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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)

In western Honduras, communities draw on UNDP data to improve services

By Amy E. Robertson2 June 2010, San Francisco de Opalaca, Honduras — The residents of San Francisco de Opalaca, a small municipality in the remote mountains of western Honduras, have a long tradition of community organisation.  In the 1990s, they clamoured for and obtained communal landLue lisää (englanti)

Inclusive social contract is key to creating lasting systems in crisis, post-crisis countries, UNDP expert says

Washington — Broad national consultations play a key role in establishing governance and rule-of-law systems that will endure in countries emerging from conflicts and crises, according to a senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) expert. “Because we work in crisis areas, we are often present when aLue lisää (englanti)

Indigenous groups bear witness to climate change damage

The Baka people in Eastern Cameroon are using video cameras provided by UNDP and the Global Environment Facility to document how climate change is damaging the forests where they live. It’s just one way the UNDP is helping indigenous people, whose representatives are meeting at UNLue lisää (englanti)

Indigenous peoples redefine development

The word ‘development’ did not originally exist in most indigenous languages, but over the centuries, the lives of indigenous peoples have been turned upside down in the name of economicLue lisää (englanti)

Indigenous peoples: development with cultural identity

19 April – Over 2,000 indigenous peoples from around the world are meeting for the next two weeks at the United Nations headquarters in New York to discuss how they can “freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development”, as described by the 2007 UN Declaration on theLue lisää (englanti)

Indonesia safeguards forest, boosts livelihoods

New York – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today praised Indonesia for putting into action environmentally sensitive forest management techniques to create economic opportunities and improve livelihoods. Indonesia is implementing a programme, ReducingLue lisää (englanti)

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Indonesia: Partnership helps preserve climate and build green economy

Indonesia is the largest economy in Southeast Asia and growing fast, with a population of over 200 million.  Due to its hot and humid climate, the country faces an increasing demand for air conditioners, with a market estimated to reach 2.5 million units annually by 2015. The currentLue lisää (englanti)

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