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Recognition for sustained partnership between France and UNDP

New York – With a decades-long history of cooperation between France and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), French Minister for Development Pascal Canfin and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met today to discuss forthcoming strategic priorities. Ongoing cooperation to advanceLue lisää (englanti)

Reflections on Independence Day in South Sudan

  It seems a little strange to fall asleep in one country and wake up the next day in a completely new one, all without having moved a single step. I went to bed in Sudan on July 8th, and awoke in the Republic of South Sudan on July 9th. I was offered the chance to witness history firsthandLue lisää (englanti)

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Rehabilitating Angola’s protected coastal areas

Luanda – In an important move to promote sustainable development across its national territory, the Government of Angola will step up its efforts to protect a vast natural area along the Atlantic coast. Under a new agreement, the country’s Ministry of Environment will work with the GlobalLue lisää (englanti)

Release of thousands of detainees secured in Somalia

14 April – Over the past two years, the UNDP-supported Police Advisory Committee (PAC) has secured the release of more than 5,000 detainees in South Central Somalia, an achievement celebrated during the PAC’s annual debriefing meeting last week in Kampala.The Police Advisory CommitteeLue lisää (englanti)

Released politician pays an emotional visit to UNDP Colombia

Alan Jara (front, in brown jacket) visited UNDP's office in Colombia.  He was freed this past February, after being held hostage following his abduction in 2001.Photo: UNDP ColombiaBogotá - With a heartfelt welcome, UNDP Colombia received Alan Jara, former governor of the Meta department, with warmLue lisää (englanti)

Religions take a bold step towards a low-carbon future

Windsor, UK - Nine of the world’s major religions today announced new, concrete actions to tackle climate change at a summit organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the non-profit group Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and HRH The Prince Philip, who hostedLue lisää (englanti)

Representatives of youth employment programme meet in Dakar

Representatives of UNDP’s Regional programme for Social Cohesion and Youth Employment convened in Dakar, Senegal earlier this month. They were joined by Directors in charge of Youth Employment, members of UNESCO, the International Labor Organization and the Spanish government Cooperation anLue lisää (englanti)

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Resilience takes root in eastern Chad

Visiting Chad from 14 to 17 September, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, traveled to the Sahel region of Dar Sila, located in the east of the country, to witness the implementation of a new program of resilience. UNDP and its partners, civil societyLue lisää (englanti)

Response to US House Foreign Committee Chairman on UNDP

Dear Madame Chairman:The statement issued from your office last week about the U.N. Development Programme’s activities in Syria was apparently based on incomplete and inaccurate media reports. In light of developments in Syria, UNDP leadership had already decided to defer consideration of aLue lisää (englanti)

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