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Kenyan sports stars give election violence the boot

A national campaign supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is using footballers and other sports stars, along with a range of other methods, to reduce the risk of violence in Kenya’s upcoming elections. Kenyan rugby sevens star Lavin Asego is focussing on a new challengeLue lisää (englanti)

Kenyans vote for new constitution with UN support

Kenyans today had two reasons to celebrate – a peaceful referendum and a new constitution, endorsed by 67 percent of the voters. The ratification of the new constitution paves the way for the introduction of a number of measures including a bolstered bill of rights, devolution of power,Lue lisää (englanti)

Khartoum Declaration fosters new cooperation

Khartoum - The Regional Conference on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) Control concluded on May 23rd with the agreement of Sudan, Central African Republic,Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo and Libya to improve their cooperation and coordination through the creation of a regional mechanism thatLue lisää (englanti)

Kuwait contributes US$1 million to United Nations' work in Haiti

Funds will support UNDP rubble removal and job creation projects New York – The Government of Kuwait has contributed US$1 million to support the work of the United Nations in the Haiti post-earthquake recovery process. The money will go toward UNDP’s livelihood programme,Lue lisää (englanti)


Kuwait donates additional US$2 million for UNDP’s support to people affected by crisis in Syria

New York – The State of Kuwait has contributed US$2 million towards the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) emergency support to the people of Syria as they struggle to rebuild lives and livelihoods disrupted by the ongoing crisis there.  The funds will be used by UNDP inLue lisää (englanti)


Landmine clearing efforts help boost Angola’s recovery

Luanda, Angola – Angolans can now build infrastructure and farm crops more safely, as more than 870 million square metres of land have been cleared of mines since 2008. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has contributed to local efforts by training more than 1,000 demining specialistsLue lisää (englanti)


Largest ever Social Good Summit brings together 70+ global Meetups

As the two-day Social Good Summit came to a close, UNDP’s global network of country offices held an unprecedented number of meetups around the world. From Rwanda to Ukraine, China to Panama, Zimbabwe to Georgia, people met up in more than 70 countries to discuss how new technology, innovation andLue lisää (englanti)

Latex extraction provides income to indigenous peoples in Brazil

The Rikbaktsa – an indigenous community spread over 34 villages and 400,000 hectares in the state of Mato Grosso, northwest Brazil – are extracting latex from native rubber trees and receiving a fixed income. Latex extraction had been a common practice among their community for moreLue lisää (englanti)

Latin America’s first water-powered bus on the streets of São Paulo

Latin America's first hydrogen-powered bus in São Paulo, Brazil, is fueled by water and exudes clean vapor instead of fumes.(Photos: UNDP)New York - Imagine quiet, water-fueled buses and cars that exude clean vapor instead of fumes. In Latin America, this dream may be closer to reality, with theLue lisää (englanti)

Launch of "Getting Ahead: Testimonials of Women in Politics"

For more information, please visit www.iknowpolitics.orgAs part of the 53rd Session on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and to celebrate the International Women’s Day, The International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) and its partners launched a filmLue lisää (englanti)

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