http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases2014-04-22T16:07:21.619ZPress ReleasesAdobe CQGlobal leaders pledge new actions to boost development co-operation in Mexiconoemail@noemail.orgjoyce.depinaThirty-eight new initiatives were launched by governments, business, private foundations and civil society to push forward effective development co-operation at the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/16/global-leaders-pledge-new-actions-to-boost-development-co-operation-in-mexico2014-04-17T14:42:33.681Z2014-04-17T14:42:33.681ZUNDP hails landmark Supreme Court decision on rights of transgender to choose their identity email@example.comThe United Nations Development Programme has hailed today’s landmark Supreme Court judgment as an important step in ending discrimination against the community.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/15/undp-hails-landmark-supreme-court-decision-on-rights-of-transgender-to-choose-their-identity-2014-04-15T21:20:02.203Z2014-04-15T21:20:02.203ZDataWind rolls out an affordable bridge to education Tech pioneer joins the Business Call to Action (BCtA) firstname.lastname@example.orgDataWind, a leading developer of wireless web access and products, and the manufacturer of the world’s lowest cost android tablet PC, announced that it has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA).http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/15/datawind-rolls-out-an-affordable-bridge-to-education-tech-pioneer-joins-the-business-call-to-action-bcta-2014-04-15T15:33:50.635Z2014-04-15T15:33:50.635ZUNDP and Japan Expand Partnership for a Better Future in the Arab World email@example.comThe Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week launched the third phase of a major initiative in support of transition in the Arab States region, expanding the partnership to cover 14 countries with the addition of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine.
http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/14/undp-and-japan-expand-partnership-for-a-better-future-in-the-arab-world-2014-04-14T20:56:05.917Z2014-04-14T20:56:05.917ZUNDP’s Match Against Poverty raises US$190,000 for the Philippinesnoemail@noemail.organdrew.heinThe XI Match Against Poverty held last March in Bern, Switzerland raised US$190,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines where more than 5,000 people lost their lives last November to Typhoon Haiyan.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/11/undp-s-match-against-poverty-raises-us-190-000-for-the-philippines2014-04-16T17:05:16.480Z2014-04-16T17:05:16.480ZUNDP beneficiary receives prestigious ‘Business for Peace Award’firstname.lastname@example.orgKesha Pariyar, a beneficiary of the United Nations Development Programme in Nepal, won the Business for Peace Award 2014, a prestigious global prize presented by the Business for Peace Foundation, based in Oslo, Norway.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/11/undp-beneficiary-receives-prestigious-business-for-peace-award-2014-04-17T15:53:54.469Z2014-04-17T15:53:54.469ZUNDP and Kuwait Expand Partnership for Response to Syria Crisisnoemail@noemail.orgjoyce.depinaThe State of Kuwait this week contributed US$2.5 million towards UNDP’s emergency support in Syria and neighboring countries.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/09/undp-and-kuwait-expand-partnership-for-response-to-syria-crisis2014-04-10T15:07:52.621Z2014-04-10T15:07:52.621ZUnited Nations Development Group Launches New Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 Agenda email@example.comThe United Nations Development Group (UNDG) which unites 32 UN funds and programmes, presented today its plan to launch this year’s Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/09/united-nations-development-group-launches-new-dialogues-on-implementation-of-the-post-2015-agenda-2014-04-09T21:44:52.008Z2014-04-09T21:44:52.008ZRegional coordination essential for effective crisis mitigation in the Arab firstname.lastname@example.orgCrisis response officials from 20 Arab countries started in Amman today meetings of the first regional conference “Towards a Crisis Response Network in the Arab Region.” Over two days, the conference discusses means to enhance the regional architecture for crisis management in order to link and strengthen national institutions, operating procedures, and capacities in early warning and crisis response.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/07/regional-coordination-essential-for-effective-crisis-mitigation-in-the-arab-region2014-04-07T18:26:24.248Z2014-04-07T18:26:24.248ZUNDP launches its regional project “Mosharaka,” focusing for the first time on supporting Arab Women’s Participation in the Public Sphere email@example.comThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched its new regional project, “Mosharaka” –Arabic for participation. The project galvanizes efforts of government institutions, civil society–especially women-based organizations, human rights councils, the private sector, the League of Arab States and several UN agencies, to foster inclusive participation of Arab women in public life, including the political, economic and social spheres.