanon.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    MDG-F improves life for 9 million people worldwide

    Nearly 9 million people worldwide have directly benefited from the programmes of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F), and these experiences can help inform global development efforts after 2015.

  • 23 Sep 2013
    Social Good Summit 2013 gets underway

    The Social Good Summit 2013 opened yesterday with the theme #2030NOW — how will the world look in 2030 and how can we shape it to improve the lives of those most in need?

  • 23 Sep 2013
    UNDP chief urges UN Member States to act on calls for better governance, services

    By responding to an unprecedented global survey, UN Member States can turn hope into action and build a more equitable world with decent health care, education, and jobs for all, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said Monday.

  • 23 Sep 2013
    Syria Crisis: A Crisis for Arab Development

    With around 800 days left until the target date for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), today the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) along with the League of Arab States and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) launched a report showing that recent turmoil in the Arab region imperils progress towards the goals across the Arab world.

  • 20 Sep 2013
    UNV Youth Volunteering Strategy publicly released

    Yesterday, Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, joined a distinguished group of speakers at the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) roundtable in New York, where he publicly released the UNV Youth Volunteering Strategy for 2014-2017.

  • 20 Sep 2013
    The Social Good Summit 2013 – More Locations, More Innovations

    On Sunday, September 22, the 2013 Social Good Summit kicks off at the 92Y in New York and continues for 3 days in more than 55 UNDP Country Offices across the globe.