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  • 16 Nov 2011
    UNDP boosts support for Iraqi people

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that it is boosting its partnership with the Government of Iraq and the Iraqi people.

  • 16 Nov 2011
    Global initiative helps foster better understanding of our common humanity, says UNDP Chief

    On November 11, 2011, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark participated in “One day on Earth,” a global media event aimed at capturing a unique video snapshot of a single 24-hour period on earth.

  • 15 Nov 2011
    UNDP response to inaccurate HDR coverage in Rwanda

    The headline in the New Times story of 14 November on the 2011 Human Development Report states erroneously that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Rwanda, Aurelien Agbenonci, termed the Report ‘misleading.’ 

  • 11 Nov 2011
    UNDP — a filmmaker on 11.11.11

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) staff across the globe joined over 20,000 filmmakers, students, humanitarian aid workers and other inspired people today to collaborate for “One Day on Earth,” a global video snapshot of a single 24-hour period in every country on earth.

  • 09 Nov 2011
    Uruguay: Recycling waste into livelihoods

    On the final day of a three day visit to Uruguay, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited a recycling plant outside Montevideo which forms part of a poverty and environment initiative supported by UNDP and UNEP.

  • 08 Nov 2011
    Pro-poor initiative to boost job creation in Africa

  • 02 Nov 2011
    LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST: Human Development Report 2011 Launch

    Watch the 2011 Human Development Report launch LIVE on Wed., 2 November 2011, at 11:00 am GMT in Copenhagen (7am New York / 7pm Bangkok) with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

  • 02 Nov 2011
    VIDEO WEBCAST: Human Development Report 2011 Launch

    Watch the 2011 Human Development Report launch LIVE on Wed., 2 November 2011, at 11:00 am GMT in Copenhagen (7am New York / 7pm Bangkok) with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

  • 01 Nov 2011
    UN Secretary-General names members of high-level group on sustainable energy for all

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the members of his High-level Group for the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. The group includes distinguished global leaders in business, finance, governments, and civil society.

  • 01 Nov 2011
    Technology fosters development, says UN Development Chief

    Internet communications technologies alone will not automatically reduce disparities or improve living conditions for all – but they do create important platforms to improve human development, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said today at the London Conference on Cyberspace. (#LondonCyber)

  • 27 Oct 2011
    In a world of 7 billion, fight against poverty and inequality remains critical

    As the world’s population reaches an estimated 7 billion by the end of October 2011, sustainable development and the struggle against poverty and inequality are key issues countries continue to face.

  • 27 Oct 2011
    Liberians Urged To Cast Ballots in Runoff Vote

  • 26 Oct 2011
    Comic book featuring UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors wins award

    The educational comic book features 10 football stars who act as UN Goodwill Ambassadors, including UNDP's Iker Casillas, Didier Drogba, Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane.

  • 25 Oct 2011
    As Central America's torrential rains continue, UN offers relief

    The United Nations and the Government of El Salvador launched an urgent appeal to donors (Flash Appeal) today for nearly US$16 million to assist 300,000 people directly affected by the floods for the next six months.

  • 20 Oct 2011
    New report highlights UNDP’s role in building peace in Bolivia

    On 20 October 2008 Vice President Alvaro García Linera announces the convocation of a Referendum approving the new Constitution surrounded by parlamentarians from both parties and a group of international observers. Photo credit: UNDP/Archivo fotográfico de La Razón.

  • 20 Oct 2011
    Breath of fresh air for Lugansk

    The municipality of Lugansk took an environmental hotspot - a landfill with over three million tons of waste - and turned it into an opportunity. They cleaned it up, established a system to capture the methane emitted from the landfill, and are now burning the methane gas as a way to reduce overall green house gas emissions. In the future, it could also be used to generate electricity for local use.

  • 19 Oct 2011
    Mongolia: UNDP chief calls for people-centred sustainable development as country faces mining boom

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark traveled 100 kilometres west of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, today to Hustai National Park to meet with herders, women entrepreneurs, representatives from the national Chamber of Commerce and other beneficiaries and partners of UNDP programmes in the country.

  • 19 Oct 2011
    UNDP offers relief as Central America's torrential rains continue

    UNDP has begun providing assistance to those affected by the torrential rains blanketing five Central American countries and Mexico, which, according to preliminary reports, have affected nearly 570,000 people and left more than 80 dead.

  • 18 Oct 2011
    New report urges governments to take swift action to face climate challenges

    Governments around the world should take immediate actions to adapt to the impact of changing weather patterns on a wide range of economic and social activities, according to a top policy official of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the launch of a report released today.

  • 17 Oct 2011
    Thailand: UNDP responds to severe flooding

    UNDP has expressed deep concern and offered support to the Government of Thailand as the country battles severe flooding that has killed more than 280 people and affected more than 2 million others since 25 July.