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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)

Hunger is the lack of rain

The Chefo river, close to Chicualacuala, has dried up. Communities used to fish there.(photo: Isabel Kreisler/UNDP)“Hunger is the lack of rain.” ("A fome é a falta de chuva"): these are the words of a local farmer from Chicualacuala, a small town situated in the South-westLue lisää (englanti)

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Hurricane Sandy kills around 80 in the Caribbean, 1.8 million affected in Haiti

Port-au-Prince/New York - Hurricane Sandy, which ploughed through the Caribbean region before hitting the eastern coast of the United States, severely impacted several countries causing nearly 80 deaths: 60 in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, two in the Bahamas, two in the Dominican Republic and one inLue lisää (englanti)

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IDB and UNDP agree to deepen cooperation

The Islamic Development Bank signed a three-year agreement Friday with the United Nations Development Programme to deepen the long-standing collaboration between the two organizations.  The statement of intent, on disaster recovery and reduction,  was signed by UNDP Administrator HelenLue lisää (englanti)

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Iker Casillas encourages youth in Uzbekistan to volunteer

The 5th of December is the day when the world is celebrating International Volunteer Day. This year, the United Nations’ campaign to promote volunteerism in Uzbekistan is joined by no other than Iker Casillas, world renowned goalkeeper, captain of Real Madrid and the Spanish national football teamLue lisää (englanti)

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In Afghanistan, Mullahs use Islam to help women

By Sayed Barez, UNAMA The Government of Afghanistan is tapping mullahs and religious elders to make people aware of the rights women are entitled to in accordance with Islamic Laws through a programme supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The national programme, which isLue lisää (englanti)

In Bangladesh, poverty eradication efforts ripple through communities

By UPPR Staff20 July 2010, Mymensingh, Bangladesh — In Mymensingh, a district in northern Bangladesh, it was not so long ago that Asea Begum, 35, and her family had only one meal a day, consisting of plain rice and a few pieces of chilli.  Her growing children were always hungry.  HerLue lisää (englanti)

In DRC, an Atlas to boost renewable energies

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has adopted, for the first time in Africa, an interactive atlas of renewable energy sources. A virtual continent, the DRC has a wide diversity of natural resources, allowing it to consider a significant growth in hydro, wind and solar energy. With 600Lue lisää (englanti)

In Focus: Haiti

Earthquake in Haiti Donate: UN Foundation  Map: Earthquake damage | Population exposure Hotline for UN staff: +1 212 963 4139 Latest News Images of earthquake relief Lue lisää (englanti)

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