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  • 26 Dec 2013
    U.N. to scale up aid and peacekeeping in South Sudan

    Aid agencies are preparing to scale up their work in key locations across South Sudan, as continuing clashes kill hundreds and drive tens of thousands from their homes, while the UN urged all forces to lay down their arms.

  • 20 Dec 2013
    Madagascar voters elect new president in largely peaceful ballot

    People in Madagascar voted Friday in a presidential run-off expected to end the country’s four-year political stalemate. Close to eight million registered women and men were due to elect a president and 151 members of parliament. The vote is seen as an important step toward resuming development in a country where nine people out of ten live in poverty.

  • 19 Dec 2013
    Civilians march for peace in the Central African Republic

    United Nations field representatives joined a youth-led march for peace this morning in Bangui, the capital. “We want to express our desire to restore the harmony that has always existed between Christians and Muslims in this country,” a participant said.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    IATI passes 200 publishers and continues to grow

    The Foundation Center joins a rapidly expanding transparency movement comprised of governments, multilaterals, NGOs, private sector organizations and foundations in 30 countries worldwide.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    Iker Casillas encourages youth in Uzbekistan to volunteer

    On International Volunteer Day, Iker Casillas, UNDP's Goodwill Ambassador, encourages young people in Uzbekistan to get involved in their communities as volunteers, and to take pride in helping others.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    Celebrating volunteerism - #GivingTuesday movement grows worldwide with UNDP Support

    Millions of people around the world took time to give to something back on #GivingTuesday, a worldwide celebration of the spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the death of Nelson Mandela

    It was with great personal sadness that I learned of the passing of Nelson Mandela today.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    First-ever visit by a UNDP Administrator to Namibia

    Helen Clark assured national authorities of the organization’s strong support to the country, at a time when it’s facing the most debilitating drought in its history.

  • 12 Nov 2013
    UN launches $301 million appeal for typhoon-ravaged Philippines

    The United Nations today appealed for nearly a third of a billion dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to typhoon hit regions of the Philippines where aid workers are labouring around the clock to get in urgently needed survival supplies, such as food, clean water, shelter and basic medicines.

  • 11 Nov 2013
    Philippines: UN releases US$25 million to fund emergency response

    The United Nations today announced an emergency allocation of US$25 million to fund critical relief efforts in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which carved a trail of destruction across the Central Philippines on 8 November.

  • 07 Nov 2013
    Ecuador Yasuni ITT Trust Fund contributions to be fully reimbursed

    On 2 September the Government of Ecuador formally notified the UN Development Programme (UNDP) that it had brought the Yasuní ITT initiative to an end. Subsequently, on 8 October the Trust Fund’s Steering Committee agreed that the Trust Fund would reimburse all contributions received. The Yasuní ITT Trust Fund Steering Committee is responsible for the strategic focus and supervision of the Fund, and is composed of representatives from the Government of Ecuador, contributing governments, and Ecuadorian civil society.

  • 06 Nov 2013
    Empowering women in natural resource management critical for lasting peace in war-torn countries, says UN report

    Ensuring that women have better access to and control of natural resources such as land, water, forests and minerals can improve the chances of long-term peace and recovery in war-torn countries, says a UN report, “Women and Natural Resources: Unlocking the Peacebuilding Potential”, released today.

  • 06 Nov 2013
    Helen Clark visits the United Arab Emirates

    UNDP Administrator completed a three day visit to the United Arab Emirates focused on the country’s work on sustainable development and climate change, development co-operation, and logistical support to facilitate humanitarian efforts.

  • 30 Oct 2013
    Seeking a common roadmap on the Post-2015 Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean

    As an endorsement of the Millennium Declaration principles, such as poverty eradication, respect to human rights, environmental sustainability and peace and security, a new post-2015 agenda will come about in the next two years that will guide world leaders through a new global development framework.

  • 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.