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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)

Philanthropic foundations engaged in post-2015 development agenda

New York — The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) hosted on 23 April a special event with philanthropic foundations from around the world to generate new ideas for advancing the global development agenda beyond the 2015 target date for the achievement of the Millennium DevelopmentLue lisää (englanti)

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Philippines: UN releases US$25 million to fund emergency response

The United Nations today announced an emergency allocation of US$25 million to fund critical relief efforts in the wake of Super Typhoon Haiyan, which carved a trail of destruction across the Central Philippines on 8 November. Speaking at a press briefing in New York today, OCHA’s Director ofLue lisää (englanti)

Phone text messaging aims to boost participation in Haitian elections

Pierre-Antoine Archange, UNDP Programme Manager for Democratic Governance, with a poster displaying hotlines and SMS numbers to encourage voter participation(Photo: UNDP)Phone text messages, radio and TV campaigns are being used to raise voter turnout in Haiti’s Sunday Senate elections.  TheLue lisää (englanti)

Political leaders, UNDP calling for sound democratic governance

Dakar, Senegal – The 8th annual meeting of the UNDP’s Democratic Governance Group opened yesterday in Dakar, Senegal, with high-level political leaders agreeing that a strong state is needed to ensure peace, security and prosperity for the world’s citizens. The conference whichLue lisää (englanti)

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