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  • 24 Aug 2011
    Helen Clark one of world’s most powerful women, says Forbes

    Appearing regularly in Forbes’ annual league table since her time as Prime Minister of New Zealand, Helen Clark ranked No. 50 this year, up from No. 61 in 2009.

  • 23 Aug 2011
    UNDP, Philippines take aim at HIV through local leaders

    UNDP and the Philippine government are working together to address the Southeast Asian country’s rising number of new HIV cases, scaling up outreach and intervention based on local leadership.

  • 17 Aug 2011
    Women stand up for their rights in the new Republic of South Sudan

    Just a few days after independence was declared, the South Sudan Women Lawyers Association (SSWLA) issued a rallying call to supporters of women's rights, demanding greater equality and human rights for the women of South Sudan.

  • 12 Aug 2011
    Cambodia: TV production to boost youth civic participation

    As the world celebratesInternational Youth Day on 12 August, Cambodians are producing a mass mediacampaign to empower young adults aged 15-24 and encourage them to get involved in community-level volunteerism and decision-making.

  • 11 Aug 2011
    New cooperation to bring energy to rural Afghanistan

    An Indian technology innovator will support efforts in Afghanistan to extend the reach of the national electricity grid beyond its current urban focus.

  • 09 Aug 2011
    Famine spreads to more areas in southern Somalia

    Trois nouvelles zones du sud de la Somalie ont été déclarées en état de famine, portant ainsi à plus de 13 millions le nombre des personnes dans le besoin suite à la crise sévissant à travers la Corne de l'Afrique.

  • 08 Aug 2011
    Reflections on Independence Day in South Sudan

    It seems a little strange to fall asleep in one country and wake up the next day in a completely new one, all without having moved a single step.

  • 08 Aug 2011
    Football helps boost indigenous peoples’ income in Colombia

    Sixty indigenous families in Colombia are celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9, by selling their crafts in Bogotá, one of the host cities of FIFA’s U-20 World Cup, a football tournament for national teams with players under the age of 20.

  • 05 Aug 2011
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas spotlights Horn of Africa food crisis

    Antonio Banderas, star de cinéma et Ambassadeur de bonne volonté du PNUD, a lancé aujourd’hui un appel mondial à l’aide aux plus de 12 millions de personnes dans la Corne de l’Afrique qui sont touchées par la famine, la sécheresse, les conflits et le prix élevé des denrées alimentaires.

  • 04 Aug 2011
    Haiti: UN forces on standby for emergency relief as tropical storm nears

    Nearly 12,000 United Nations peacekeepers are on emergency standby in Haiti as tropical storm Emily barrels towards the impoverished Caribbean country, which is still struggling to recover from the devastating 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people and displaced 2.3 million others.

  • 02 Aug 2011
    Timor Leste community seals deal to halt local conflict

    A long-running and violent dispute over land between two communities in the district of Metinaro, east of Timor-Leste’s capital Dili, ended today with a dance, a prayer, a speech and the sacrifice of two farmyard animals.

  • 02 Aug 2011
    UNDP HIV programme aims to reach youth in Belize

    UNDP is now implementing an HIV/AIDS grant agreement with Belize for programmes that notably aim to treat and prevent the disease among the Central American country’s large cohort of teens and young adults.

  • 29 Jul 2011
    Democracy opens doors to inclusive growth, says UNDP

  • 28 Jul 2011
    UNDP, Global Fund back El Salvador’s HIV/AIDS efforts

    With its densely packed population and a healthcare system still recovering after a long-running civil war, El Salvador is getting vital support from UNDP and the Global Fund to treat thousands of HIV/AIDS cases and prevent the virus from spreading in the Central American country. 

  • 28 Jul 2011
    One year on, Pakistan’s flood survivors continue to rebuild

    The scope and scale of flooding across Pakistan in July and August last year was unfathomable, affecting the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods, and forcing millions to flee their homes.

  • 27 Jul 2011
    UNDP calls for full engagement with youth to boost development

    Young people’s active involvement in volunteerism and social causes around the world was one focus of an event today on Corporate Engagement and Youth Philanthropy as Pathways to Development, wrapping up the United Nations High Level Meeting on Youth, which took place in New York 25-26 July.

  • 27 Jul 2011
    UN Chief and Goodwill Ambassadors mark one year to 2012 Olympics

    The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Carl Lewis, Goodwill Ambassador for the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization and nine-time Olympic Gold Medal Winner, today unveiled an Olympic Countdown clock marking one year to the Summer Olympic Games taking place 27 June 2012 in London, England.

  • 21 Jul 2011
    Ethiopian crop yields to get boost from UNDP, Gates Foundation

    As the United Nations steps up efforts to respond to a drought and food crisis across parts of the Horn of Africa, an initiative to double Ethiopia’s crop yields during the next five years will receive support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • 15 Jul 2011
    South Sudan officially joins United Nations

    The striped flag of Republic of South Sudan was raised outside the United Nations Secretariat building in New York on 14 July, shortly after the General Assembly admitted the new country as the 193rd UN member.

  • 15 Jul 2011
    One year after floods hit Pakistan, town gets a new face

    The population of Khairpur Nathan Shah, a town of some 200,000 in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, has started to recover from large-scale floods one year ago that inundated their streets and sanitation systems with debris and other hazardous waste.