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CSW Panel Focuses on Women’s Inheritance and Property Rights

New York - UNDP co-sponsored a Commission on the Status of Women panel, Women, HIV and Human Rights: Addressing Property and Inheritance Rights, on Tuesday that provided collective strategies that have been developed over the past few years to advocate for and uphold women’s inheritanceLue lisää (englanti)

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Cambodia eco-tourism saves biodiversity, spurs livelihoods

Phnom Penh - A biodiversity conservation and eco-tourism initiative in the northern plains of Cambodia has helped to spur new livelihoods for low-income villagers near a prime bird-watching spot and to avert the demise of the White-shouldered Ibis, one of the world’s most critically endangeredLue lisää (englanti)

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Cambodia: BBC Media Action, UNDP launch campaign to boost youth civic engagement

  Phnom Penh – A joint BBC Media Action-United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) multimedia campaign kicked off last week to encourage young Cambodians aged 15-24 to get involved in community-level volunteerism, voice their opinions to public officials and engage inLue lisää (englanti)

Cambodia: Fresh funds help indigenous group create eco-lake

Caption: Som Doeun, a 39-year-old Kuoy villager from Romchek, holds a fish he caught in Choam Prei lake. Credit: UNDP An indigenous community in one of Cambodia's poorest provinces has received new funding in its effort to set up an eco-tourism site at aLue lisää (englanti)

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Cambodia: TV production to boost youth civic participation

Phnom Penh – As the world celebrates International Youth Day on 12 August, Cambodians are producing a mass media campaign to empower young adults aged 15-24 and encourage them to get involved in community-level volunteerism and decision-making. The campaign – toLue lisää (englanti)

Cambodia: Villages guide national strategy to provide life essentials

Phnom Penh – In villages throughout Cambodia, local councilors and communities are telling officials how the government can better meet their basic needs, holding public meetings that are proving instrumental for government efforts to raise people’s standards of living. These meetings are partLue lisää (englanti)

Cambodian Buddhist monk with an environmental crusade

Ven. Bun Saluth, a Cambodian Buddhist Monk with an environmental crusade Bun Saluth, with supermodel and UNEP Goodwill Ambassador Gisele Bündchen at the awardLue lisää (englanti)

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Cameroon community to return home after lake explosion

Nearly 1,700 people died in 1986 when Cameroon's Lake Nyos suddenly released deadly levels of carbon dioxide into the air, following a build-up of the gas in the lake. Another 10,000 people were uprooted and 3,000 heads of livestock were also lost. "I lost more than 21 members of my family andLue lisää (englanti)

Capable states a prerequisite for African development

Dakar, Senegal – Experts at a UNDP conference on democratic governance concurred that Africa needs strong, capable states to reach development goals.  At the second day of the weeklong conference in Dakar, Senegal, experts turned their focus to the African continent, saying that moreLue lisää (englanti)

Cape Verde on track to end poverty and meet most MDGs

 A nurse listens to the heartbeat of a foetus at a Health center in Sao Vicente Island.(Photo: UNDP)Cape Verde’s poverty rates have fallen substantially over time, and the island-nation remains on track to meet most of the MDG's, particular those related to poverty eradication, health,Lue lisää (englanti)

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