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/06/undp-launches-its-regional-project-mosharaka-focusing-for-the-first-time-on-supporting-arab-women-s-participation-in-the-public-sphere-2014-04-07T15:54:02.587Z2014-04-07T15:54:02.587ZBuilding the link to healthcare, Naya Jeevan joins the Business Call to Action firstname.lastname@example.orgInnovative social enterprise Naya Jeevan has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to ensure that more than 39,000 low-income workers in Pakistan have access to affordable, quality healthcare by 2015.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/04/building-the-link-to-healthcare-naya-jeevan-joins-the-business-call-to-action-2014-04-04T15:20:31.912Z2014-04-04T15:20:31.912ZUNDP-OECD report finds strong commitment to improve development co-operation email@example.comEfforts to open up an opportunity for developing countries to have a bigger voice in development are starting to make a tangible difference to how development co-operation is carried out, a new UNDP-OECD report finds.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/03/undp-oecd-report-finds-strong-commitment-to-improve-development-co-operation-2014-04-03T21:02:47.334Z2014-04-03T21:02:47.334ZAs Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Reach the One Million Mark, UNDP and the UK Department for International Development Boost Cooperation in Support of Host Communities firstname.lastname@example.orgToday according to UNHCR estimates the number of refugees who have fled Syria and registered in Lebanon has surpassed the milestone of one million, leaving the country to Syria’s west with the highest population of refugees-per-capita worldwide.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/03/as-syrian-refugees-in-lebanon-reach-the-one-million-mark-undp-and-the-uk-department-for-international-development-boost-cooperation-in-support-of-host-communities-2014-04-04T15:43:11.740Z2014-04-04T15:43:11.740Z“Nashville” star Connie Britton appointed as UNDP’s newest Goodwill Ambassadornoemail@noemail.orggrace.maaloufThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed American actress Connie Britton as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on poverty eradication and women’s empowerment.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/02/connie-britton-la-star-de-nashville-nomm-e-ambassadrice-de-bonne-volont-du-pnud2014-04-02T21:44:49.269Z2014-04-02T21:44:49.269ZWomen pivotal to bringing lasting peace to countries in email@example.comWomen activists from 11 countries across the Arab region convened today to identify means to support women’s participation in peace making and ensure women’s protection from all forms of violence during times of conflict and emergency. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/01/women-pivotal-to-bringing-lasting-peace-to-countries-in-conflict2014-04-02T20:48:43.096Z2014-04-02T20:48:43.096ZThe world celebrates first ever International Day on Sport for Development and Peacenoemail@noemail.orggrace.maaloufThe UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/04/01/the-world-celebrates-first-ever-international-day-on-sport-for-development-and-peace2014-04-14T19:03:43.884Z2014-04-14T19:03:43.884ZUNDP Unveils Youth Strategynoemail@noemail.orgmark.cardwellCalling young people “more connected, better informed and with greater creativity than any previous generation”, UNDP Assistant Administrator Sima Bahous today kicked off a three-day event focusing on UNDP’s work on youth and development with the presentation of UNDP’s first youth strategy entitled “Empowered Youth, Sustainable Future”. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/31/undp-unveils-youth-strategy2014-03-31T15:25:05.743Z2014-03-31T15:25:05.743ZUN Development Chief reaffirms support to Typhoon Haiyan recovery firstname.lastname@example.orgThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today wrapped up a two-day visit to the Philippines focused on post-typhoon recovery and support for the peace process in Mindanao. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/27/un-development-chief-reaffirms-support-to-typhoon-haiyan-recovery-2014-03-27T17:01:43.249Z2014-03-27T17:01:43.249ZJapan and UNDP intensify support to Yolanda recovery efforts email@example.comThe Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) forged an agreement today for additional support to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) recovery and resilience in the Visayas. As the humanitarian response transitions from relief to recovery, the Japanese Government committed an additional USD 3.5 million (approx. Php 157 million) to support livelihood restoration and to strengthen local government systems and services.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/27/japan-and-undp-intensify-support-to-yolanda-recovery-efforts-2014-03-27T15:14:30.539Z2014-03-27T15:14:30.539ZUNDP chief: Inclusion and sustainability key to development progress in Viet Namnoemail@noemail.orggrace.maalouf“In considering its next generation of reforms, Viet Nam can opt for an inclusive and sustainable development pathway,” UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said in her keynote address at a conference sharing international experience and lessons for Viet Nam.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/03/24/undp-chief-inclusion-and-sustainability-key-to-development-progress2014-03-24T18:26:39.021Z2014-03-24T18:26:39.021Z