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Jewish Climate Change Campaign launched with vegetable oil-powered bus

UN Representatives gathered outside their headquarters in New York today to send off a vegetable oil-powered bus on a cross-country tour. The bus is being driven by members of Hazon, the U.S.'s largest Jewish environmental non-profit, and the send-off marks the launch of the Jewish Climate ChangeLue lisää (englanti)

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Joint effort helps restore Danube River and Black Sea ecosystems

An international plan, supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), has helped to restore the fragile plant and animal life of the Danube River basin after 75 years of agricultural, industrial and municipal pollution. Nitrogen, phosphorus and other harmful chemicals, for exampleLue lisää (englanti)

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Joint partnership means 10,000 police will receive HIV stigma prevention education

Bangkok – As many as 10,000 junior Thai police officers per year will soon receive education on HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination due to a new partnership signed today, 17 September, by the Royal Thai Police, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Foundation for AIDS Rights and theLue lisää (englanti)

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Jordan first Arab country free of landmines

Today, Jordan marked a historical milestone. It is the first country in the Middle East to meet the deadline set by the Ottawa Mine-Ban Treaty and declare itself free of landmines. The Northern Border Clearance Project, which celebrated its completion today, succeeded in clearing an estimatedLue lisää (englanti)

Journalists commit to fair communication on Mozambique election

Filimaõ Saveca from Correio da Manhã and Ermelinda Nhatavefrom Radio Terra Verde (Photo: UNDP) Maputo, 24 September 2009 - “Being impartial, truthful and not influencing the voter in any way will be the key principles guiding me during the current election campaign.” This was theLue lisää (englanti)

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Justice and security central to crisis recovery

New York - A new report states that security and the rule of law are essential to recovery from crisis situations. “We have seen around the world, that men and women affected by crisis in the first instance expect security,” said Helen Clark, head of the United Nations Development Programme, atLue lisää (englanti)

Kazakhstan: Reconstruction of old water pipeline system

  A new water tower in Kok-Ozek. (Photo: UNDP/Every Drop Matters) Every Drop Matters is a partnership between UNDP and The Coca-Cola Company aiming to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals by improving access to safe drinkingLue lisää (englanti)

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Kenya elects president and public officials in landmark vote

Kenyans headed to the polls on March 4th to elect a new president and a host of local and regional representatives in an election seen as critical for the country’s nation-building effort. “My sincere hope is that Kenyans will come out in large numbers to participate in the elections peacefully. IfLue lisää (englanti)

Kenya: Rooting women into enterprise

24 women graduated with certificates following a 10 day intensive workshop organised to promote women in business and investment in Kenya through capacity development support.(Photo:UNDP)A Swahili word that means "to prosper", "Fanikisha" sums up the success of a joint projectLue lisää (englanti)

Kenya: Wetlands conservation project raises living standards

Tree planting exercise in Laikipia District, Kenya.( Photo: UNDP/Geoffrey Kamadi) Nairobi – In one of Kenya’s most polluted river basins, a conservation and livelihood improvement project coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has helped raise health andLue lisää (englanti)

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