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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)

UNDP scales up focus on human rights and coordination in AIDS, TB and Malaria responses

New York — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently launched a New Funding Model aimed at increasing strategic investments, achieving greater impact and engaging implementers and partners more effectively in responding to HIV, TB and malaria. This new model provides anLue lisää (englanti)

Global Human Development Forum in Istanbul this week to focus on sustainability and equity as priorities for “Rio + 20” conference

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan and Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan of Turkey will open the first “Global Human Development Forum” on March 22nd in Istanbul, leading discussions of development experts, government ministers, civil societyLue lisää (englanti)

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German Government, GEF, and UNDP partner to create largest global fund for ICCAs

Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea - 15 October 2014 - At a ceremony during the High-level Segment of the CBD COP12, the German Government, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a new partnership to create the largest global fund forLue lisää (englanti)

Global initiative helps foster better understanding of our common humanity, says UNDP Chief

On November 11, 2011, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark participated in “One day on Earth,” a global media event aimed at capturing a unique video snapshot of a single 24-hour period on earth. In New York, where UNDP has its headquarters, Helen Clark visited aLue lisää (englanti)

Government of Turkey and UNDP strengthen strategic partnership

Ankara – Greater cooperation to support Least Developed Countries in pursuing sustainable development and contributing to a new universal development framework will be central to the growing partnership between the Government of Turkey and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). ThisLue lisää (englanti)

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