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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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Liberians Urged To Cast Ballots in Runoff Vote

WASHINGTON, Oct. 26—Liberia’s ongoing election poses a major test for the West African country, a senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) official said here Wednesday, urging Liberians to turn out in large numbers for a runoff vote Nov. 8. “Second elections [after a crisis] are quiteLue lisää (englanti)

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MDGs remain top of the agenda at world leaders' annual meeting in New York

As world leaders gather in New York, the United Nations called on Member States to sustain efforts towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) - eight internationally-agreed goals which seek to end extreme poverty worldwide by 2015. In his report to the General Assembly, UN SecretaryLue lisää (englanti)

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Madagascar voters elect new president in largely peaceful ballot

People in Madagascar voted Friday in a presidential run-off expected to end the country’s four-year political stalemate. Close to 8 million registered women and men were due to elect a president and 151 members of parliament. The vote is seen as an important step toward resuming development in aLue lisää (englanti)

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Madagascar votes in bid to revive democracy

Nearly eight million people in Madagascar were expected to vote for a new president, in an election postponed several times and widely expected to break the country’s five-year political impasse. Since late 2008, the “Big Island” has been mired in a political crisis that has had a severe impact onLue lisää (englanti)

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Arab region: Making sure that everyone counts

Cairo - Population and development in the Arab region were issues discussed this week in Cairo, during a three-day conference that ended with a declaration highlighting the need to empower women, promote gender equality, and step up efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals. “The status ofLue lisää (englanti)

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Malawi 50 years later: the importance of the 2014 elections

Thousands of registered voters are expected to line up to cast their votes in tomorrow’s tripartite elections and the majority are women This year marks the 50th independence anniversary in Malawi and tomorrow the first-ever tripartite elections in the country will take place, an event thatLue lisää (englanti)

Malawi on the road to fighting poverty

 Rajab poses for a photograph besides his TV set. (Photo: UNDP)Five years ago, Mwandama village in the Southern district of Zomba, Malawi’s former capital city was a hunger prone area. Although they are a predominantly farming area, the yields were very low. Few people could afford fertilizerLue lisää (englanti)

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