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  • 16 May 2013
    UNDP chief hails crucial role of local government in fight against poverty

    Kampala - United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark today delivered a keynote address at the 2013 Commonwealth Local Government Conference as she wrapped up a four-day visit to Uganda.

  • 13 May 2013
    Events highlight development progress and challenges in Afghanistan

    A discussion on "Building on Progress in Afghanistan: 2014 and Beyond” was held in Washington today at an event organized in partnership between the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), offering a big picture of the country’s current situation and development challenges.

  • 10 May 2013
    Toward increased efficiency of development aid in Haiti

    The Committee on Aid Efficiency (CAE) – a strategic forum reuniting the Government of Haiti and stakeholders involved in enacting the social and economic development of the country – met for the first time at the international level. The meeting showed that the Haitian government has the upper hand in planning and defining priority intervention areas geared toward the country’s development at a crucial moment on Haiti’s path to effective and lasting development.

  • 08 May 2013
    Let’s tap mobile technology to stimulate human development

    Nairobi - The UN Development Programme and Motorola Solutions have joined forces to look at new ways in which mobile applications can be harnessed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing development needs.

  • 07 May 2013
    UNDP and World Bank pledge support to Philippines peace process

    UNDP and World Bank announced last week that they will offer a comprehensive support package to on-going peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a secessionist group in the south.

  • 03 May 2013
    Faith-based groups play key role in advancing development goals, UNDP chief says

    Hamburg – Faith-based organizations are playing a crucial role in efforts to build a more equitable and sustainable future, UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark told a Protestant conference here today.

  • 02 May 2013
    UNDP response to Soccer Tournament hosted by Ansar al-Quds club in Jerusalem

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) had no role in the tournament, its naming or any other activity related to it. It was not informed about the activity in question.

  • 30 Apr 2013
    Angola, Namibia and South Africa sign world’s first large marine ecosystem legal framework

    With the signing of the Benguela Current Convention, Angola, Namibia and South Africa will work together on the long-term conservation and sustainable use of the Benguela Current Large Marine Ecosystem, one of the richest ecosystems on earth.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    International experience shows that peace is possible in Colombia

    Bogota – More than one thousand civil society representatives and dozens of international experts kicked off a three-day forum aiming to involve Colombia’s society in the peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Zero Hunger Challenge comes to Asia and the Pacific

    Bangkok – The United Nations launched the Zero Hunger Challenge in Asia and the Pacific today, calling on governments, farmers, scientists, business, civil society and consumers to join hands to end hunger in the region where the majority of the world’s undernourished people live.

  • 29 Apr 2013
    Supporting tourism in Togo as a tool for development

    Lomé – The West African nation of Togo is aiming to increase the contribution of tourism to its national economy from two percent to seven percent by 2020, with United Nations support.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    World Malaria Day: UNDP welcomes renewed push to fight deadly disease

    Tremendous progress to eliminate malaria has been made over the past decade, including a global reduction in malaria deaths of more than 25 percent, yet per year the disease still infects 219 million people and causes 660,000 deaths.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    2013 Human Development Report presented in Brussels

    The 2013 Human Development Report -"The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World"- was presented in Brussels at a public event this week. The briefing followed the report's official launch last month.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Civil society advises on emerging development frontiers and alliances

    New York – Clear civil society perspectives on policy priorities and innovation to support sustainable human development in a changing world emerged from the annual meeting of the Civil Society Advisory Committee to the United Nations Development Programme.

  • 25 Apr 2013
    Mali: At election time, traditional 'griots' have become messengers of peace

    The government of Mali has decided to involve griots as part of a campaign to raise public awareness and promote civic education before presidential elections in July 2013.

  • 24 Apr 2013
    Philanthropic foundations engaged in post-2015 development agenda

    The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) hosted on 23 April a special event with philanthropic foundations from around the world to generate new ideas for advancing the global development agenda beyond the 2015 target date for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 19 Apr 2013
    UNDP signs deal with OPEC Development Fund to create 'Arab Development Portal'

    The United Nations Development Programme, the World Bank and the OPEC Fund for International Development agreed today to create an innovative data-gathering prototype that will eventually provide online access to much needed development statistics in all 22 member countries of the League of Arab States.

  • 19 Apr 2013
    Group of Political Champions due to meet in Haiti to discuss disasters

    High-level figures from the United Nations, World Bank, CARICOM, European Union, UK and US Governments will meet in Port-au-Prince on Monday to discuss how the international community can support the government in reducing Haiti’s vulnerability to disasters.

  • 18 Apr 2013
    Beyond-the-classroom approach vital to eradicate poverty

    With 1,000 days to go to meet global education goals, innovative partnerships and coordinated actions that go beyond the education sector are urgently needed to achieve a breakthrough for the 61 million children worldwide who are not in school.

  • 18 Apr 2013
    UNDP chief calls for scaled-up development cooperation

    Increasingly complex and interrelated challenges posed by conflict, violence, and disasters demand scaled-up collaboration among governments and development partners, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said here Thursday.