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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)

Governments give renewed focus to Earth's protected areas

(Photo by Biljana Sekulovska /UNDP)Nagoya - Governments from around the world currently meeting at a United Nations biodiversity conference in Nagoya, Japan, are to reaffirm their support for an ambitious plan of protection for areas that make vital contributions to community life andLue lisää (englanti)

Green Economy: A Transformation to Address Multiple Crises

An Interagency Statement of the United Nations SystemThe current financial and economic crisis is throwing millions of people into poverty, especially the most vulnerable in the developing world. This is happening amidst the ongoing food, water, energy, ecosystem, and climate crises. Together,Lue lisää (englanti)

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Group of Political Champions due to meet in Haiti to discuss disasters

New York – High-level figures from the United Nations, World Bank, CARICOM, European Union, the UK and US Governments will meet in Port au Prince on Monday to discuss how the international community can support the government in reducing Haiti’s vulnerability to disasters. They will visit sitesLue lisää (englanti)

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Guidebook launched to promote women’s participation in politics

With women underrepresented in high level politics and decision-making the world over, a new Guidebook produced by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) is showing political parties how they can begin to redress this imbalance by supportingLue lisää (englanti)

Guinea: Economic diversification and good governance at the heart of the debate

President Alpha Condé and other Guinean officials are gathering here for a two-day forum, along with development partners, for talks on diversifying the Guinean economy and shoring up democratic governance. Despite the country's substantial mining resources and agricultural and energy potential,Lue lisää (englanti)

Haiti and Dominican Republic join forces to protect border lakes

Photo: UNDP Flooded road between Dominican Republic and Haiti. Port-au-Prince – Since 2004, rising water levels in Lake Azuei in Haiti and Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic have contributed to environmental deterioration along the border. Environmental, agricultural andLue lisää (englanti)

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Haiti and Dominican Republic launch effort to create green border

Port-au-Prince – Haiti and the Dominican Republic kicked off a joint project last month to increase vegetation cover and improve living conditions for people on both sides of the countries’ shared border. The two neighbours, sharing the island of Hispaňola, launched a four-year project, GreenLue lisää (englanti)

Haiti earthquake hotline for UN staff

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and the whole of UNDP is mobilized to bring support and assistance to UNDP staff on the ground. A message to all staff from the Administrator has been posted on UNDP's Intranet. Staff members trying to get information about family members who were working inLue lisää (englanti)

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