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Preserving culture, protecting villagers in Fiji

Tai Butani is the only person left in Lomawai village who continues to produce salt from the mangrove ponds, a tradition that has been part of village life for generations.Lomawai village lies on the Island of Fiji, and is well-known for its salt producing tradition. UNDP Global EnvironmentalLue lisää (englanti)

Preventing illegal flow of guns is key to reducing poverty

UNDP echoes the call for tougher measures to curb illicit small arms, reduce violence and give affected countries a better chance to overcome poverty. New York—As talks on curbing the illicit trade in small arms ended here Friday, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Mexico,Lue lisää (englanti)

Private sector must invest in developing countries

Washington—The world has changed tremendously in recent years, paving the way for new partnerships in development and a new role for the private sector, UNDP Assistant Administrator Sigrid Kaag said here Friday.   “The entire geopolitical and multilateral landscapes have changed phenomenally.Lue lisää (englanti)

Pro-poor initiative to boost job creation in Africa

Cape Town, South Africa – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new initiative to boost job creation through pro-poor business development that engages low-income people in Africa as customers, employees, producers or entrepreneurs. The African Facility for InclusiveLue lisää (englanti)

Promoting youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Protecting displaced people in South Sudan

Peter Gatkuoth Biel, has been elected to represent people displaced by the conflict in South Sudan – at a United Nations-run camp in Juba. He casts a concerned look at the hundreds of women, men and children who have gathered in his compound. There are more than 14,000 in the camp, and theLue lisää (englanti)

Providing identification papers in Sri Lanka

On 18 May 2009 the Sri Lankan Government formally announced its military victory over the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) and its regaining of complete territorial control over Sri Lanka. The final weeks of the conflict resulted in an estimated 200,000 people fleeing the fighting.Lue lisää (englanti)

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Putting an end to the racial divide

New York – Between 20 to 30 percent of the Latin America and Caribbean population is of African descent. Even though citizens of African ancestry comprise more than half of the population in countries like Brazil, throughout the region they still face discrimination and experience disproportionateLue lisää (englanti)

Qatar and UNDP finalize agreement to set up Arab region anti- corruption initiative in Doha

New York - The UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States at UNDP, Ms. Amat Al Alim Alsoswa, visited His Excellency the Attorney General of the State of Qatar, Dr. Ali Ben Fetais Al Marri, in Doha this week to discuss ongoing efforts to promote transparentLue lisää (englanti)

Qatar backs anti-corruption project in Arab States

Qatar partners with the United Nations Development Programme to implement a new Arab anti-corruption project, marking the first time that an Arab country will work with the organization on a regional democratic governance initiative. The agreement is part of a new Anti-Corruption and Integrity inLue lisää (englanti)

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