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Mushrooms for Money: UNDP works to alleviate poverty in rural China

Looking pleased, farmer Liu Zehua proudly gestures toward the piles of mushrooms that his fields are now producing at an increased rate of 20 percent, thanks to a UNDP programme that has already helped a million farmers in China to ramp up production and profits while using environmentally-soundLue lisää (englanti)

Myanmar: More than 170,000 people affected by cyclone Giri

Lessons were learned from Cyclone Nargisin 2008.(Photo: UNDP)Myanmar - Efforts to assess the full scale and extent of humanitarian need in Myanmar continue after a category-four cyclonic storm last week hit the country’s western coast, affecting more than 170,000 people.An estimated 177,000Lue lisää (englanti)

Myanmar: UNDP survey shows food and income shortfalls

UNDP survey shows food and income shortfalls for cyclone-hit populationDaw Aung Khin Oo from Minbya Townshipshows her damaged house. (Photo: UNDP)Sittwe – Preliminary estimates from rapid assessments of villages in western Myanmar affected by Cyclone Giri last month show widespreadLue lisää (englanti)

Namibia: Recovering from the worst floods in 46 years

UN agencies participated in the preparation of a Flash Appeal for US$ 2.7 million to support the Namibian Government’s response (Photo: UNDP)Since early 2009, torrential rains and severe flooding in the north-central and north-eastern regions of Namibia have killed almost 100 people.Out ofLue lisää (englanti)


Narrowing inequalities and ensuring stability could usher in new economic era for Nepal, says UNDP regional chief

KATHMANDU — Nepal could become an economic success story if it manages to consolidate its hard-won political reforms and stability and focus on equitable and inclusive growth, UNDP's regional chief for the Asia-Pacific region has told the country's leaders during a three-day visit.  Mr.Lue lisää (englanti)


Nations must lead and own justice for crimes, atrocities, UNDP chief says

The Hague—Justice will be delivered globally only when individual governments themselves shoulder responsibility for dealing with crimes and atrocities, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said here today. The International Criminal Court (ICC) “is not by virtue of its mandateLue lisää (englanti)

Nationwide programme guarantees employment for rural Indians

Udaipur, India - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark traveled to Bhilwara yesterday as part of her five day official visit to India. She was there to visit the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme, a programme which fights poverty in India by providing employment for those whoLue lisää (englanti)

Needs still urgent as flood-hit Pakistan starts to rebuild

Rebuilding basic infrastructure with involvement of communities. (Photo: UNDP Pakistan) New York – While needs are still urgent for millions whose lives and livelihoods were ruined by flooding across Pakistan six months ago, hundreds of thousands are working to transform their futuresLue lisää (englanti)


Nepal: New voices speak through People's Constitution

Kathmandu — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched a film documenting how the hopes and dreams of women, indigenous and disadvantaged groups in Nepal were fused into the country’s new constitution. ‘Voices from Below: Constitution Making in Nepal’ shows UNDP working with civilLue lisää (englanti)

Nepal: Training promotes peace and gets political parties talking

Leadership training in Nepal is helping political factions engage with each other in a more productive manner as the country works to draft a new constitution and reconcile following its decade long civil war.   Over 250 leaders of political parties, human rights organisations, local peaceLue lisää (englanti)

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