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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)

Caribbean States agree on historic roadmap for sustainably managing marine life

Cartagena, Colombia – Representatives of fisheries and environment ministries of 21 States from the Caribbean region have agreed on a common roadmap towards the sustainable management of their shared living marine resources. Delegates meeting in Cartagena de Indias last week reached consensus onLue lisää (englanti)

Cartoonists from Asia-Pacific win awards on Earth Day

Bangkok: Asia-Pacific cartoons depicting the effects of climate change on children, Chinese cities, the Pacific Islands and mangrove forests won a regional contest sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of France. Cartoonists from Bangladesh, China, India,Lue lisää (englanti)

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Celebrating volunteerism - #GivingTuesday movement grows worldwide with UNDP Support

Millions of people around the world took time today to give to something back on #GivingTuesday, a worldwide celebration of the spirit of volunteerism and philanthropy, as the movement grew to a global scale this year with support from the United Nations Development ProgrammeLue lisää (englanti)

Celebrities join push for action on the Millennium Development Goals

United Nations– UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors actor Antonio Banderas, tennis player Maria Sharapova  and footballers  Didier Drogba, Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane,  are among a group of celebrities who, from today, will be using their social media networks to support the United NationsLue lisää (englanti)

Central African Republic achieves major debt relief

Central African Republic has successfully implemented a reform strategy qualifying it for more than $500 million of debt relief from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank.As a reward for its achievement, the country will soon be granted an additional $US185 million worth of debtLue lisää (englanti)

Chhibber: Poorest countries need help to build up their resilience

Last week, in Istanbul, over 40 heads of state from the world’s least developed countries gathered to define a new vision to reverse the profound poverty of the people living in these countries. Of the 48 least developed countries, 14 are in Asia. After a period of prolonged slow growth, by 2007Lue lisää (englanti)

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Chile: UNDP helps rebuild fire-hit Valparaiso

Santiago , Chile – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Chile Antonio Molpeceres and the mayor of the city of Valparaiso Jorge Castro signed a an agreement on April 23 to boost disaster risk reduction and revamp the city’s development plan, following a deadly fire thatLue lisää (englanti)

China celebrates 30 years of partnership with UNDP for development

Beijing – China and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are today commemorating 30 years of cooperation, a period which has seen unprecedented improvements in the lives of men and women in China. Two photo exhibitions were featured at a celebration event attended by seniorLue lisää (englanti)

Citizens must engage and respond to new global crises

Video interviewsCivil society engages in global action fight against climate changeJohn Cavanagh, from the Institute for Policy Studies, USA, explains how civil society has been a vital force in the fight against climate change. For the upcoming Climate Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009,Lue lisää (englanti)

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