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Ethiopian crop yields to get boost from UNDP, Gates Foundation

As the United Nations steps up efforts to respond to a drought and food crisis across parts of the Horn of Africa, an initiative to double Ethiopia’s crop yields during the next five years will receive support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bill and Melinda GatesLue lisää (englanti)

Europe's new democracies poised to weather global economic slump

In a challenge to the sceptics, Jan Zielonka of Oxford University argues in the new issue of Development and Transition that emerging democracies in Central and Eastern Europe will survive the global economic slump intact. ‘The economic slowdown in Central and Eastern European countriesLue lisää (englanti)

Events highlight development progress and challenges in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. – A discussion on "Building on Progress in Afghanistan: 2014 and Beyond” was held in Washington today at an event organized in partnership between the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), offering a big picture ofLue lisää (englanti)

Evidence says the millennium goals are “within reach”

New York, 12 July 2010 — A synthesis of evidence from around the world, released by the United Nations Development Programme, vividly illuminates for the international community the path to creating a more healthier and richer world it envisioned a decade ago when it adopted the MillenniumLue lisää (englanti)

FYR Macedonia tests "One voter, One Ballot" initiative

Skopje – The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has voted in presidential and local elections seen as essential for the country’s accession to European Union and NATO membership. The elections took place peacefully, complying with international standards. In the process, theLue lisää (englanti)

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Faith-based groups play key role in advancing development goals, UNDP chief says

Hamburg—Faith-based organizations are playing a crucial role in efforts to build a more equitable and sustainable future, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark told a Protestant conference here.   “Many faith-based groups and leaders are already part of the drive toLue lisää (englanti)

Famine in Somalia may be over, but 2.3 million people still in crisis

Nairobi, Kenya  – The combination of a  massive scale-up in humanitarian assistance and an exceptional harvest have helped relieve famine conditions in Somalia, but interrupting assistance risks these gains, according to analysis released today by the Food and Agricultural Organisation’sLue lisää (englanti)

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Famine spreads to more areas in southern Somalia

Nairobi - Three new areas in southern Somalia have deteriorated into a famine situation. These are parts of Middle Shabelle region, the Afgooye Corridor settlements home to roughly 400,000 displaced people since 2007, and parts of Mogadishu which are hosting displaced populations. This follows aLue lisää (englanti)

Famous Iraqi musician returns to Baghdad for peace concert

More than 2,000 people from every corner of Iraq came to Baghdad last week to hear world-famous Iraqi musician Nasseer Shamma mark International Day of Peace at a concert jointly organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture. Shamma, who plays theLue lisää (englanti)

Farmers back on road to market in Pakistan

Road restored through a cash-for-work project. (Photo: UNDP Pakistan) “No one could reach our villages, we could not travel to visit doctors and most importantly the first post-flood crop of sugarcane, which we have managed to harvest, could not reach the market. But UNDP’s support toLue lisää (englanti)

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