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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)

Response to media coverage of Timor Leste National Human Development Report 2010

International and Australian media have recently reported on a leaked early draft of the Timor Leste National Human Development Report 2010. This report generally focuses on progress achieved by Timor Leste, noting its free and fair elections, constitution-building, development vision, and legalLue lisää (englanti)

Response to media coverage of UNDP-GEF projects

Response to media coverage on the recent evaluation of “UNDP Contribution to the Environmental Management for Poverty Reduction: The Poverty Environment Nexus.” (27 January 2011)Background:UNDP strongly believes in the relationship between poverty reduction and sound environmentalLue lisää (englanti)

Response to media coverage of shelters in Afghanistan

UNDP Afghanistan works very closely with government ministries, particularly the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, towards improving the situation for Afghan women. Through our partnership with the Government, from 2007 to 2010, total expenditure was US$6.3 million on a range of gender-relatedLue lisää (englanti)

Restoring crucial Chinese wetlands will help preserve livelihoods

 UN volunteer expert examines ditches in the Ruoergai wetlands nature reserve, Sichuan Province, China. (Photo UNV). Thousands of drainage holes scar the otherwise flawless landscape of China’s Ruoergai wetlands, constituting the single most serious threat to its high mountainLue lisää (englanti)

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Right to health, right to life – high-level meeting on HIV and human rights

Human rights are essential for the response to HIV. "Right to health is right to life” - with this motto a high level meeting on HIV and Human Rights, organised by the EU and UNAIDS, took place in Brussels on 27-28 May. The meeting united representatives of the European Institutions, civilLue lisää (englanti)

Rio +20: More than $500 billion pledged by leaders across broad spectrum

Rio de Janeiro - More than $500 billion were pledged by governments, multilateral development banks, the private sector and other groups at the Rio+20 conference, which concluded on Friday. “Rio+20 has affirmed fundamental principles -- renewed essential commitments – and given us newLue lisää (englanti)

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