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Disaster preparation activities help avert crisis in Haiti

Families in Gonaives benefitedfrom the construction of 110 metresof riverbank. (Photo: UNDP) Haiti - On 5 November hurricane Tomas swept past with torrential rains and winds of up to 130 km/hr. In what could have resulted in another fatal scenario, turned out as a test affirming the positiveLue lisää (englanti)

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Disaster-Conflict Interface: One Abets the Other, but 'Governance is a Key Enabler'

GENEVA—Disasters and conflicts frequently occur together, often devastating countries that are least able to sustain them, but good governance can speed recovery and lessen the likelihood of recurrence, according to a new UNDP study. “In most instances, the disaster-conflict interface increasedLue lisää (englanti)

Displaced Georgians rebuilding livelihoods with UNDP assistance

Some 30,000 Georgians remain displaced more than one year after a five-day armed conflict between Russia and Georgia in August, 2008. UNDP is leading the way in working with the Georgia Government to provide long-term crisis recovery efforts that focus not just on providing people with basicLue lisää (englanti)

Displaced women in Somaliland put their life back on track with 75US$

UNDP and the Training Research Group (TRG), a local NGO in Somaliland, have launched a project to improve the livelihoods of displaced women, with the support of the Government of Norway. Each woman was given ten chicks to start with. (Photo: UNDP Somalia/Noor Khamis/2010) Mohammed Moge campLue lisää (englanti)

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Documentary film festival on Millennium Development Goals begins

Brussels – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the MDG Achievement Fund and the wider UN family in Brussels are proud partners of the fifth edition of the Millennium International Documentary Film Festival, taking place from 31 May to 9 June in Brussels, Belgium. The UN, together withLue lisää (englanti)

Donald Kaberuka: learning from the economic South

“LEARNING FROM THE ECONOMIC SOUTH”, Donald Kaberuka, President – African Development Bank Group (Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference, Addis Ababa, November 1-2, 2010)"As we in Africa continue to battle with the issue of poverty eradication, there areLue lisää (englanti)

Donor Visit to The Netherlands

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark meets Ben Knapen, Minister for European Affairs and International Cooperation in The Netherlands. (Photo: Rogier Nouwen ) The Hague - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark completed a two day official visit to the Netherlands today. She met yesterday in The Hague withLue lisää (englanti)

Donors Conference to build back a "new Haiti," a Haiti transformed

New York – Since the 12 January earthquake, UNDP has been playing a key role in the response to the crisis in Haiti. Acknowledging that only Haitians can rebuild Haiti again – and build it back better –, UNDP has been working with the Haitian Government and the international community to putLue lisää (englanti)

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EU partners with UN to boost impact

New York – Assistance for the crises in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, and stimulating ongoing action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, were high on the agenda at a meeting today between European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and United Nations Development ProgrammeLue lisää (englanti)

Early Sudan returns heavily for secession; government prepares to lead

A polling staff member demonstrates the choices on the ballot for South Sudan’s referendum on independence,“unity” or “secession.” (Photo: UNDP) Juba – Nearly 99 percent of South Sudanese have voted for secession in a closely-watched referendum, according to provisional returnsLue lisää (englanti)

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