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20 Dec 2012
More than 50,000 football fans descended upon the new Gremio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil yesterday to watch Ronaldo's team beat Zinedine Zidane's team 3-2 in the 10th Annual Match Against Poverty, which was sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
14 Dec 2012
Concrete actions must begin now to mitigate or reverse grave threats to the world’s oceans, UNDP and Global Environment Facility experts said today at the launch of a report on how strengthened markets and policies can better protect oceans and coastal areas.
14 Dec 2012
Forty international football players will join UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors and football legends Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the tenth annual Match Against Poverty, held this year in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
13 Dec 2012
UNDP, through the ART Initiative, positioned the territorial approach at the Africités Summit in Dakar
The 6th edition of the Africités Summit took place from the 4th to the 8th of December 2012, in Dakar, Senegal. More than 5000 participants and 500 exhibitors of the African continent took part in the Summit.
11 Dec 2012
Private-public partnerships can play an effective part in increasing disaster preparedness and response, according to UN officials and representatives of global corporations who took part in a debate in New York yesterday.
06 Dec 2012
Strengthening the rule of law, justice and security will be critical for the stability and inclusive growth of Arab states, especially those now facing the transition to democracy, said the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
04 Dec 2012
Ms. Helen Clark, the Administrator of UNDP and the Chair of the United Nations Development Group concluded a three day visit to Baghdad. “I came to Baghdad to give support and visibility to the work that UNDP and the UN Country Team do in Iraq.”
30 Nov 2012
On the eve of World AIDS Day, funding of US$27 million has been announced to boost vital health services in South Sudan, including welcome support for people living with HIV/AIDS.
29 Nov 2012
A new online portal allows open, comprehensive public access to data on UNDP's work in 177 countries and territories, fulfilling a commitment to full transparency by 2013 above and beyond international standards.
28 Nov 2012
Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, Djalma Feitosa Dia of Brazil, Fernando Hierro of Spain and Fernando Couto of Portugal joined the already star-studded team which will play in UNDP’s 10th Annual Match Against Poverty in Porto Alegre.
28 Nov 2012
The global burden of disasters and armed violence which affect over 200 million people and result in over 500,000 deaths each year will be the focus of a forum on conflict and fragility which opens in Liberia tomorrow.
23 Nov 2012
More than 20 UN agencies, governments, international organizations, civil society, the private sector, and academia showcased tested solutions to energy challenges in developing countries that keep more than 1.3 billion people in the dark.
21 Nov 2012
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria today signed an accord with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to resume a full-scale HIV program including delivery of life-saving HIV treatment to tens of thousands of people in Mali.
21 Nov 2012
Indonesia, India, China and Thailand have the largest number of people living with HIV in the Asia Pacific region. In Indonesia alone, during 2001-2009, the number of people living with HIV grew more than 30-fold.
21 Nov 2012
More than 100 youth advocates in over 30 countries are leading the call for widespread participation in a month-long online forum focused on the relevance of governance and accountability to the world’s future development framework.
19 Nov 2012
The Fifth Annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) opened today in Vienna, with more than 600 delegates from 150 countries convening to exchange and scale-up best practices and innovative solutions to crosscutting energy insecurity climate change challenges.
16 Nov 2012
On a two-day visit to Afghanistan this week, UNDP Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan launched a US$ 30 million project to promote gender equality by improving access to legal services and economic opportunities for women as well as strengthening the Government’s Ministry of Women’s Affairs’ efforts to improve the situation of women in Afghanistan.
13 Nov 2012
Global challenges such as pandemics, refugees flows, transnational crime, and climate change demand updated global institutions fit for the 21st Century, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said Tuesday.
08 Nov 2012
An international conference on democratic reform - entitled “The Political Economy of Transitions – Analysis for Change” - will bring together policy-makers from high-profile transition countries such as Myanmar, Egypt and Tunisia and experts from large democracies like Brazil and Indonesia today in Oslo, Norway.
08 Nov 2012
UNDP joins global Climate and Clean Air Coalition with call for urgent action to avert catastrophic impacts
Climate change threatens to undermine hard-won human development gains and the longer the world waits to act the more costly the damages and solutions will become, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said today.
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