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In Peru, restoring houses prevents disasters and preserves landmarks

An antique villa courtyard in Rimac converted into poor urban settlement for the poor. (Photo: Lorry Salcedo) In Peru about half a million people dwell in slums enclosed within historical architectural gems. In downtown Lima, UNESCO heritage site and onceLue lisää (englanti)

In Samoa, indigenous peoples use videos to show climate change damage

Indigenous peoples in Samoa are producing their own videos to voice the impacts of climate change on their habitat.  After representatives of eight villages learned film-making techniques in a series of workshops sponsored by the UNDP-Global Environment Facility (GEF) initiative, they interviewedLue lisää (englanti)

In Serbia, crackdown on corruption makes inroads, stokes confidence

Public support for Serbia’s crackdown on corruption increased sharply in 2012, according to the latest UNDP Corruption Benchmarking survey. “Corruption is second only to poverty among Serbia’s remaining challenges,” UNDP Resident Representative William Infante said. “But these data show thatLue lisää (englanti)

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In South Sudan, a renaissance for protected areas

Juba, South Sudan – In an important milestone for South Sudan’s conservation effort, hundreds of rangers are now patrolling the country’s largest national park. Less than two years after the beginning of a pioneering programme funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF), park authoritiesLue lisää (englanti)

In Southern Sudan, successes reported in HIV-AIDS fight

Counseling, testing, drug therapies work togetherFozia Bullen from Nagbaka village was amongthe first patients enrolled in AIDS treatment andcare at the Maridi Hospital ART Clinic.(Photo: UNDP)Juba — A major effort by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to combat an HIV/AIDSLue lisää (englanti)

In Sudan, fishermen reel in shared profit

“You can always tell when you are getting near the sea, says 50-year old Ali Abu Ali. “The air feels different; cooler against your skin.”Ali and most of the men in his village have been fishing most of their lives. For them, fishing is more than a job, it is a way of life; aLue lisää (englanti)

In Syria, UNDP helps to launch "interactive schools"

By Faten Tibi 20 December 2010, Damascus, Syria — UNDP has partnered with a multinational energy company and the government to introduce “interactive” schools, bringing closer students, parents and teachers through information and communications technology.   The three-way partnership —Lue lisää (englanti)

In Turkey, women's empowerment is in fashion

  A cooperative owner and worker prepares garments for Istanbul Fashion Week (Photo: UNDP) In Turkey’s southeast Anatolia region, where only 3 per cent of women are engaged in paid labour, UNDP and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)Lue lisää (englanti)

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In a world of 7 billion, fight against poverty and inequality remains critical

As the world’s population reaches an estimated 7 billion by the end of October 2011, sustainable development and the struggle against poverty and inequality are key issues countries continue to face. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is partnering closely with the UN PopulationLue lisää (englanti)

In northern Ghana, 10 horsepower helps to fight poverty

14 April 2010, Tamale, Ghana — Amadu Mahama has spent the last 20 years trying to make accessible modern energy services to his people in his native Tamale of northern Ghana.  He has never doubted that access to modern energy services is a key to reducing poverty, especially in rural areasLue lisää (englanti)

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