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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)

Haiti earthquake: six months later

 In the six months since the earthquake that devastated Haiti on 12 January, UNDP has led several response efforts and aided the Haitian government and people in initiatives to reduce the risks of a future catastrophe.One week after the earthquake, UNDP established a cash-for-work programme thatLue lisää (englanti)

Haiti elections: cell phones and internet to facilitate voter turnout

Port-au-Prince - In preparation for Haiti’s second round of presidential and legislative elections this Sunday 20 March, the United Nations Development Programme is disseminating information to voters using text messages, a revamped website as well as activating a voter hotline. Since moreLue lisää (englanti)

Haiti must play lead role in quake rebuilding, UNDP official says

WASHINGTON—International organizations are playing a key role in rebuilding Haiti two years after a devastating earthquake, but long-term success requires ownership by citizens of the Caribbean island nation, UN Development Program (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan said. “You cannotLue lisää (englanti)

Haiti recovery begins with population's direct involvement

The cash-for-work programme launched Tuesday builds on UNDP’s Briquettes Project, a cash-for-work programme designed to combat climate change and reduce poverty. (Photo: UNDP) With the recovery process in earthquake-ravaged Haiti shifting gears fromLue lisää (englanti)

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Haiti: Four years later, quake-affected communities at the centre of development efforts

Four years after the 2010 earthquake, enormous efforts have been made to help the country recover and improve the lives of Haitians in the affected neighbourhoods. More than 80 percent of the 10 million cubic meters of debris generated by the earthquake have been cleared from the streets ofLue lisää (englanti)

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