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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)

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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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Football unites international community in campaign to end violence against women

New York - Top officials, staff and ambassadors to the United Nations took time out during the UN General Assembly today to play a friendly football match against a team assembled by the President of Bolivia Evo Morales. Both teams united to end violence against women in support of the SecretaryLue lisää (englanti)

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Former fighters find hope through skills training in Nepal

Nepalgunj - Bimala Ramjali was only 14 years old when her sister brought her to join the Maoist fighters, a group of communist insurgents in Nepal’s decade-long war that claimed 13,000 lives.  Now 28, with a two-year-old daughter playing at her feet, she talks about her family and her newLue lisää (englanti)

Foundations and civil society organizations convene during UN Week to advance Post 2015 development agenda

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were at the heart of discussions on 27 September, as various stakeholders met at the Ford Foundation in New York to discuss how philanthropies and their civil society partners can contribute to the future development agenda, to be renewed in 2015. The event –Lue lisää (englanti)

Future uncertain for Pacific Islands like Kiribati

Boobu Tioram stood on the beach and gestured toward a point about 20 metres into the sea and explained that his first house once stood on a spot now covered in swelling ocean waves. Tioram, a resident of the Pacific island of Kiribati, hasLue lisää (englanti)

GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Project Wins International Maritime Award

The GloBallast Partnerships Project won an award as the “Best Innovative Project” for its efforts in finding solutions to the management of ships’ ballast water. As a capacity building project, it assists developing countries and their maritime industries in implementing international regulationsLue lisää (englanti)

Gaza update: UNDP begins to assess damages

© UNDPUNDP, in its capacity as the coordinator of the UN Early Recovery team, has begun assessing the damage incurred from the 22 days of violence and is preparing a plan for reconstruction. UNDP is working closely with local municipalities, NGOs and the UN country team on the needs assessment. Lue lisää (englanti)

Gazan youth share ideas for change at the Social Good Summit

Champions from around the world came together Sunday to discuss global challenges at the Social Good Summit, including UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, music artists Pharrell and Alicia Keys, Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of the UN Population FundLue lisää (englanti)

Gender, climate change linked together in Danish torch ceremony

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark received a MDG3 Torch from Danish Minister of Development Cooperation Ulla Toernaes. (photo: UNDP)Women suffer the most from consequences of climate change. Gender issues must be considered as we react to climate changes. Today UNDP Administrator Helen Clark made aLue lisää (englanti)

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