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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)


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)

Living positively in Ecuador

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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)


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)


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)


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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