http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases2013-12-02T03:45:40.149ZPress ReleasesAdobe CQ5Natural resource management vital to peace: UNnoemail@noemail.orgjoyce.depinaNatural resources, such as land, forests and minerals, can help create jobs, rebuild economic livelihoods and reintegrate former combatants in war-torn countries - but only if they are managed properly, says a new United Nations reporthttp://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/09/natural-resource-management-vital-to-peace-un2013-12-06T22:06:04.089Z2013-12-06T22:06:04.089ZUNDP is expanding post-typhoon recovery projects to five firstname.lastname@example.orgThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has allocated US$ 11 million to launch recovery programmes in Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) affected areas in five provinces. UNDP will open six offices that will manage emergency employment cash-for-work projects in debris clearing and rehabilitation of markets, schools, hospitals and other public spaces. The cash-for-work portfolio of activities will expand to cover re-establishment of livelihoods and local economy through repairs to dwellings and municipal buildings, shops and businesses, boats and farms.
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/05/undp-is-expanding-post-typhoon-recovery-projects-to-five-provinces2013-12-06T20:34:59.956Z2013-12-06T20:34:59.956ZFirst-ever visit by a UNDP Administrator to Namibia. Helen Clark: “Our programmes here are strongly aligned with the country’s National Development Plan’s focus on inclusive growth, environmental sustainability, and capacity development.” email@example.comWindhoek – On the first day of the first-ever visit by an Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to Namibia, Helen Clark assured national authorities of her organization’s strong support to the country, at a time when it’s facing the most debilitating drought in its history
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/05/first-ever-visit-by-a-undp-administrator-to-namibia-helen-clark-our-programmes-here-are-strongly-aligned-with-the-country-s-national-development-plan-s-focus-on-inclusive-growth-environmental-sustainability-and-capacity-development-2013-12-05T19:14:50.355Z2013-12-05T19:14:50.355ZUNDP announces mobile phone partnership to pay typhoon clean-up firstname.lastname@example.orgThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Landbank and mobile phone operator Smart signed an agreement today for a mobile phone money transfer system to pay those employed in emergency cash-for-work schemes in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda). The three partners in the phone plan will distribute 50,000 mobile phones to beneficiaries who will enroll in one of the cash-for-work projects operated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), civil society or UN agencies in the areas affected by typhoon Haiyan.
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/04/undp-announces-mobile-phone-partnership-to-pay-typhoon-clean-up-workers2013-12-06T20:33:05.839Z2013-12-06T20:33:05.839ZNew Report Offers Menu of Solutions to Close the Global Food Gapnoemail@noemail.orgvincenzo.puglieseNew research presents solutions to meet the world’s growing food needs, while advancing economic development and environmental sustainability. The analysis finds that the world will need 70 percent more food, as measured by calories, in order to feed a global population of 9.6 billion people in 2050. It is possible to close the food gap, while creating a more productive and healthy environment through improvements in the way people produce and consume food.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/12/03/new-report-offers-menu-of-solutions-to-close-the-global-food-gap2013-12-03T17:24:36.557Z2013-12-03T17:24:36.557ZUNDP Administrator visits Bahrain for launch of regional report on water email@example.comThe Administrator highlighted that the report stresses that water scarcity in the region is fast reaching alarming levels, with dire consequences for human development.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/30/undp-administrator-visits-bahrain-for-launch-of-regional-report-on-water-governance2013-12-06T16:02:34.036Z2013-12-06T16:02:34.036ZWaste management for disease prevention a pressing need in Taclobannoemail@noemail.orggrace.maaloufThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting local authorities in Tacloban to resume safe disposal of growing piles of municipal solid waste which has become a public health concern in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/27/waste-management-for-disease-prevention-a-pressing-need-in-tacloban2013-12-06T20:36:20.998Z2013-12-06T20:36:20.998ZViolence against women is not acceptable and can be firstname.lastname@example.orgEvery year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/25/violence-against-women-is-not-acceptable-and-can-be-prevented2013-11-25T17:17:56.428Z2013-11-25T17:17:56.428ZUNDP launches cash-for-work programme for destroyed communities in the Philippinesnoemail@noemail.orglaurence.lessireLocal communities started clearing rubble and medical waste, earning much needed income to get back on track after the destruction from the typhoon, while also easing access routes for humanitarian supplies.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/25/undp-launches-cash-for-work-programme-for-destroyed-communities-in-the-philippines2013-12-02T17:55:40.093Z2013-12-02T17:55:40.093ZThe UN-REDD Programme receives US$ 40 million pledge from Norway to help 48 developing countries halt email@example.comAt the 19th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP19) this week, the Government of Norway announced a pledge of US$ 40 million to continue support for the UN-REDD Programme. The package of funding will support a range of programmes in 2014 to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) across 48 UN-REDD partner countries, in collaboration with governments, indigenous peoples and civil society, and with the joint support of FAO, UNDP and UNEP. