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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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Earthquake preparedness works, Indonesians show

Banda Aceh, Indonesia - When a powerful 7.6 magnitude earthquake hit the Aceh province in the northern tip of Indonesia on 10 January there was no damage or casualty—a very different situation compared to seven years earlier when a devastating quake and tsunami killed more than 230,000 peopleLue lisää (englanti)

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Ebola could set back development, says UN

The UN says action will be needed to protect vulnerable communities and their development achievements from the potential long-term effects of Ebola in West Africa. Declared an international emergency by the World Health Organization (WHO), the largest ever outbreak of the disease has now claimedLue lisää (englanti)

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Eco-friendly brick technique helps build a cleaner Bangladesh

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) have recently introduced energy efficient, smokeless brick-making technology to curb greenhouse gas emissions in Bangladesh. The new device, known as the Hybrid Hoffman Kiln, was originally developed inLue lisää (englanti)

Economic crisis impact in Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Turkey

The global economic crisis in Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States has significantly undermined growth and threatens to set back many of the gains of the past decade. As a result, UNDP – in partnership with ILO, UNICEF and FAO – has organized a conferenceLue lisää (englanti)

Education key as voters flood polls in Sudan

A polling staff member demonstrates the two choiceson the ballot for South Sudan’s referendum on independence,“unity” or “secession”, on the second day of voting ata polling centre in El Fasher, North Darfur. (Photo: UN / Olivier Chassot)Juba – Voters in SouthernLue lisää (englanti)

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Effectiveness, coherence and results at the heart of Sweden-UNDP Partnership

Realizing an inclusive consultation process for the post-2015 human development agenda, UN coordination and development effectiveness were three issues highlighted at a meeting today between Swedish Minister of Development Gunilla Carlsson and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)Lue lisää (englanti)

Egyptians learn from transition to democracy and social, economic advances in Brazil

A delegation of Egyptian business leaders and governmental officials wrapped up a two-day visit to Brazil this week and are heading to Chile to learn how the two South American countries transitioned to democracy in the 1980’s and 1990’s respectively, following two decades of military regime. TheLue lisää (englanti)

Eighty volunteer teachers combat illiteracy in Burkina Faso

Children at an elementary school in Iolonioro (Photo: UNDP) The school year could have started better for first-level elementary course students in Iolonioro, a village located in the middle of the bush in the south-west of Burkina Faso. In fact, following the maternity leave of their teacher,Lue lisää (englanti)

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