http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases2014-09-02T23:35:10.176ZPress ReleasesAdobe CQHelping Save Samoa’s Forests: UNDP Administrator and GEF Chief Executive meet a community on the email@example.comWith Samoa’s forests under increasing threat from climate change, unsustainable land use practices and the advance of invasive species, the government is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and 26 communities across the country to save three critical forest areas.
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/03/helping-save-samoa-s-forests-undp-administrator-and-gef-chief-executive-meet-a-community-on-the-frontline2014-09-03T04:52:05.180Z2014-09-03T04:52:05.180ZREPORT HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY-RELATED PROJECTS IN CATALYZING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN SMALL ISLAND DEVELOPING STATESnoemail@noemail.orgmahtab.haiderSustainable development is vital for Small Island Developing States to help reduce poverty, promote human development, and build resilience, says a new publication produced jointly by the UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/02/report-highlights-the-important-role-of-environment-and-energy-related-projects-in-catalyzing-sustainable-development-in-small-island-developing-states2014-09-02T06:05:07.472Z2014-09-02T06:05:07.472ZLatest meeting of UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board opens in New Yorknoemail@noemail.orgdylan.lowthianAmbassador Peter Thomson, Executive Board President and Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations, today opened the latest session of the Executive Board of three UN development agencies.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/02/latest-meeting-of-undp-unfpa-unops-executive-board-opens-in-new-york2014-09-02T17:09:49.047Z2014-09-02T17:09:49.047ZUN invites private sector to help the Pacific’s unbanked access financial services New UNDP/ UNCDF facility offers US$ five million in firstname.lastname@example.orgThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today launched a new funding facility, inviting financial service providers to develop new ways of enabling low-income and rural Pacific Islanders to access affordable savings, insurance, credit and other financial services. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/08/31/un-invites-private-sector-to-help-the-pacific-s-unbanked-access-financial-services-new-undp-uncdf-facility-offers-us-five-million-in-grants2014-09-01T13:02:18.610Z2014-09-01T13:02:18.610ZNine steps to cut poverty and inequality in Pacific Island Countriesnoemail@noemail.orgcamille.maitreA new United Nations report offers concrete recommendations to reverse a rising trend of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion in Pacific Island countries. The report, launched ahead of next week’s International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa, presents specific policy options on how to foster more inclusive and sustainable human development during a time of profound change in the Pacific region.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/08/28/nine-steps-to-cut-poverty-and-inequality-in-pacific-island-countries2014-08-29T15:44:19.947Z2014-08-29T15:44:19.947ZOne third of Latin Americans risk falling into poverty, says UNDPnoemail@noemail.orglaurence.lessireUNDP calls for universal social protection, with more emphasis on health and education to avoid social and economic setbacks.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/08/26/un-tercio-de-los-latinoamericanos-en-riesgo-de-caer-en-la-pobreza-dice-el-pnud2014-08-27T14:58:14.805Z2014-08-27T14:58:14.805ZUN launches $ 18M additional appeal for Sierra Leone’s Ebola email@example.comThe United Nations in Sierra Leone has said today that an additional $18 million is needed to bolster the Government of Sierra Leone’s efforts in halting the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The disease has now spread to 12 of 13 districts in the country with a cumulative total of more than 800 EVD cases and 350 deaths. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/08/18/un-launches-18m-additional-appeal-for-sierra-leone-s-ebola-response2014-08-20T16:57:02.641Z2014-08-20T16:57:02.641ZMaking micronutrient Powder accessible in Kenyanoemail@noemail.orgjoyce.depinaPhillips Healthcare Services Limited (PHSL) announced its plan to join the Business Call to Action (BCtA). PHSL brings its expertise in providing affordable and sustainable healthcare solutions for tackling malnutrition in Kenya. The company has also announced plans to expand its pilot nutritional supplement programme to reach more than 150,000 young children with micronutrient powder by 2018. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/08/08/making-micronutrient-powder-accessible-in-kenya2014-08-08T20:48:03.748Z2014-08-08T20:48:03.748ZJapan and UNDP to boost Caribbean’s ability to cope with climate firstname.lastname@example.orgPort-of-Spain, 28 July – The Government of Japan and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) sealed today a new partnership to help disaster-prone Caribbean countries mitigate the effects and adapt to climate change.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/28/japan-and-undp-to-boost-caribbean-s-ability-to-cope-with-climate-change2014-08-28T19:54:20.577Z2014-08-28T19:54:20.577Z2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor, warns 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and email@example.comPersistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report, launched in Tokyo today.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/24/2-2-billion-people-are-poor-or-near-poor-warns-2014-human-development-report-on-vulnerability-and-resilience2014-07-24T15:02:51.552Z2014-07-24T15:02:51.552ZLatest Human Development Index shows overall slowdown in growth firstname.lastname@example.orgLevels in human development continue to rise – yet the pace has slowed for all regions and progress has been highly uneven, according to the latest Human Development Index (HDI) included in the 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”, published today by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/24/Human-Development-Index-shows-overall-slowdown-in-growth2014-08-01T16:18:08.709Z2014-08-01T16:18:08.709ZUNDP Administrator Sees Stronger Role for Lawmakers in Eradicating AIDS email@example.com
