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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)

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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)

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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)

Launch of Africa Adaptation Programme in Namibia

Communal land farmers such as Paulus Amutenya will be increasingly vulnerable to climate change shocks due to the effects on rain-fed horticulture production.  (Photo: UNDP) Ondangwa – Namibia has become one of the first African countries to launch the climate change adaptation programme.Lue lisää (englanti)

Launch of inter-university development journal in Mozambique

The journal on economic, policy and development studies is published by eight Mozambican universities and is produced with UNDP support. It contains information produced in Mozambique, about Mozambique and for Mozambicans.“This publication will foster a country-wide debate on developmentalLue lisää (englanti)

Liberia: 1.7 million sign up to vote with UNDP support

Monrovia - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is among national and international agencies that laid the groundwork for the 1.7 million Liberians, almost half of them women, who last month completed registration to vote in upcoming elections. UNDP worked with the peacekeeping UNLue lisää (englanti)

Liberia: Ivorian refugee needs outstrip aid

Monrovia -- With a sharp increase in the number of Ivorian refugees crossing into Liberia during recent weeks following Cote d’Ivoire’s political crisis which began in November last year, United Nations agencies have pointed to the increasing need for emergency shelter. More than half of the 75,000Lue lisää (englanti)

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