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UN / CONNIE BRITTON

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) appointed American actress Connie Britton as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on poverty eradication and women's empowerment. UNDP

2 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / POST-CONFLICT PEACEBUILDING

In a Security Council meeting on post-conflict peacebuilding, the Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, told its members that the recent upsurges of violence in the Central African Republic and in South Sudan demonstrate the unpredictable environment for peacebuilding and the great risks involved. UNTV

19 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RADIO DESTRUCTION

During his visit to Bor in South Sudan the UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer visited a radio station heavily looted by Anti-Government Forces during fighting against the forces loyal to President Salva Kiir. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) invested over 5 million dollars in what was Jonglei State's first radio station. UNMISS

17 Mar 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON/ AKKAR SYRIAN REFUGEES

On the border of Syria, Akkar is one of the poorest regions inLebanon. Of the nearly one million refugees who have fled the neighbouring conflict, 200,000 have settled in Akkar, doubling the population. UNDP

13 Mar 2014 | Read More »

KURDISTAN / SYRIAN REFUGEES

 In the camps in the Kurdistan region ofIraq, Syrian women fleeing violence in their native country live in fear. Many young women are forced into marriage by their families where domestic abuse is common. UNDP

12 Mar 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Since the beginning of the Syrian conflict three years ago, nearly a million people have sought refuge inLebanon. The UN Development Programme is working to ease the pressure and support Lebanese host communities absorb the shock of the influx. UNDP  

11 Mar 2014 | Read More »

SWITZERLAND / MATCH AGAINST POVERTY

UNDP's annual Match against Poverty in Bern pairs up football legends Zinadine Zidane of France and Brazil's Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima against Switzerland. The money from the match will go to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. UNDP

5 Mar 2014 | Read More »

UN / HAIYAN UPDATE

UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Haoliang Xu, said that the goal of the current recovery process in the Philippines is to help people to return to normalcy by putting children back to school and getting men and women jobs. UNTV / FILE

2 Dec 2013 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / DEBRIS REMOVAL

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) began debris removal projects by providing cash-for-work to villagers hit hard by typhoon Haiyan. Local communities started clearing rubble and medical waste, earning much needed income to get back on track after the destruction from the typhoon, while also easing access routes for humanitarian supplies. UNDP

26 Nov 2013 | Read More »

UNDP / HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT LATIN AMERICA

Insecurity is a shared challenge that obstructs social and economic development in every country in Latin America, says a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) report launched on Tuesday November 12th. UNDP

12 Nov 2013 | Read More »

 

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