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Contest to design theme and logo for 2013 Anti-Corruption Day

A public competition has been launched to develop the campaign theme and logo for 2013 International Anti-Corruption Day – to be observed around the world on 9 December. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) are encouraging young people aged between 15Lue lisää (englanti)

Correction by the Associated Press of an article on UNDP and Global Fund

BC-EU-AIDS Fund-Corruption, CORRECTIVE Eds: Editors who used BC-EU-AIDS Fund-Corruption, sent Jan. 23 and datelined Geneva, are asked to use the following story:    GENEVA (AP) - In a Jan. 23 story about corruption among recipients of grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,Lue lisää (englanti)

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Côte d’Ivoire trials could begin by end of year, minister says

Rule of Law reform also top priority in DRC New York—Prosecution of those charged in connection with massive post-election violence in Côte d’Ivoire could start by the end of this year, Minister of Justice Loma Matto Cissé said today, adding that wide-ranging legal reforms are under way.  “WeLue lisää (englanti)

Creating livelihoods on the beaches of Sri Lanka

Sunil has an enviable job. He spends his days on the beach in Koskoda, a coastal village near Colombo. He earns his living by patrolling the beach to make sure turtle nests are safe. In the past, he patrolled the beach as a poacher. He stole turtle eggs and sold them to make some quick cash. NowLue lisää (englanti)

Croatia reduces its carbon footprint

World Environment Day 2009 > Croatia reduces its carbon footprint(top) An old oil boiler.(bottom) A new heat exchanger connected on a district gas heating system.(Photos: UNDP)Croatia aims to lower its carbon footprint, save more than $1.3 billion and preserve the landscape that brings moreLue lisää (englanti)

Croatia: UNDP promotes ethnic reconciliation

Croatia has made great strides towards European integration, but still faces the challenges of ethnic tension in war-affected areas. While much reconstruction has taken place in the formerly besieged cities of Osijek and Vukovar in the east of the country, inter-ethnic tensions still simmer and areLue lisää (englanti)

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Crown Prince Haakon completes Botswana trip

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has completed a three-day visit of Botswana where he met with officials, addressed students on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and visited a biodiversity project. Crown Prince Haakon met the Vice-President and Minister of ForeignLue lisää (englanti)

Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar: One year on

VideoCyclone Nargis: One Year Anniversary | watch larger versionPhotos: After Cyclone NargisIt was a year ago today when Cyclone Nargis struck the coast of Myanmar, leaving a trail of unprecedented destruction: 140,000 lives were lost and the livelihoods of 2.4 million people were shattered.OneLue lisää (englanti)

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DFID, UNDP launches inaugural fund to boost innovative businesses in Malawi

The private sector in Malawi has been given a vital boost for development following the launch of the Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre. The function was presided over by Ms Sarah Sanyahumbi, DFID Country Head and Ms Mia Seppo, UN Resident Coordinator & UNDPLue lisää (englanti)

DPRK needs immediate food aid following floods, says UN

Pyongyang  – The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) needs immediate food assistance after torrential rains caused flooding between 18-29 July, according to a United Nations assessment. Access to clean water and health care also remain high priorities to avoid diseaseLue lisää (englanti)

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