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30 Oct 2012
Opening an unprecedented gathering of experts here, present and former African Heads of State urged business, community and political leaders to help turn the continent’s impressive growth into economic opportunities for ordinary citizens.
29 Oct 2012
Nearly 20 football players have confirmed their participation in the 10th edition of the Match Against Poverty taking place for the first time in Brazil, on 19 December.
26 Oct 2012
UNDP signs agreements with Norway and Ireland to support Democracy Consolidation Projects and Human Rights
UNDP and the Governments of Norway and Ireland have signed financing agreements to support democracy consolidation and human rights in Malawi.
25 Oct 2012
African leaders, academics to debate economic transformation and empowerment at African Economic Conference 2012
Hundreds of leaders and scholars from Africa and around the world will gather in Kigali, Rwanda, from October 30 to November 2 to debate the continent’s prospects for sustainable and inclusive growth in the context of the international economic crisis.
18 Oct 2012
Nearly all countries of Asia and the Pacific criminalize some aspects of sex work. Criminalization increases vulnerability to HIV by fuelling stigma and discrimination, limits access to sexual health services and condoms.
18 Oct 2012
The United Nations Development Programme unveiled a robust environmental strategy to address unprecedented levels of global biodiversity loss.
17 Oct 2012
At a ministerial reception hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests during the Eleventh Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the India Biodiversity Awards were presented by Smt. Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Government of India and Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator.
16 Oct 2012
African leaders, international organizations and civil society representatives will meet in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, for the next three days to discuss Africa’s diverse social fabric and how it can serve as an asset for democracy and development.
16 Oct 2012
The Equator Initiative - a UN-led partnership which recognizes the success of local sustainable development projects with the biennial Equator Prize - has launched a series of 127 case studies and a volume of “lessons-learned” outlining the key components of successful, community-based development initiatives.
12 Oct 2012
Ministry of Rural Development and UNDP sign letter of collaboration in support of rural employment and livelihood programmes
The Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a letter of collaboration for UNDP’s support to the rural employment and livelihood programmes in India during the twelfth five year plan of the Government of India (2013-2017).
12 Oct 2012
African post-2015 dialogue launched with call for governance to build global transformational change
As part of the global United Nations-led post-2015 development agenda consultations, the first in a series of dialogues on governance, including accountability by governments, concluded in South Africa today.
11 Oct 2012
Japanese consumer products giant Unicharm Corp. has pledged to bring affordable diapers and sanitary products to 36 million low-income women in the Middle East/North Africa and Asian regions
11 Oct 2012
UNDP has called for the formation of a caucus of women political leaders across party lines to enhance women’s participation within political parties and to advocate for the Women’s Reservation Bill as a collective voice.
09 Oct 2012
Eight women and one man received the N-PEACE awards in Asia for their relentless efforts to build peace in the midst of chaos, sometimes putting their own lives on the line.
01 Oct 2012
On World Habitat Day, the United Nations Development Programme has announced the host city of WACAP8 will be Dublin, Ireland. The WACAP8 forum will take place on 20-21 February 2013.
01 Oct 2012
Brazil to host the 10th edition of the Match Against Poverty, featuring Ronaldo, Zidane and other football stars
Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane are inviting some of the world’s top players to join them in an all-star line-up for the 10th “Match Against Poverty,” to take place on 19 December 2012 at the Gremio Arena in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
28 Sep 2012
The future of Somalia and the well-being of its people rests significantly on empowering its large youth population, said UNDP today at an event in New York launching the agency’s highly-anticipated Somalia Human Development Report 2012: Empowering youth for peace and development.
27 Sep 2012
Over 40 representatives of UN member states, donors and international development agencies met with the delegation from Kyrgyzstan led by Parliament Speaker Asylbek Jeenbekov, to discuss the current political, economic and social situation in Kyrgyzstan - the first country in Central Asia that has adopted parliamentary democracy in summer 2010.
26 Sep 2012
Informal or traditional justice systems resolve up to 80 percent of disputes in some countries and must be integrated into broader development initiatives aimed at guaranteeing human rights and access to justice for all, according to a new UN study released today.
26 Sep 2012
World leaders today called for a continued, united front in order to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), highlighting the need to ramp up global efforts to eradicate poverty and empower the world’s most vulnerable people to create a more equitable, sustainable world.
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