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  • 18 Jan 2012
    Cambodia: BBC Media Action, UNDP launch campaign to boost youth civic engagement

    A joint BBC-United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) multimedia campaign kicked off last week to encourage young Cambodians aged 15-24 to get involved in community-level volunteerism, voice their opinions to public officials and engage in decision-making.

  • 16 Jan 2012
    UNDP chief pledges to support Guinea’s political transition

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark reiterated UNDP’s support to the west African country’s political transition and urged the authorities to finalize plans for legislative elections.

  • 12 Jan 2012
    Haitians recycle rubble into new communities

    Two years after the devastating earthquake Haitians have recycled over 20 percent of more than half of the total quake rubble removed so far, helping affected communities build new houses or rebuild damaged ones, pave sidewalks and put up more than 2,000 metres of walls and riverbank protection structures to help prevent flooding in the disaster-prone Caribbean country.

  • 12 Jan 2012
    Strong institutions, inclusive processes crucial for peace in crisis-affected countries

    Building responsive institutions that deliver essential services and investing in inclusive political processes are among key ways to restore the social contract between states and citizens in crisis-affected countries, and consolidate peacebuilding gains.

  • 06 Jan 2012
    Post-earthquake assistance in Haiti shifts to reconstruction

    The allocation of resources for Haiti’s recovery from the devastating earthquake two years ago has shifted to reconstruction, infrastructure restoration, debris removal, job creation and capacity building.

  • 22 Dec 2011
    Xinhua: Poverty Eradication: Media Should Do More

  • 21 Dec 2011
    Top UN aid official calls for scaling up of humanitarian efforts in Philippines

    The United Nations relief head called today on countries and international organizations to scale up humanitarian efforts in the Philippines, which was ravaged by a storm last weekend, leaving almost half a million people in need of assistance.

  • 19 Dec 2011
    Social Media: an Outside the UN Perspective

    Four leading social media experts from the United States met with around 300 United Nations staff as well as students and journalists at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in December to discuss how the UN can best harness social media tools to reach their global objectives. Watch the recorded webcast here:

  • 14 Dec 2011
    South Sudan services must reach women and girls, UNDP chief says

    The world’s newest country has made progress in delivering social services since it declared independence in July, but South Sudan has much work ahead and needs international support, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said.

  • 12 Dec 2011
    UNDP invests in livelihoods to ease tensions in northern Kenya

    With the famine in Somalia sparking an increased flow of refugees into neighbouring Kenya, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is scaling up its programmes to help improve the living conditions in the northern part of the country.

  • 09 Dec 2011
    Viet Nam: Citizens’ experiences helping to shape anti-corruption policy

    In the first large-scale exercise of its kind in the country, a nationwide policy research initiative is measuring how the people of Viet Nam experience corruption and public service delivery, giving voice to citizens’ concerns and informing the authorities’ plans to curb corruption.

  • 09 Dec 2011
    Tackling corruption in Bhutan

    Since its inception in 2005, the Bhutan Anti-Corruption Commission has become known as model in the region for putting in place effective checks and balances, public outreach and overall curbing corruption.

  • 09 Dec 2011
    UN helping South African communities to access sustainable energy

    UN agencies and the South African government unveiled this week a pilot project that provides communities outside of Durban with access to clean energy.

  • 08 Dec 2011
    Ethiopia launches strategy for low-emission climate resilient development

    Ethiopia will embark on a national plan that aims to boost the country’s development over the next twenty years while keeping its greenhouse emissions to current levels.

  • 07 Dec 2011
    Despite high unemployment, young Nicaraguans are hopeful

    More than 62 percent of young Nicaraguans are optimistic about their future despite high levels of unemployment and poverty, according to a recently published UNDP report titled “National Report on Human Development 2011: The young people building Nicaragua.”

  • 06 Dec 2011
    Climate change: voices from the field

    Upon their arrival in Durban, five African journalists who recently participated in a UNDP-sponsored climate change awareness raising caravan traveling from Nairobi, shared their extraordinary, first-hand accounts of climate change with participants at the UN Climate Change Negotiations.

  • 05 Dec 2011
    Setting sustainable public transport in motion in South Africa

    Fuel use by the South African transport sector is estimated to increase by 54 percent between 2005 and 2015. To address this issue, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) provided a grant of US$11 million to reduce the transport sector’s carbon footprint.

  • 25 Nov 2011
    The road to Durban: youth caravan highlights Africa’s changing climate

    On 27 November, completing a two-week drive from Nairobi, a convoy of 150 youths campaigning for decisive climate action will be greeted by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, UN officials and African performers in a large inter-faith rally in Durban, South Africa.

  • 25 Nov 2011
    With completion of peace process, a new chapter for Nepal, says UNDP Chief

    Kathmandu - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway wrapped up their joint official four day visit to Nepal yesterday with optimistic words for the next phase of that country’s development after years of conflict.

  • 23 Nov 2011
    Former fighters find hope through skills training in Nepal

    Bimala Ramjali is one of about 4,000 former Maoist fighters—many of them recruited as minors— who are participating in a UN programme to teach them new skills and reintegrate them into civilian life.