The bi-annual international AIDS conference brings together HIV experts, high-level policy makers, persons living with HIV, and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. Helen Clark made her remarks while addressing Parliamentarians at the event highlighting the role they can play in addressing AIDS.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/22/undp-administrator-sees-stronger-role-for-lawmakers-in-eradicating-aids-2014-07-22T14:36:34.660Z2014-07-22T14:36:34.660ZGroundbreaking research on sex worker safety and security receives award at International AIDS Conferencenoemail@noemail.orgjoyce.depinaAn unprecedented research project, Sex Work and Violence: Understanding Factors for Safety and Protection, received the first Robert Carr Research Award at the 20th International AIDS Conference, in Melbourne, Australia. The award was established in honor of Dr. Robert Carr, who advocated for human rights as central to the response to the HIV epidemic.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/21/groundbreaking-research-on-sex-worker-safety-and-security-receives-award-at-international-aids-conference2014-07-22T14:08:00.504Z2014-07-22T14:08:00.504ZUN Development Chief Calls for more international support after devastating firstname.lastname@example.orgOne the eve of an international donor conference for flood recovery efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark today visited an affected area in Serbia and stressed the need to include disaster resilience in forthcoming recovery and reconstruction efforts there.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/15/serbia-un-development-chief-calls-for-more-international-support-after-devastating-floods2014-08-01T14:38:20.254Z2014-08-01T14:38:20.254ZLinking humanitarian, development and climate finance is critical for fragile and conflict-affected States email@example.comThree sources of finance - humanitarian, development and climate finance - play a critical role in supporting recovery efforts in fragile and conflict-affected countries, says a report launched today by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG).http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/10/linking-humanitarian-development-and-climate-finance-is-critical-for-fragile-and-conflict-affected-states-2014-07-10T19:53:16.312Z2014-07-10T19:53:16.312ZInternational Community Must “Set Sights Higher” On Development – Helen Clark Post-2015 agenda must leave no one behind, panel firstname.lastname@example.orgUNDP Administrator Helen Clark today said there was “substantial unfinished business” on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which must be carried through to next development agenda set to succeed them in 2015. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/09/international-community-must-set-sights-higher-on-development-helen-clark-post-2015-agenda-must-leave-no-one-behind-panel-hears2014-07-09T20:01:24.142Z2014-07-09T20:01:24.142ZMomentum builds to achieve more Millennium Development Goals by end of 2015: UN email@example.comMillions of people’s lives have improved due to concerted global, regional, national and local efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which serve as the foundation for the next global development agenda, according to a new report launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/07/momentum-builds-to-achieve-more-millennium-development-goals-by-end-of-2015-un-report2014-07-07T14:43:05.396Z2014-07-07T14:43:05.396ZMaking the most out of manufacturing: Metalsa joins the Business Call to Action with a plan for training young firstname.lastname@example.orgLeading manufacturing company Metalsa announced its plans to train and employ high school students in an effort to inspire young engineers towards future technical careers. The company’s new commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) aims to train an estimated 7,600 new students by 2020.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/07/making-the-most-out-of-manufacturing-metalsa-joins-the-business-call-to-action-with-a-plan-for-training-young-engineers2014-07-07T19:09:04.763Z2014-07-07T19:09:04.763ZRegional Integration - the Key to Sustainable Development in the Arab Worldnoemail@noemail.orgjoyce.depina Increased regional integration is needed if the Arab States are to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and a post-2015 development framework with sustainability at its core, said Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Arab States, in remarks at UN Headquarters in New York.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/01/regional-integration-the-key-to-sustainable-development-in-the-arab-world2014-07-01T20:35:40.308Z2014-07-01T20:35:40.308ZHuman Development Report 2014 to Launch 24 July in Tokyo, Japannoemail@noemail.orgdylan.lowthian
The 2014 Human Development Report ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience’ will be launched on 24 July in Tokyo.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/07/01/human-development-report-2014-to-launch-24-july-in-tokyo-japan2014-07-01T19:43:31.854Z2014-07-01T19:43:31.854Z