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Microcredit helps cushion Jamaicans in harsh economic times

Kingston, Jamaica - Rose Marie Gayle received a US$200 micro loan that helped her expand her small business selling sweets, juice and phone cards outside a high school in Kingston.Following a longtime customer’s suggestion, Rose Marie visited the Kingston and St. Andrew Action Forum – aLue lisää (englanti)

Microfinance in the districts of Djibouti

Aicha (left) in her fabric and boubou gown store with Filsan (right)It is 9 a.m. in an alley in Balbala, an immense area on the outskirts of Djibouti City. People hurry to and fro in front of the shop run by Nima Moussa Warfa, as they embark on a shopping expedition, engaged in a quest for rice,Lue lisää (englanti)

Millennium Development campaign kicks off in Somalia

On 12 August, a jubilant mood took over the Somali towns of Garowe and Hargeisa as groups of young people marched along the streets in celebration of International Youth Day. They held aloft banners bearing messages from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) as loudspeakers everywhere excitedlyLue lisää (englanti)

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Mine Action Day 2014 - A Roundup of UNDP's Demining Efforts

New York - On Mine Action Day on 4 April, the UN will help raise awareness of the devastating toll that explosive remnants of war continue to exact upon communities, sometimes decades after conflicts come to an end.  This year, with Jordan and Uganda recently announcing that they are free ofLue lisää (englanti)

Mobile one-stop shops help recover lost IDs in Pakistan

Women line up to receive free legal services including IDs in mobile one-stop shops. (Photo: UNDP Pakistan) “I feel that I lost evidence of my existence as my house collapsed. I had to re-establish my identity.” Gul Pari, a 30-year-old single mother of five in the district of Nowshera,Lue lisää (englanti)

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Mongolia: UNDP chief calls for people-centred sustainable development as country faces mining boom

Ulaanbaatar - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark traveled 100 kilometres west of Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, today to Hustai National Park to meet with herders, women entrepreneurs, representatives from the national Chamber of Commerce and other beneficiariesLue lisää (englanti)

More than 1,700 observers oversee Mozambican elections

Maputo - Mozambique is almost ready for the elections. Seven helicopters are making the last material deliveries to the polling posts. The police are stationed to secure peace during the elections. The observer groups too, are geared up for their important role.More than 2,000 observers, nationalLue lisää (englanti)

More than sixty countries renew commitments to boost disaster risk reduction globally

Sendai, Japan: The World Ministerial Conference on Disaster Reduction, organized by Japan and the United Nations, concluded today calling for increased investment in disaster preparedness and recovery. The conference and its summary document contribute to the discussion on renewing the HyogoLue lisää (englanti)

Mozambique and 123 UN Member States discuss small arms control

From 14 – 18 June, 124 U.N. member states, regional and UN bodies as well as 260 civil society organizations discussed how to better control small arms, reviewing the progress made  under a 2001 U.N. programme to control the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons. Representatives ofLue lisää (englanti)

Mozambique prepares for October elections

”I have voted in every election since 1994. I feel it is my right as a citizen, and I want to use it”, said Mrs. Julieta Batista from Maputo as she registered on the 28th of July. Julieta had lost her old voter card. She said she would vote on the 28th of October, the date of theLue lisää (englanti)

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