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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)


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)


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)


Oscar-winning artist Jared Leto, UNDP and partners call for continued support for Haiti

New York, USA - Thousands of fans joined actor, musician and philanthropist Jared Leto to discuss the challenges and advances in Haiti during a fundraising concert and conversation held on 30 September. The Oscar-winning actor invited UN Assistant Secretary-General and UN Development ProgrammeLue lisää (englanti)

Outlawing Women: Effects of laws criminalizing women’s sexuality

New York -- UNDP, together with civil society partners – including women’s groups and LGBT groups, and academia, co-sponsored a panel discussion, “Outlawing Women - Effects of Laws Criminalizing Women's Sexuality” at the New York Bar Association. The Beijing Declaration andLue lisää (englanti)

Over US $5 billion pledged for Haiti's recovery

Reconstruction of ‘a new, transformed Haiti’ begins United Nations member states and international partners pledged $5.3 billion for the next 18 months to begin Haiti’s path to long-term recovery from the January 12 earthquake. Over 150 countries and international organizations gathered March 31 atLue lisää (englanti)

Pakistan flood relief efforts continue on World Humanitarian Day

Map of UNDP support to Crisis Prevention and Recovery: For more information:http://www.undp.org/cpr/ http://www.sergiovdmfoundation.org/wcms/ http://ochaonline.un.org/whd/ http://www.reliefweb.int/rw/rwb.nsf/db900SID/KHII-88G9CR?OpenDocument New York - As United Nations agencies andLue lisää (englanti)

Pakistan flood victims lay foundations for new homes

Niat Zareen moved into her new house last month, more optimistic about the days to come. (Photo: UNDP) “I lost everything, my house, my land and my cattle. This house is a blessing. It has brought new light and hope to our lives.” Bibi Roshan, 54 and mother of six children, in the provinceLue lisää (englanti)

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