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22 May 2013
Indigenous peoples in Latin America improve political participation, but women lag behind, says UNDP
Latin America has gone through an unprecedented mobilization of indigenous peoples in the past 20 years, but their political participation, particularly among women, is still low, according to a new study released by the UN Development Programme during the 12th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.
19 May 2013
During a visit to Sochi in southern Russia, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has met teachers and secondary school students who are using the ‘Black Sea Box’ to learn about protecting the Black Sea.
15 May 2013
Brussels - International partners today pledged to support Mali’s political transition and development process, at a conference organized jointly by the Governments of Mali and France with the European Union.
10 May 2013
Creating business and market opportunities for Africa’s poor key to advancing sustainable development, says UNDP report
Cape Town – Involving low-income communities in markets and businesses across Africa is essential for economic growth to translate into sustainable development, according to a United Nations Development Programme report released today.
06 May 2013
The United Nations Development Programme launched the second phase of a highly successful jobs and small business programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, implemented in partnership with the Palestinian Authority and funded through the Islamic Development Bank.
02 May 2013
New York — The United Nations Development Programme and the Islamic Trade and Finance Corporation of the Islamic Development Bank agreed today to cooperate in the Arab States region on fighting poverty and creating jobs.
22 Apr 2013
More than 130 organizations are now publishing their data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), an open data platform that gives a comprehensive and comparable picture of aid flows in order to improve accountability and impact.
22 Apr 2013
Port-au-Prince - Three years after the 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, the Political Champions for Disaster Resilience are calling on the international community and the Haitian Government to take action to make Haiti more resilient to disasters.
17 Apr 2013
In Sunday’s dual attacks on the Banadir Regional Court and in Wadajir District in Mogadishu, Somalia tragically lost a number of its legal professionals, including a judge, prosecutors, lawyers and legal support staff, who until their last minutes were working tirelessly to protect the fundamental human rights of the Somalis they represented.
16 Apr 2013
The Latin American countries with greatest numbers of conflicts are those with broad social inequalities and governments with limited capacity to manage unrest, according to a report released today in English by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
16 Apr 2013
Companies work to employ India’s poor: Business Call to Action announces new initiatives during G20 Inclusive Business Workshop in Mumbai
Three companies have made new commitments to help thousands of low-income people in rural India improve their livelihoods, health and environment through the Business Call to Action (BCtA), an anti-poverty initiative backed by the UN Development Programme (UNDP)
15 Apr 2013
As part of their work to support African nations along a low-emission path to development, partner UN agencies, the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the World Bank group are hosting the fifth Africa Carbon Forum in Cote d’Ivoire, on 3-5 July 2013.
11 Apr 2013
More international support needed for Jordan to cope with Syrian refugees, says UN development chief
The deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in Syria has forced thousands of Syrians to flee and seek refuge in neighbouring countries, with Jordan alone currently hosting nearly half a million internationally displaced persons (IDPs) from Syria, according to news reports.
10 Apr 2013
Amman, Jordan – The two-day forum will identify regional priorities for the global development framework that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals framework.
09 Apr 2013
Nay Pyi Taw – Myanmar and UNDP have signed a three-year Country Programme Action Plan that outlines the development agency’s engagement in the country for 2013 to 2015.
04 Apr 2013
Innovative mobile technology can help save lives when conflicts and disasters strike in emerging countries, according to experts at a high-level event held in New York today by UNDP and the Permanent Mission of Turkey to the United Nations.
04 Apr 2013
To inspire further action, the UN and its partners are marking 1,000 days to the end of 2015 – the target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals – over the next week.
04 Apr 2013
New York/Maputo – Some 400,000 residents of Mozambique will gain access to clean, locally produced cooking fuel following a commitment by Danish company Novozymes to the Business Call to Action.
03 Apr 2013
Japan thanked for US$215.3 m contribution for crisis prevention and recovery, poverty alleviation and governance in 22 countries
Tokyo – The Government of Japan has contributed US$215.3 million towards UNDP's work in restoring peace and stability, reducing disaster risk, fighting poverty and improving governance in countries in transition across Africa, Asia, the Arab States and the Caribbean.
28 Mar 2013
Some one million people are expected to gain access to high quality dental care in low-income areas of Brazil following a commitment by the Brazilian dental franchise Sorridents to the Business Call to Action, a global initiative aimed at supporting inclusive businesses.
25 May 2015:Africa: Navigating the grey scale
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