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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)

Pakistan's "'One UN' Programme"

The United Nations Pakistan’s One Programme Document was signed on 4 February. The ceremony was overseen by the Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousaf Raza Gillani and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.The pilot experiment is expected to lead to improved developmentLue lisää (englanti)

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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