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Saving nesting and wintering spots on Caspian coast

by Timur Dosmamedov, Communications Associate, UNDP Turkmenistan Photo: Alex Scherbina Shoreline monitoring expedition along the coast of the Caspian Sea. The Hazar Nature Reserve on the Caspian Sea Coast of Turkmenistan is a treasure trove of biological diversity. Predominantly wetland, theLue lisää (englanti)

Schools for Peace project promotes valuable lessons in Philippines

"Schools for Peace" is part of UNDP Philippines' Act for Peace Programme aimed at promoting such values to children in Mindanao’s conflict areas. Philippines—Most know actor Robin Padilla as the former “Bad Boy” of Philippine cinema. But now many, particularlyLue lisää (englanti)

Second Arab Knowledge Report addresses future generations

The Arab Knowledge Report 2010-2011, launched today, is the second in a series of reports that the United Nations Development Programme is jointly producing with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF). This year’s report addresses the crucial issue of preparing future generations forLue lisää (englanti)

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Second round of Presidential elections in Guinea-Bissau

After a successful first round which had a voter turnout of 88 percent - the highest in the history of democratic elections in the country, Guinea-Bissau held its second round of presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday 18 May. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) providedLue lisää (englanti)

UN Secretary-General Appoints Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal as Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of Abdoulaye Mar Dieye of Senegal as Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).    Mr. Dieye will replace Tegegnework Gettu, whoLue lisää (englanti)

Secretary-General nominates Helen Clark as new UNDP Administrator

Secretary-General BAN Ki-moon, following consultations with the Executive Board of UNDP, has written to the President of the General Assembly requesting the General Assembly to confirm Helen Clark of New Zealand as the new Administrator of the UNDP for a term of four years.  Miss Clark replaces Mr.Lue lisää (englanti)

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Security returning to DR Congo

Security is gradually returning to parts of the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo. “Security is coming back little by little. It is not perfect yet, but I must say that our freedom of movement is much better,” said Alphonsine Omoy, a resident of the town of Bunia in northeast DRC. ALue lisää (englanti)

Seeking a common roadmap on the Post-2015 Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean

New York - Ambassadors from the Group of Latin American and Caribbean Countries in the United Nations, civil society representatives, and UN System agencies from the region are meeting to discuss the way ahead for the post-2015 intergovernmental negotiations and the role the different stakeholdersLue lisää (englanti)

Sen, key contributor to the Human Development Report, awarded U.S. Humanities Medal

Amartya Sen, the Nobel laureate in economics, and a seminal contributor to the first Human Development Reports and the Human Development Index, was awarded the prestigious U.S. National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama on Monday night. Obama said the Indian economist, currently aLue lisää (englanti)

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Seoul Conference puts focus on the ‘how’ of post-2015 development goals

International experts tackled how new global development goals can best end poverty and protect the planet at a conference co-hosted by UNDP and the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seoul. The Millennium Development Goals, globally agreed targets to cut poverty and hunger, boost health,Lue lisää (englanti)

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