http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases2014-10-01T09:48:17.408ZPress ReleasesAdobe CQUNDP a strong supporter of Georgia's inclusive and sustainable development, Helen Clark firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Helen Clark, has completed a short visit to Georgia today, 1 October 2014, during which she met with the President, Prime Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/10/01/undp-a-strong-supporter-of-georgia-s-inclusive-and-sustainable-development-helen-clark-says2014-10-01T13:58:30.346Z2014-10-01T13:58:30.346ZUNDP Administrator emphasizes citizen engagement in development in Armenianoemail@noemail.orgdeirdre.heissOn 28-30 September Helen Clark, Administrator of UNDP and Chair of the UN Development Group came to Armenia on her first visit to the country.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/30/undp-administrator-emphasizes-citizen-engagement-in-development2014-09-30T18:09:40.692Z2014-09-30T18:09:40.692ZJapan pledges support to help African countries recover from email@example.comThe government announced today that it will donate US$ 2 million to a United Nations programme to help African nations prepare for disasters.
The money will go to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) ‘Preparedness for Resilient Recovery’ project, which is working to help Angola, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Niger and Rwanda, to better manage and prepare for recovery before disasters occur.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/26/japan-pledges-support-to-help-african-countries-recover-from-disaster2014-09-29T13:02:57.654Z2014-09-29T13:02:57.654ZUrgent action needed on Ebola to prevent reversal of years of development firstname.lastname@example.orgMassive assistance for affected countries is needed to prevent Ebola from shutting down economies and reversing years of development efforts, said Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, at a high-level event at the United Nations on the deadly disease.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/25/urgent-action-needed-on-ebola-to-prevent-reversal-of-years-of-development-gains2014-09-25T14:38:02.667Z2014-09-25T14:38:02.667ZDr. Gro Harlem Brundtland receives the Mahbub ul Haq Award for Human Development email@example.comThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the Mahbub ul Haq Award for Human Development to Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the first woman Prime Minister of Norway and currently Deputy Chair of The Elders, at a ceremony in New York today. The award is given to an eminent personality who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and contributions to furthering the cause of human development world-wide.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/25/dr-gro-harlem-brundtland-receives-the-mahbub-ul-haq-award-for-human-development-2014-09-29T19:56:04.776Z2014-09-29T19:56:04.776ZInclusive Business takes a global firstname.lastname@example.orgLeading multinationals joined emerging companies today to reaffirm their commitments to the Business Call to Action. Most notably, Japan-based Panasonic and BASF India provided key commitments towards meeting the Millennium Development Goals.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/24/inclusive-business-takes-a-global-stage2014-09-24T14:51:02.512Z2014-09-24T14:51:02.512ZGovernments, Business, Civil Society and Indigenous Leaders Pledge to End Loss of Forestsnoemail@noemail.orgsimon.van.woerdenAn innovative public-private partnership of multinationals, governments, civil society and indigenous peoples today pledged to cut the loss of forests in half by 2020 and end it a decade later in 2030 – a move that will eliminate the emission of between 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/23/governments-business-civil-society-and-indigenous-leaders-pledge-to-end-loss-of-forests2014-09-24T14:33:16.128Z2014-09-24T14:33:16.128ZUNDP and Jordan sign historic agreement to open a Regional Centre in Ammannoemail@noemail.orgmichael.relevoOn the margins of the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Sima Bahous, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Arab States, and His Excellency Mr. Nasser Judeh, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Jordan, signed an agreement to open a Regional Centre in Amman. http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/22/UNDP-and-Jordan-sign-historic-agreement12014-09-23T15:03:41.895Z2014-09-23T15:03:41.895ZQatar donates $88.5 Million for Darfurnoemail@noemail.orglaurence.lessireThe State of Qatar signed a USD 88.5 million grant agreement with the United Nations Multi-Partner Trust Fund, administered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), to finance recovery and reconstruction in Darfur, Sudan. It is the single largest donation of the State of Qatar to the United Nations.