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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)

Serbia's disabled get jobs boost from anti-prejudice actions

The number of disabled people in Serbia who secured jobs in 2010 was about four times higher than in 2009 due to a series of anti-discrimination actions by the Government and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). More than 2,500 disabled people found employment during the first nineLue lisää (englanti)

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Setting sustainable public transport in motion in South Africa

High travel demand for private cars and mini-bus taxis make transport the second-largest greenhouse gas emission source in South Africa, where urban areas are characterized by low residential densities and long travel distances, which particularly affect the low incomes sector of society. FuelLue lisää (englanti)

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Sierra Leone votes in landmark elections

Sierra Leone headed to the polls on 17 November to elect a new president, national assembly, mayors and local councils. The complex election marks a critical milestone for the country, ten years after the end of its brutal civil war. The West African nation has made considerable progress everLue lisää (englanti)

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Sierra Leone: Saturday courts tackle gender-based violence

Freetown, Sierra Leone – Survivors of sex- and gender-based violence in Sierra Leone are having their day in court, as the judiciary now sits on Saturdays in a critical first step towards clearing an estimated 700-case backlog. In the year since their inception in February 2011 the Saturday courtsLue lisää (englanti)

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Six months since Haiyan, Konno donates money for Philippine rebuilding

Japanese actress and writer Misako Konno has donated 1 million yen (approximately US$ 10,200) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help rebuild the Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan. The announcement comes on the six month anniversary of the disaster, which killedLue lisää (englanti)

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Social Good Summit 2013 gets underway

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark kick starts global conversation on technology, new media and the future of development New York — The Social Good Summit 2013 opened yesterday with the theme #2030NOW — how will the world look in 2030 and how can we shape it to improve the lives of thoseLue lisää (englanti)

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60 countries join Social Good Summit

UNDP takes the Social Good Summit around the world to over 60 countries making it a truly global conversation As the three-day Social Good Summit came to a close, UNDP’s global network of country offices held an unprecedented number of meetups around the world. From Bangladesh to Ukraine, Japan toLue lisää (englanti)

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Social Good Summit sparks record-setting global conversation on the power of technology and social media to solve the world’s greatest challenges

Thousands help summit span the globe – from hubs in New York, Nairobi and Beijing with meet ups in nearly 300 cities from Madrid to Mogadishu. New York, NY (September 25, 2012) – This year’s Social Good Summit sparked a record-setting global conversation on using social media and technology toLue lisää (englanti)

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