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Afghan women prepare to cast their votes

Women in Mazar prepare for the Aug. 20 elections.(Photo: Amandine Roche (UNDP/ELECT)By Shafiqullah Waak, UNAMAFor Latifa Sayed, 34, the last two months have been very rewarding. She has been working as an election civic educator and teaching less educated women in the city of Jalalabad, west of theLue lisää (englanti)

Afghanistan prepares for voting day

Photo: Amadine Roche (UNDP/ELECT)Kabul - Some 17 million ballot papers and nearly 100,000 ballot boxes are being delivered across the country by Afghanistan’s Independent Election Commission (IEC).“There will be 3,500 trucks involved all together in getting the material to the pollingLue lisää (englanti)

Afghanistan voter helpline answering 35,000 queries per week

Photo:Amandine Roche/UNDP ElectWith polling day just a week away, a non-stop humming sound emanates from the voter helpline call centre that operates in Kabul. All operators are as busy as ever, answering questions ranging from “Do women have the right to vote?” to “What isLue lisää (englanti)

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Afghanistan: UNDP highlights success stories in newly launched annual report

Kabul - Despite being confronted with major security challenges and a fragile political environment in Afghanistan, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) remains committed to improving the lives of Afghans, many still suffering following decades of war, recurrent natural disasters and a continuingLue lisää (englanti)

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Africa forum: Call for post-2015 vision to build peace and overcome violence

Monrovia, Liberia, 4 December 2012 –A major regional forum in Monrovia has called for peace and security to be one of four core dimensions of the world’s development framework beyond 2015. Representatives from eight governments, civil society organizations, academia, the media, trade unions, youth,Lue lisää (englanti)

Africa-China conference calls for pragmatism, country-specific policies

The two-day Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference came to a close on 2 November 2010, having gathered 250 participants from more than 23 countries from Africa and other regions. Speaking at the closing session, Huang Chengwei, Deputy Director General of the InternationalLue lisää (englanti)

Africa-China conference focuses on knowledge sharing, domestic solutions

Key speakers at the opening session of the Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference agreed that there was no magic bullet to reducing poverty.  While there was broad consensus that Africa should learn from China’s impressive growth over the last three decades, as well asLue lisää (englanti)

Africa: Green sources of energy

World Environment Day 2009 > Africa: Green Sources of Energy Watch the larger versionIn Africa, UNDP, as an implementing partner of the Global Environment Facility (GEF), is getting people in remote areas onto the electrical grid by harnessing green sources of energy like hydropower and solarLue lisää (englanti)

African countries pledge assistance to Haiti

African countries pledged more than eight million dollars during last week’s International Donors' Conference for Haiti to help the country recover from the devastating earthquake of 12 January.The pledges made included: USD 1 million from The Gambia; USD 204,000 from Mali;  USD 1 millionLue lisää (englanti)

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African position on post-2015 development framework to take shape in Senegal

Dakar, Senegal -- Representatives from government, regional and international bodies, the private sector and civil society from across Africa are gathering today in Dakar to discuss top priorities to be included in the global development framework beyond 2015, which will be debated at the UNLue lisää (englanti)

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