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New initiative to strengthen Sri Lanka’s criminal justice system

Colombo, Sri Lanka – The expertise of around 85 officers from the Criminal Division of Sri Lanka’s Attorney General’s Department will be strengthened as part of a training initiative to build trust in the country’s justice system. Supported by the United Kingdom, the initiative is part of theLue lisää (englanti)

New online platform boosts transparency in Mexican presidential elections

An innovative initiative is helping increase transparency in the upcoming general elections taking place 1 July in Mexico. A new online platform called Electoral Observation has been enabling citizens and 43 monitoring organizations to check information and send complaints in real time onLue lisää (englanti)

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New report highlights UNDP’s role in building peace in Bolivia

New York— Following the tension and violence that spread throughout Bolivia around the approval of a Constitution five years ago, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) played a key role in building peace, sparking a historical dialogue between political parties and civil society groups,Lue lisää (englanti)

New report urges governments to take swift action to face climate challenges

Governments around the world should take immediate actions to adapt to the impact of changing weather patterns on a wide range of economic and social activities, according to a top policy official of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the launch of a report releasedLue lisää (englanti)

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New roads pave way to improved livelihoods in rural Lao PDR

These days, Timchai, a farmer in the southern Lao province of Saravane, can make it to the market to sell her produce whatever the weather, thanks to a new village road built as part of an initiative supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In the past, during the five-monthLue lisää (englanti)

New technologies can help tackle violence, study says

ICTs now a promising tool in the right contexts   Washington, D.C. — New information and communication technologies (ICT) can connect citizens with one another and urgent responders, helping prevent violence and conflict, according to a new study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) andLue lisää (englanti)

Nordic lawmakers focus on Nepal's development challenges

Five-member Nordic delegation met withNepalese Prime Minister, Madhav Kumar andother senior officials.(Photo: UNDP) Kathmandu - Parliamentarians from Denmark and Norway were in Nepal last week on a five day visit, organized by the United Nations country team, to see first-hand the developmentLue lisää (englanti)

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Northern Uganda: Peace and incomes help to boost recovery

In the six years since the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group was driven out of the country, the improved security in northern Uganda is enabling tens of thousands of conflict-affected people to rebuild their lives by earning incomes from small businesses, and gaining access to land forLue lisää (englanti)

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Norway and UNDP reaffirm strategic partnership

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has met with Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Minister of Development Cooperation Heikki Holmaas in the wings of the UN General Assembly and thanked them for Norway’s strong partnership with UNDP. Prime Minister Stoltenberg co-chairs the UN Commission onLue lisää (englanti)

Noted author moderates Human Development Report launch in Washington, D.C.

Gregg Easterbrook is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution; a contributing editor of The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic and The Washington Monthly; and a columnist for the sports Web site ESPN.com. He wrote a column about UNDP's Human Development Report for ESPN on Nov. 14 (scroll downLue lisää (englanti)

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