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07 Dec 2011
Football superstar Didier Drogba has joined a star-studded array of 30 international active and retired players who will take part in Tuesday’s Match Against Poverty, hosted by German team Hamburger Sport-Verein (HSV) in Hamburg, to raise awareness and funds for the Horn of Africa famine relief effort.
05 Dec 2011
The Fourth Annual Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) opened today in Rome, with more than 600 delegates from 150 countries convening to exchange and scale-up best practices and innovative solutions to complex food security challenges.
01 Dec 2011
Households in Asia that include people living with HIV exhaust their savings and liquidate assets at a disproportionately high rate, often plunging into “irreversible poverty,” according to a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) study, released today.
28 Nov 2011
More than 12 million low-income people in Africa, Asia, and Latin America will gain access to clean energy following four companies’ commitments made today to the Business Call to Action.
27 Nov 2011
The existence of anti-personnel mines in developing countries can thwart development progress, said the UN’s development chief Helen Clark yesterday in Phnom Penh at opening of the international conference on landmines.
24 Nov 2011
UNDP receives additional funding from development partners for COPAC to support constitution making in Zimbabwe
Continuing its support to the constitutional reform process in Zimbabwe, UNDP has in the last two weeks received an additional USD 3.1 million.
23 Nov 2011
The publishing of open data on http://data.undp.org allows people to track aid and helps governments in developing countries to manage aid more effectively.
23 Nov 2011
UN Humanitarian, Development and Human Rights Chiefs Call on States Not to Undermine the International Ban on Cluster Bombs
Press Statement issued on behalf of Valerie Amos, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, and Navi Pillay, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.
15 Nov 2011
Legendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina along with international football stars Luís Figo and Pavel Nedvěd are among the personalities that confirmed their participation in the 9th Annual Match Against Poverty on 13 December.
11 Nov 2011
Juhudi Kilimo, a Kenya-based investment firm, announced today that it will provide some 100,000 smallholder rural farmers in Kenya—more than half of them women—with access to micro-loans and basic financial training by 2016 as part of the firm’s commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global initiative that encourages companies to fight poverty while boosting business opportunities in developing countries.
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
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.
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.
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.
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