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03 Nov 2011
2011 Human Development Report: Pacific Islands’ progress jeopardized by inequalities and environmental threats
Despite impressive human development rankings in some of the Pacific Island countries, the region faces a future of rising sea-levels, reduced fresh water sources, and diminishing fish stocks.
02 Nov 2011
Norway, Australia and the Netherlands lead the world in the 2011 Human Development Index (HDI), while the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger and Burundi are at the bottom of the Human Development Report’s annual rankings of national achievement in health, education and income.
02 Nov 2011
Development progress in the world’s poorest countries could be halted or even reversed by mid-century unless bold steps are taken now to slow climate change, prevent further environmental damage, and reduce deep inequalities within and among nations, according to projections in the 2011 Human Development Report, launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
- 02 Nov 2011
01 Nov 2011
New UNEP report tracks the changing global environment over the past two decades as world population hits 7 billion
The environmental changes that have swept the planet over the last twenty years are spotlighted in a new compilation of statistical data by the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), released today in a report entitled “Keeping Track of our Changing Environment: From Rio to Rio+20”.
01 Nov 2011
An international conference to reduce armed violence ended in Geneva today with an acknowledgment of the need for tighter controls on the flow of arms, better monitoring of the arms trade, and a call for a greater integration of armed violence reduction and prevention objectives and actions into regional, national and sub-national development and security plans and programmes.
31 Oct 2011
"Paving the Way for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure" is the outcome of a conference last year organized by UNDP and the Government of El Salvador in response to the human and economic impacts of extreme weather events in Central America.
28 Oct 2011
Africa should unleash its immense natural resource wealth to pursue sustainable economic growth and development, said economists, academics and UN officials in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the conclusion of the 2011 African Economic Conference.
28 Oct 2011
Countries should do more to address governance bottlenecks, and integrate anti-corruption strategies into their public sector service delivery to achieve the MDGs, said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) head of Democratic Goverance.
24 Oct 2011
Football superstar and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Zinédine Zidane ended a visit to Mali last Friday highlighting new anti-poverty tools put into action across the West African nation.
21 Oct 2011
Extractive industries can drive human development if they are managed in transparent, inclusive and sustainable ways, concluded participants at a two-day international conference on Avoiding the Resource Curse: Management Extractive Industries for Human Development.
20 Oct 2011
The revenue generated from Mongolia’s abundant natural resources should benefit all of its citizens, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said today wrapping up her three-day official visit to the country.
19 Oct 2011
The United Nations is deeply saddened by the death of Sunday Nwachukwu, a UN Development Programme (UNDP) staff member who was severely injured in a bomb attack on 26 August at the UN compound in Abuja, Nigeria.
19 Oct 2011
The first N-Peace awards were presented to four women peace advocates from some of the most conflict-affected countries in Asia. The N-PEACE awards were established to acknowledge the leadership of women in building peace, empowering their communities, and preventing conflicts.
17 Oct 2011
"Zoom-in on Poverty" global photo contest offers a glimpse of world poverty and calls for refocus and action
As the world observed the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, an award ceremony and exhibition were held today to mark the conclusion of the “Zoom-in on Poverty” Global Photo Contest.
17 Oct 2011
A high-level forum was held today in Beijing to mark the 19th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, bringing together government leaders, policy makers, development practitioners, and other members of the international community, to exchange ideas on how best to accelerate and achieve sustainable poverty reduction in China and globally.
13 Oct 2011
Despite decades of decentralization discussion, most development dynamics remain disconnected, concludes Global Conference in Seville
The recently concluded World Forum of Local Development Agencies brought more than 1,200 participants from 47 countries to debate, discuss and deliberate on local solutions to local challenges within a global context. The outcomes will be fed into preparations for the 4th High Level Forum on aid Effectiveness in December and for the Rio+20 conference on sustainable development in June 2012.
13 Oct 2011
In his tenth year as Goodwill Ambassador for the UNDP, football superstar Zinédine Zidane is to visit the West African nation of Mali next week to highlight the country’s efforts to cut poverty.
12 Oct 2011
Half of the 10 million cubic metres of rubble caused by last year’s Haiti earthquake has been removed in one of the largest-scale clearance operations of its kind by the United Nations and partners, coordinated by UNDP.
06 Oct 2011
African countries should enhance the strength and resilience of their poor populations through targeted social safeguards, according to “Assessing Progress in Africa toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)”, a region-specific report released today.
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