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/22/the-un-redd-programme-receives-us-40-million-pledge-from-norway-to-help-48-developing-countries-halt-deforestation2013-12-02T17:57:00.509Z2013-12-02T17:57:00.509ZReport urges stronger legal protections for women and girls affected by HIV in health care firstname.lastname@example.orgA report from four Asian countries reveals serious gaps in the legal means of protection of the rights of HIV-affected women and girls in health care settings. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/21/report-urges-stronger-legal-protections-for-women-and-girls-affected-by-hiv-in-health-care-settings2013-11-21T14:41:00.830Z2013-11-21T14:41:00.830ZPhilippines: UNDP gives US$ 5 million to help kick start Haiyan debris email@example.comAs the international community continues to transport and distribute aid to the victims of typhoon Haiyan under extremely challenging circumstances, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged US$ 5 million to help kick start the removal of some of the millions of tonnes of debris left over from the storm. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/18/philippines-undp-gives-us-5-million-to-help-kick-start-haiyan-debris-removal2013-11-19T16:29:11.615Z2013-11-19T16:29:11.615ZUNDP, UNEP and the UNFCCC Secretariat launch a publication featuring collaborative approaches to support NAMA firstname.lastname@example.orgA joint publication was launched today that provides governments and organizations practical approaches to conceptualize, design and implement Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), representing a valuable opportunity for developing countries to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while remaining true to their sustainable development priorities and needs.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/17/undp-unep-and-the-unfccc-secretariat-launch-a-publication-featuring-collaborative-approaches-to-support-nama-design2013-11-18T19:25:05.423Z2013-11-18T19:25:05.423ZMangrove restoration saved our lives and our economy, says villager in Northern Samar, Philippines email@example.comIn the wake of the strongest tropical storm on historical record, one that has devastated vast areas of the Philippines, a grassroots initiative that is dedicated to mangrove restoration is showing the importance of healthy ecosystems and environmental integrity to disaster risk reduction. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/13/mangrove-restoration-saved-our-lives-and-our-economy-says-villager-in-northern-samar-philippines-2013-11-14T14:49:15.761Z2013-11-14T14:49:15.761ZUNDP – Japan Partnership Strengthens Afghan Democracynoemail@noemail.orgjoyce.depinaJapan today extended a US$ 16.7 million grant to the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan in support of free, fair, credible elections and a more responsive democracy.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/12/undp-japan-partnership-strengthens-afghan-democracy2013-11-13T20:11:41.950Z2013-11-13T20:11:41.950ZPatient data company PharmaSecure commits to the Business Call to Action while expanding low-cost mobile health services in Indianoemail@noemail.orgvincenzo.pugliesePharmaSecure, a leading patient data company, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) to improve healthcare access for 200,000 people in India by 2015 through its specialty mobile phone application psConnect™.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/12/patient-data-company-pharmasecure-commits-to-the-business-call-to-action-while-expanding-low-cost-mobile-health-services-in-india2013-11-12T22:30:29.152Z2013-11-12T22:30:29.152ZCitizen insecurity thwarts Latin America’s development, says UNDPnoemail@noemail.organdrew.heinThe most effective way to reduce citizen insecurity is by improving people’s lives, boosting inclusive economic growth and enhancing security and justice institutions, according to the Regional Human Development Report (HDR) 2013-2014.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/12/citizen-insecurity-thwarts-latin-america-s-development-says-undp2013-11-14T17:38:40.383Z2013-11-14T17:38:40.383ZUNDP Chief: Asia-Pacific economic miracle not yet a sustainable development firstname.lastname@example.orgVietnam meeting examines evolving challenges in the region and how to address them.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/08/undp-chief-asia-pacific-economic-miracle-not-yet-a-sustainable-development-path2013-11-08T17:10:59.483Z2013-11-08T17:10:59.483ZUNDP and Motorola Solutions mobilize Rwandese Social Innovators for Human Developmentnoemail@noemail.orgvincenzo.puglieseThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Motorola Solutions today presented the International Network of Social Innovators for Human Development (INSIHD) at a roundtable with local social entrepreneurs, stakeholders, and partners from academia, civil society, government, the private sector, and international organizations. The event was held on the margins of the ICT 4 Agriculture conference.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/07/undp-and-motorola-solutions-mobilize-rwandese-social-innovators-for-human-development2013-11-07T23:36:39.611Z2013-11-07T23:36:39.611ZHippocampus Learning Centres joins the Business Call to Action to expand education in rural India.email@example.comThe Hippocampus Learning Centres (HLC), a leading social enterprise, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) to address the basic educational needs in rural India. The company plans to expand its education programs and teacher training for women through its innovative Kindergarten and After-School programmes to over 380,000 children by 2018. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2013/11/05/hippocampus-learning-centres-joins-the-business-call-to-action-to-expand-education-in-rural-india-2013-11-05T18:05:28.742Z2013-11-05T18:05:28.742Z