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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)

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)

Genocide courts finish work in milestone for Rwanda’s healing

By Auke Lootsma, Country Director for the UNDP office in Rwanda Rwanda formally closed the Gacaca community courts today, after 10 years of prosecution of those accused in the 1994 genocide. Nearly two million suspects have been tried in hearings that typically took place outdoors, such as inLue lisää (englanti)

Georgia: Microloans offer new starts in war-torn regions

With funding from the European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) teamed up with seven local microfinance institutions to assist displaced persons, women entrepreneurs, small-scale farmers, and other socially and economically vulnerable communities to start up smallLue lisää (englanti)

Ghana launches development communication club

Deputy Minister for Information, James Agyenim-Boateng during the launch (Photo: UNDP Ghana)UNDP in Ghana has set up a "communication club" to engage students journalists on development issues.  Thanks to the club, the members will learn about the nature of development projects, theLue lisää (englanti)

Ghana peace architecture to get boost from lawmakers

Local chiefs convene in Accra to discuss Ghana's Peace Architecture (Photo: UNDP)Accra - Lawmakers in Ghana are this month due to consider backing an independent peace-building body that has helped to solve disputes between some of the country’s many distinct ethnic and tribal groups andLue lisää (englanti)

Ghana: New wells boost school attendance, improve public health

Villagers in Zukpuri draw water from a new well. (Photo: UNDP/CWI/SGP) Villagers in Zukpuri Traditional Area had poor access to potable water supply and very low sanitation conditions. In the dry season, women and children often spend over three hoursLue lisää (englanti)

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