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In Laos, community radio gives a voice to ethnic groups

The Khoun Community Radio in Lao PDR is entirely run by volunteers. (Photo: UNDP-Lao PDR)In Lao PDR, a country with 49 ethnic groups and a variety of languages, it is often difficult to access information in your own language. To reach those who were previously voiceless, the Ministry ofLue lisää (englanti)

In Laos, supporting local farmers helps to fight national poverty

2 June, Saravane, Laos — Oudone Vongkham, 60, lives in Naxay Noi Village, about 22 kilometres from the district of Saravane, on the southern tip of Laos.  He spends his days working on his farm.   When a new market was built in his village — with a newly paved road, linking his farmLue lisää (englanti)

In Memoriam: Fallen Colleagues - World Humanitarian Day 19 August 2013

Every year, on World Humanitarian Day, the UN family honours the lives and contributions of those who have passed away while serving the Organization. Today, we pay tribute to our United Nations Development Programme colleagues who lost their lives in a brutal terrorist attack on 19 June 2013 inLue lisää (englanti)


In Nepal, a simple solution brings light to mountain communities

Creating electricity for the planet requires hundreds of massive power plants, and a transmission grid system to deliver the power. In the Himalayan nation of Nepal, mountains impede this delivery. “Nepal is a poor country,” says Kiran Man Singh, a senior rural energy expert. “We don’t have manyLue lisää (englanti)


In Paris, Niger mobilizes $ 4.8 billion for development

Paris, France - In the wake of a major meeting of donors, Niger has collected $ 4.8 billion in substantial development-oriented funds with a focus on food security. Facing chronic food shortages and weakened by the security situation in neighbouring Mali, Niger has unveiled its new developmentLue lisää (englanti)

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)


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)

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