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Pakistan: Floods cause enormous damage and human need

Efforts to assess the full scale and extent of humanitarian need in Pakistan continue this weekend after two weeks of heavy rain and floods left more than 1,300 people dead and 14 million affected. As specialists in vulnerability assessment are dispatched to some of the worst hit andLue lisää (englanti)

Pakistan: breaking the glass ceiling

By Mehreen Saeed, UNDP PakistanMembers of the Women Parliamentary Caucus in Pakistan.Pakistan has a high rate of women in Parliament compared to other countries in South Asia, with women accounting for 19 percent of representatives in the upper and lower houses. However, women in Pakistan stillLue lisää (englanti)

Panel arrives to monitor voting in Southern Sudan referendum

Voter Registration for Southern Sudan Referendum (Photo: UN / Tim McKulka) Khartoum - Members of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Panel tasked with monitoring the upcoming referenda on self-determination in Sudan have arrived in Khartoum to begin a critical visit on the eve ofLue lisää (englanti)

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Parliamentarians and youth leaders push for greater political participation by Latin American youth

Brasilia – More than 22 parliamentarians from 13 Latin American and Caribbean countries met last week in Brasilia to step up efforts aimed at enhancing political participation by the region's youth. The forum, “Youth and political participation in decision-making” took place on 1-3 October inLue lisää (englanti)

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Parliamentary elections in Togo: strengthening democracy and the rule of law

Lome - More than three million Togolese headed to the polls peacefully today to elect a new Parliament. The ballot had been postponed several times over disagreements regarding the country’s electoral reform agenda. The election will represent an important milestone in the consolidation of Togo’sLue lisää (englanti)

Partnership Agreements signed between Government of Luxembourg, UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UNCDF

New York - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have signed a revised Partnership Framework Agreement with the Government of Luxembourg toLue lisää (englanti)

Partnerships for social good and sustainable development take on a new look

The UN Development Programme hosted a unique event in Bangkok this week that brought innovators together from a range of sectors and organizations to discuss new ways of partnering for development. Participants challenged traditional concepts of corporate social responsibility, philanthropicLue lisää (englanti)

Peace and development at stake in Ghanaian vote

Ghanaians will vote for a president and members of parliament on December 7 in an important test for the country’s long democratic tradition. Building on twenty years of uninterrupted growth, Ghana, now a middle-income country, is also known for its expert management of elections. The country’sLue lisää (englanti)

People's voices must be heard in fight against poverty

New York – The global fight against poverty can only be won with the help of the world’s citizens, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) stressed during a meeting with leaders of advocacy and policy organizations in New York. “The threats of today’s multiple crises toLue lisää (englanti)

Peru: Health in Andes gets boost from cleaner cooking

Lima - A partnership to help clean up air and reduce waste from cooking fuels in households of the Peruvian Andes has contributed to dramatic improvements in family health, according to an impact survey completed earlier this year.The initiative, called “Sembrando”, led by PeruvianLue lisää (englanti)

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