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Fiji races to deadline for Millennium Development Goals

A family gets help with its bread business, school children receive vitamins and transportation that boost their studies, a village replants trees that replenish the environment.  These are some of the stories of hope, determination and new ideas from the Pacific nation of Fiji in its race toLue lisää (englanti)

Filipino Villagers transform once bare island into a natural park

By Mitchell P. Duran and Janette L. Garcia from UNDP PhilippinesIn the late ‘80s, the landscape of Samar Island, which holds one of the largest deposits of bauxite in Southeast Asia, was bleak and grim – treeless hilltops, swollen rivers that submerged homes, schools, churches andLue lisää (englanti)


Finally victims can explain in court what happened to them

Guatemala’s Attorney General discusses transitional justice challenges in her home country Those who deny the atrocities committed by both sides in Guatemala during that country’s 36 year civil war are among the biggest challenges to transitional justice for victims of the former regime, accordingLue lisää (englanti)


First Swahili edition of Human Development Report launched in Kenya

Kilifi, Kenya – A Swahili summary edition of the 2013 Human Development Report was launched here today by the UN Development Programme, marking the first time that UNDP’s flagship report has been available in the most widely spoken African language. The launch was hostedLue lisää (englanti)


First-ever visit by a UNDP Administrator to Namibia

“Our programmes here are strongly aligned with the country’s National Development Plan’s focus on inclusive growth, environmental sustainability, and capacity development.”  -Helen Clark Windhoek – On the first day of the first-ever visit by an Administrator of the United Nations DevelopmentLue lisää (englanti)

Fishermen abandon devastating fishing practices in Indonesia

World Environment Day 2009 > Fishermen abandon devastating fishing practices in IndonesiaWatch the larger versionFishermen in the community of Les, in Bali, used poison cyanide to stun and catch the ornamental fish that supplied their livelihood. But, after 15 years of this environmentallyLue lisää (englanti)

Five years later, the tsunami-affected teach the world how to build back better

On December 26, 2004, no one was prepared for the gigantic seismic sea wave that ravished the coasts of 14 countries in Asia, killing nearly one-quarter of a million people and displacing more than 2Lue lisää (englanti)

Flood-affected plant seeds for new livelihood in Pakistan

South Punjab farmer surveys seeds sprouting from UNDP package. (Photo: UNDP Pakistan) “My half-acre of paddy field, two hens and goat were washed away in the flooding. This farming package comes as a blessing at this dismal time.” - Imam Bibi, a 60-year-old of Hindu Wan village, Punjab,Lue lisää (englanti)


Football helps boost indigenous peoples’ income in Colombia

Bogotá – Sixty indigenous families in Colombia are celebrating the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, August 9, by selling their crafts in Bogotá, one of the host cities of FIFA’s U-20 World Cup, a football tournament for national teams with players under the age of 20. TheLue lisää (englanti)


Football legend Marta, in Sierra Leone, calls for more women decision-makers

Freetown — Five-time FIFA player of the year, Marta Vieira Da Silva, in Sierra Leone Sunday, threw her support behind efforts to involve more women in decision-making positions. During her two-day visit to the West African nation, the football star and Goodwill Ambassador for the UnitedLue lisää (englanti)

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