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GUINEA / EBOLA

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is re-orienting its country programme in Guinea to help tackle the socioeconomic crisis caused by the Ebola epidemic.  UNDP

9 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING MYANMAR

Upon his return from Myanmar, OCHA Director of Operations John Ging called for an "equitable and just solution" to the citizenship crisis in Rakhine State, where over 800,000 persons are estimated to be without citizenship. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UNDP / CLARK EBOLA

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark emphasized the urgency to combat the Ebola epidemic, saying, "there's never been anything like this, we all need to support that", calling it unprecedented.UNDP  

25 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNDP / EQUATOR PRIZE

Al Gore, Edward Norton, Connie Britton and others call on individuals, businesses and governments alike, to find inspiration in the grassroots initiatives like those demonstrated by the UNDP Equator Prize 2014 winners. These local and indigenous communities, many of which are led by women, are on the frontlines of poverty and environmental challenges, delivering sustainable [...]

23 Sep 2014 | Read More »

BUILDING RESILIENCE IN THE CARIBBEAN

Climate change—and all natural hazards, in fact—hit Small Island Developing States hard, even though these countries haven't historically contributed to the problem. Extreme exposure to disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, droughts, landslides and earthquakes place these countries at a particularly vulnerable position. In addition to saving lives, for every dollar spent in disaster preparedness and [...]

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SAMOA / CLIMATE RESILIENT FORESTS

Samoa’s Government is working with UNDP and the Global Environment Facility  and 26 communities across the country to save critical forest areas. UNTV

3 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UNDP / HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

UNDP's 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilience warns that 2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor and calls for universal provision of basic social services, and stronger policies for social protection and full employment to advance and secure development progress.  UNDP  

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / MDG REPORT WRAP

With the 2015 deadline for achieving the landmark Millennium Development Goals (MDG) less that 550 days away,  Ban Ki-moon launched the final push towards the United Nations targets – many of which have been met or are within reach – and urged a strong, ambitious successor blueprint "that will leave no one behind." UNIFEED-UNTV

7 Jul 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES

An estimated 830 million voters inIndia's national elections are exercising their right to vote in the country. Their vote is being secured through over a million electronic voting machines. The machines are seen as a way to ensure elections are fair, efficient, inclusive and environment-friendly.  UNDP

29 Apr 2014 | Read More »

INDIA / TRANSGENDER VOTING

Since 1994,India's Election Commission has been expanding efforts to register members of the transgender community as voters. In a landmark decision in 2014, the Supreme Court of India recognized the rights of transgender citizens to identify as a third gender or "other" withIndia's Election Commission. UNDP

25 Apr 2014 | Read More »

 

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