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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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On International Youth Day, Nepal highlights vital job training programmes

Dhal Bahadur Karki, now 37, spent much of his young life working as a labourer in his home country of Nepal. Despite being a skilled carpenter, he could find only sporadic employment at furniture factories in the capital city of Kathmandu. Frustrated by low pay, he moved to United Arab Emirates asLue lisää (englanti)

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One year after floods hit Pakistan, town gets a new face

The population of Khairpur Nathan Shah, a town of some 200,000 in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, has started to recover from large-scale floods one year ago that inundated their streets and sanitation systems with debris and other hazardous waste. Farmers and small business owners were amongLue lisää (englanti)

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Islamabad: The scope and scale of flooding across Pakistan in July and August last year was unfathomable, affecting the lives of over 18 million people, washing away communities and livelihoods, and forcing millions to flee their homes. A humanitarian operation was launched for the estimated 14Lue lisää (englanti)

Opportunities for Economic and Political Inclusion in the Arab Spring

In recent months, millions of people came onto the streetsof a number of Arab States demanding change. In Tunisia and Egypt, these uprisings led to the downfall ofregimes. In Libya, intense conflict continues. Elsewhere, many lives have alsobeen lost as regimes and their opponents have faced offLue lisää (englanti)

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Orissa’s women lead the way to safeguard turtles and spur new income

The efforts of a group of Indian women to simultaneously protect endangered sea turtles and boost their local economy were recognized at the 2010 Equator Prize award ceremony, organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the government of the Indian state of Orissa. TheseLue lisää (englanti)

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