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  • 08 Oct 2013
    Parliamentarians and youth leaders push for greater political participation by Latin American youth

    More than 22 parliamentarians from 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries met this week in Brasilia to breathe new life into efforts to enhance political participation by the youth of the region. The forum, “Youth and political participation in decision-making” took place on October 1-3 in Brasilia . It brought together political leaders and lawmakers from across the political spectrum - Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Costa Rica to Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay, not to mention young men and women from the region.

  • 07 Oct 2013
    Seoul Conference puts focus on the ‘how’ of post-2015 development goals

    International experts tackled how new global development goals can best end poverty and protect the planet at a conference co-hosted by UNDP and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul.

  • 03 Oct 2013
    Victims of conflict have a right to justice: UNDP

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on UN Member States to grant victims of conflict and human rights abuses a stronger voice and better representation when it comes to accessing justice and reparations.

  • 02 Oct 2013
    Foundations and civil society organizations convene during UN Week to advance Post 2015 development agenda

    The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were at the heart of discussions on 27 September, as various stakeholders met at the Ford Foundation in New York to discuss how philanthropies and their civil society partners can contribute to the future development agenda, to be renewed in 2015.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    The Role for Anti-corruption and Governance: Looking to 2015 and Beyond

    Making anti-corruption policies part of daily life and create more accountability at national and international levels were at the core of a global panel discussion this morning, held alongside the 68th United Nations General Assembly.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    60 countries join Social Good Summit

    As the three-day Social Good Summit came to a close, UNDP’s global network of country offices held an unprecedented number of meetups around the worldwide.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    International community galvanizes support for Lebanon

    The Syria crisis will cost Lebanon $7.5 billion in economic losses by the end of next year, according to a joint report prepared by the World Bank, the United Nations and the Government of Lebanon.

  • 25 Sep 2013
    MDG-F improves life for 9 million people worldwide

    Nearly 9 million people worldwide have directly benefited from the programmes of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F), and these experiences can help inform global development efforts after 2015.

  • 23 Sep 2013
    UNDP chief urges UN Member States to act on calls for better governance, services

    By responding to an unprecedented global survey, UN Member States can turn hope into action and build a more equitable world with decent health care, education, and jobs for all, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said Monday.

  • 23 Sep 2013
    Syria Crisis: A Crisis for Arab Development

    With around 800 days left until the target date for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), today the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) along with the League of Arab States and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) launched a report showing that recent turmoil in the Arab region imperils progress towards the goals across the Arab world.

  • 23 Sep 2013
    Social Good Summit 2013 gets underway

    The Social Good Summit 2013 opened yesterday with the theme #2030NOW — how will the world look in 2030 and how can we shape it to improve the lives of those most in need?

  • 20 Sep 2013
    UNV Youth Volunteering Strategy publicly released

    Yesterday, Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, joined a distinguished group of speakers at the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) roundtable in New York, where he publicly released the UNV Youth Volunteering Strategy for 2014-2017.

  • 20 Sep 2013
    What next for Asia and the Pacific? Reducing poverty is no longer enough

    Bangkok–Zero poverty, better quality education and accountable government top the agenda for Asia and the Pacific as countries look to the future and their “unfinished business” with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). While the Asia-Pacific region has made progress in pulling millions out of poverty, it remains off track in such basic areas as hunger, health and sanitation, according to a new UN report.

  • 20 Sep 2013
    The Social Good Summit 2013 – More Locations, More Innovations

    On Sunday, September 22, the 2013 Social Good Summit kicks off at the 92Y in New York and continues for 3 days in more than 55 UNDP Country Offices across the globe.

  • 18 Sep 2013
    African countries agree to establish standing dispute resolution capability

    African states meeting in Lesotho and Ghana have agreed to act urgently to ensure that the continent has a network of local systems in place to resolve political disputes, as well as prevent electoral and other kinds of violence.

  • 17 Sep 2013
    Helen Clark calls on Chad to reap the rewards of stability

    Wrapping up her three-day visit to Chad, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark called on the country and its partners to redouble efforts to accelerate progress on the Millennium Development Goals.

  • 16 Sep 2013
    Energy savings proposal to legalize settlements wins contest in Montenegro

    UNDP has been working on urban planning issues in Montenegro for almost a decade. There are some 100,000 illegal homes in the country- if evenly distributed this would imply that every other household lives in an illegal home.

  • 16 Sep 2013
    UNDP salutes Sunila Abeysekera

    UNDP mourns the loss of Sunila Abeysekera, a renowned leader in women’s rights and a defender of human rights, who has died of cancer in Colombo.

  • 16 Sep 2013
    Resilience takes root in eastern Chad

    Visiting Chad from 14 to 17 September, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, traveled to the Sahel region of Dar Sila, located in the east of the country, to witness the implementation of a new program of resilience.

  • 23 Aug 2013
    Helen Clark discusses gender and leadership with Forbes

    The UNDP administrator opens up about her experience as a woman in politics, and gives advice for women in their careers and in leadership.