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General Assembly confirms new four-year term for Helen Clark as UNDP Administrator

New York – The United Nations General Assembly confirmed this morning the appointment by the Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, of Helen Clark as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) for a further four-year term. Helen Clark began her duties as Administrator of UNDPLue lisää (englanti)

Helen Clark: ‘The time is right for Legal Empowerment of the Poor’

On 23 October, Helen Clark participated alongside Mary Robinson, George Soros and others in a high-level roundtable discussion on Legal Empowerment of the Poor, jointly organized by the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP as part of the European Development Days celebration inLue lisää (englanti)

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Helping Haitians prepare for the future

Cap Haitien, Haiti -- The Government of Haiti and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the first prevention plan to reduce vulnerability to seismic threats. The new plan aims to reduce impacts in earthquake-prone areas by improving resilience of infrastructure and reducing risksLue lisää (englanti)

Herders contribute to conservation in the Altai Mountains in Mongolia

By Onno van den Heuvel, Environment and Energy Programme OfficerHerder groups in Tarialan soum are collectively developing wild habitat conservation maps, their own land-use plans and demonstrating best practices for water, forest and pasture management, which can be reproduced nationwide. UNDPLue lisää (englanti)

High Level Event on Forests and Climate Change

New York - In an unprecedented display of cooperation between developed and developing countries on climate change, eighteen Heads of State gathered at UN headquarters in New York to publicly express their commitment and support for REDD—Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forestLue lisää (englanti)

High-Level Haiti Donors' Conference to be held

New York -- The United Nations and United States, in cooperation with the Haitian Government, will convene a high-level donors’ conference - ‘Towards a New Future in Haiti’ - on 31 March at United Nations Headquarters in New York to secure the financial resources necessary for Haiti’s recovery, andLue lisää (englanti)

Homophobic hate crimes on the rise, UN human rights chief warns

Hate crimes against lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people are rising around the world, the United Nations human rights chief said today, urging governments to do much more to eliminate discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation or gender identity. In a video messageLue lisää (englanti)

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Honduras: Modern irrigation project boosts farmers’ competitiveness

By Ana Elsy Mendoza Rural families in central Honduras have seen their production capacity increase drastically following the creation of a new infrastructure and irrigation project. With a US$8.96 million investment, the ‘Modernization of Irrigation in Micro River Basins of the West ComayaguaLue lisää (englanti)

Human Development Indicators now on Google's Data Explorer

United Nations — Vital international development information is now available on Google via its Public Data Explorer - providing access to key data from 21 years worth of research, including the Human Development Index. “Making this information more accessible through Google gives Internet usersLue lisää (englanti)

Human Rights Day PSA

The concept of non-discrimination lies at the heart of human rights. Twenty-six of the Universal Declaration’s 30 Articles begin with the  words “Everyone…” or “No one…” Everyone should enjoy all human rights. No one should be excluded.  All humanLue lisää (englanti)

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