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International community tackles energy poverty for MDGs

International Community Must Tackle Energy Poverty to Speed Achievement of Development GoalsNew York ― UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on countries to work together to provide reliable sources of energy to the one fifth of the world’s population currently beyond the reach ofLue lisää (englanti)

International election observers to monitor Solomon Islands poll

HONIARA – More than 60 international observers will be deployed to polling stations in Solomon Islands for the country’s national parliamentary election next week.Sixty-two observers, working in teams of two to cover six sites each, will monitor conduct of the 4 August elections atLue lisää (englanti)

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International experience shows that peace is possible in Colombia

Bogota  – More than one thousand civil society representatives and dozens of international experts kicked off a three-day forum today aiming to involve Colombia’s society in the peace talks with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP, in the Spanish acronym). The Forum organizedLue lisää (englanti)

Investing in Haitian Women

Since the 12 January 2010 earthquake, UNDP has been playing a key role in the response to the crisis in Haiti. Acknowledging that only Haitians can rebuild their country again— and build it back better— UNDP has put job creation at the centre of all its recovery activities in theLue lisää (englanti)

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Investment in early childhood and youth vital for future of development in Panama

New report says children and young people “our today, but also our tomorrow” Panama – Building an equitable future in Panama that leaves no gaps in human development requires more and better investment in children and youth, according to a new report launched today by the United NationsLue lisää (englanti)

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Iraq - Working to End Domestic Violence Against Women Refugees of the Syria Conflict

  More than 2.5 million refugees have now fled the three-year conflict in Syria to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. The Kurdistan region of northern Iraq is home to some 225,000 displaced Syrians who have settled here in camps and amongst host communities, desperate to escape the ongoingLue lisää (englanti)

Iraq: Judicial security reforms take aim at gender-based violence

Baghdad – As it fights to improve security in the country as a whole, the Government of Iraq is also advancing a series of gender-related rule-of-law programmes to enhance protections for women in particular, with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Women in Iraq haveLue lisää (englanti)

Jacinta's story: A female judge in Timor-Leste

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Jamaica recovers from May 2010 outbreak of armed violence

By Sonia Gill, UNDP Jamaica Photo: UNDP in JamaicaPolice cordon a Kingston building damaged during May violence.Kingston, Jamaica – More than 65 civilians died during operations to halt a wave of violent attacks in Jamaica’s capital Kingston in May as security forces pursuedLue lisää (englanti)

Japan to strengthen development partnerships with UNDP

25 November 2009 -- The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme agreed to intensify cooperation for peace-building in Afghanistan and Pakistan during UNDP Administer Helen Clark’s visit to Japan from 24 to 25 November 2009.  During a two-day stay in Japan, Miss ClarkLue lisää (englanti)

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