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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.
06 Oct 2011
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has ended her official visit to Nigeria – with a call at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the National Assembly and a tour of projects in the megacity of Lagos.
05 Oct 2011
UNDP Chief Helen Clark met with UN staff and toured the damaged UN headquarters in Abuja yesterday on the first day of her three day official visit to Nigeria.
04 Oct 2011
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie on Tuesday urged the international community to scale up its efforts to deal with the crisis in the Horn of Africa, saying the lives of hundreds of thousands of refugees depended on it.
04 Oct 2011
Poverty caused in part by discrimination, exclusion, lack of accountability and abuse of power, UNDP director tells the Social Forum of the Human Rights Council
Cécile Molinier, Director of the Geneva Office of the United Nations Development Programme, addressed the Social Forum of the UN Human Rights Council yesterday, telling delegates and participants that discrimination, exclusion, lack of accountability and abuse of power are widely recognized as structural causes of poverty.
30 Sep 2011
Siemens and UNDP have teamed up to promote integrity and openness and support watchdog activities throughout the Arab countries of the Middle East and North Africa.
29 Sep 2011
It is vital for countries in Asia and the Pacific to have national policies that will ensure universal access to clean and efficient energy services to advance poverty reduction and improve health and well-being, United Nations officials told a meeting in Bangkok.
26 Sep 2011
Football stars Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane announced today that the ninth annual Match Against Poverty will take place in Hamburg, Germany on 13 December 2011, with most of the proceeds going towards addressing the ongoing food crisis in the Horn of Africa.
24 Sep 2011
Leaders from more than 60 countries came together today at a United Nations mini-Summit chaired by Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, to raise awareness of the scale and urgency of the humanitarian situation.
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