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  • 26 Sep 2012
    Effectiveness, coherence and results at the heart of Sweden-UNDP Partnership

    Realizing an inclusive consultation process for the post-2015 human development agenda, UN coordination and development effectiveness were three issues highlighted at a meeting today between Swedish Minister of Development Gunilla Carlsson and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 26 Sep 2012
    Football unites international community in campaign to end violence against women

    Top officials, staff and ambassadors to the United Nations took time out during the UN General Assembly today to play a friendly football match against a team assembled by the President of Bolivia Evo Morales.

  • 26 Sep 2012
    Norway and UNDP reaffirm strategic partnership

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has met with Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Minister of Development Cooperation Heikki Holmaas in the wings of the UN General Assembly and thanked them for Norway’s strong partnership with UNDP.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    UNDP thanks Canadian Government

    Canada’s Minister of International Cooperation Julian Fantino and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark met today in the wings of the UN General Assembly to discuss ongoing cooperation and issues of common concern.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    Recognition for sustained partnership between France and UNDP

    With a decades-long history of cooperation between France and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), French Minister for Development Pascal Canfin and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met today to discuss forthcoming strategic priorities.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    Social Good Summit sparks record-setting global conversation on the power of technology and social media to solve the world’s greatest challenges

    This year’s Social Good Summit sparked a record-setting global conversation on using social media and technology to advance human development.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    UK leadership vital to international development agenda

    oint engagement on disaster resilience and development aid effectiveness were two aspects of the partnership between the United Kingdom and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) highlighted at a meeting today between UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    Haitian Prime Minister and NGO representatives, including Sean Penn, outline a new roadmap for Haiti

    Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and more than 50 national and international non-governmental organisation (NGO) representatives—including actor, director and activist Sean Penn—defined today a new roadmap to better coordinate the transition from Haiti’s humanitarian to a long-term development phase, with increased accountability and transparency.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    UN Chief seeks to boost efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of a new United Nations envoy to spearhead efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all, as well as other arrangements that will not only help transform the world’s energy systems but also the lives of billions of people.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    EU partners with UN to boost impact

    Assistance for the crises in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, and stimulating ongoing action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, were high on the agenda at a meeting today between European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 23 Sep 2012
    UNDP, Liberian President join efforts to support market women

    The United Nations Development Programme and a fund that is working to boost the livelihoods of women farmers, traders and wholesalers in Liberia, have unveiled a new video documentary to inspire efforts to support similar women’s groups across the African continent.

  • 21 Sep 2012
    UNDP and the United Nations General Assembly - 2012

    As world leaders convene in New York for the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to tackle major global issues such as poverty and hunger, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be involved in a series of key events on issues ranging from sustainable development to Rule of Law in an effort to promote the acceleration of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 21 Sep 2012
    Famous Iraqi musician returns to Baghdad for peace concert

    More than 2,000 people from every corner of Iraq came to Baghdad last week to hear world-famous Iraqi musician Nasseer Shamma mark International Day of Peace at a concert jointly organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture.

  • 20 Sep 2012
    Joint partnership means 10,000 police will receive HIV stigma prevention education

    As many as 10,000 junior Thai police officers per year will soon receive education on HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination due to a new partnership signed by the Royal Thai Police, UNDP, the Foundation for AIDS Rights and the Department of Rights Protection of Ministry of Justice.

  • 18 Sep 2012
    Inclusive social contract is key to creating lasting systems in crisis, post-crisis countries, UNDP expert says

    Broad national consultations play a key role in establishing governance and rule-of-law systems that will endure in countries emerging from conflicts and crises, according to a senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) expert.

  • 14 Sep 2012
    Guinea: Economic diversification and good governance at the heart of the debate

    A two-day forum in Conakry addresses the possibilities for diversification of the Guinean economy and the progress that the country has made in terms of governance.

  • 12 Sep 2012
    Bhutan, in pursuit of sustainable development

    Bhutan, a small mountainous country nestled in the Himalayas, is a global leader in environmentally sustainable development. This short movie provides a snapshot of what the “greening” of its national plan means for the country.

  • 07 Sep 2012
    Preventing illegal flow of guns is key to reducing poverty

    As talks on curbing the illicit trade in small arms ended here Friday, UNDP, Mexico, Switzerland and other countries urged a stronger international commitment to reducing armed violence around the world.

  • 06 Sep 2012
    UNDP helping recovery efforts in flood-affected Niger

    As humanitarian agencies mobilize emergency aid in support of the victims of Niger’s recent floods, UNDP is working with UN agencies and the Government to assess needs and kick-start early recovery activities.

  • 24 Aug 2012
    Beekeeping fosters economic recovery in Darfur

    The project is part of a broader programme that creates environmentally sustainable businesses for 40,000 micro-entrepreneurs in 45 communities in Darfur, under a total budget of nearly US$3 million.