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/21/qatar-donates-88-5-million-for-darfur2014-09-22T18:53:12.159Z2014-09-22T18:53:12.159ZUN Development Chief calls for support to Lebanon amid refugee email@example.comMore international support for Lebanon is needed to help it to maintain its stability as it hosts very large numbers of Syrian refugees”, the Administrator of the UN’s Development Programme Helen Clark said as she wrapped up a visit to the country with UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/18/un-development-chief-calls-for-support-to-lebanon-amid-refugee-crisis2014-09-22T18:59:52.817Z2014-09-22T18:59:52.817ZNakamitsu to head UNDP Crisis Response Unit, Martinez to head Bureau of Policy and Programme Supportnoemail@noemail.orgmark.cardwellHelen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), announced Izumi Nakamitsu and Magdy Martinez-Soliman as Assistant Administrators of the UN’s largest development agency.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/18/nakamitsu-to-head-undp-crisis-response-unit-martinez-to-head-bureau-of-policy-and-programme-support2014-09-18T17:52:37.948Z2014-09-18T17:52:37.948ZIn Côte d’Ivoire, Japan and UNDP mobilize against Ebolanoemail@noemail.orglaurence.lessireThe Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) today signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to contribute $180,000 USD toward building the capacities of the Ivorian national police to prevent the appearance and spread of Ebola in the country.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/16/in-c-te-d-ivoire-japan-and-undp-mobilize-against-ebola2014-09-16T20:20:29.108Z2014-09-16T20:20:29.108ZExperts challenge poverty measurement in Asia and the Pacificnoemail@noemail.orglaurence.lessireThinkers and practitioners from leading poverty-fighting institutions discussed how to best measure and analyze data for effective anti-poverty policy making.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/15/experts-challenge-poverty-measurement-in-asia-and-the-pacific-undp-and-adb2014-09-16T13:13:18.641Z2014-09-16T13:13:18.641ZPreventing and tracking Ebola in local firstname.lastname@example.orgWorking with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, County Superintendents and County Ebola Task Forces in all of Liberia’s 15 counties,UNDP is boosting public information and sensitization campaigns; forging partnerships with traditional and religious leaders to promote Ebola prevention awareness, as well as improving tracking of Ebola cases and tracing people who have had contact with those diagnosed with the virus.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/12/preventing-and-tracking-ebola-in-local-communities2014-09-16T19:07:30.444Z2014-09-16T19:07:30.444ZInternational Forum Calls for Focus on Disaster Recovery email@example.comGlobally, natural disasters have caused damages of nearly $4 trillion over the past 30 years—and the frequency and intensity of these powerful storms, droughts and earthquakes continue to rise.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/10/international-forum-calls-for-focus-on-disaster-recovery-2014-09-10T16:32:15.297Z2014-09-10T16:32:15.297ZReconciliation as a mechanism for conflict prevention and peacebuilding firstname.lastname@example.orgThe United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has concluded a three-day expert consultation on “Reconciliation as a mechanism for conflict prevention and peacebuilding”, with discussions focusing on understanding history, timing, collective memories, changing contexts and subjectivities, as well as future goals.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/05/reconciliation-as-a-mechanism-for-conflict-prevention-and-peacebuilding-2014-09-08T15:41:16.890Z2014-09-08T15:41:16.890ZMinute of Silence Held for Fallen UN Peacekeepers as UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Meeting Continuesnoemail@noemail.orgdylan.lowthianOpening the second day of the UNDP/UNFPA/ UNOPS Executive Board meeting, the Board's President, Ambassador Peter Thomson, called for a minute's silence. The vigil of silence was held in honour of the four UN Peacekeepers from Chad who were killed yesterday in Mali in the service of UN Peacekeeping.http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2014/09/03/minute-of-silence-held-for-fallen-un-peacekeepers-as-undp-unfpa-unops-executive-board-meeting-continues2014-09-03T21:03:32.054Z2014-09-03T21:03:32.054ZHelping 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-york2014-09-02T17:09:49.047Z2014-09-02T17:09:49.047Z