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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)

Social Media: an Outside the UN Perspective

Four leading social media experts - @adamhirsch @alecjross @rachelsterne @sree - met with around 300 United Nations staff as well as students and journalists at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City in December to discuss how the UN can best harness social media tools to reach theirLue lisää (englanti)

Solar ovens help Chile prevent deforestation

World Environment Day 2009 > Solar ovens help Chile prevent deforestation As the sun dawns, women in Atacama finish building their own solar stoves, assembling one small mirror at a time.(Photo: UNDP)Rosa Castro uses firewood to cook and to heat her home – just like 60 per cent of theLue lisää (englanti)

Sony helps Africa combat the spread of AIDS during 2010 FIFA World Cup™

The “Public Viewing in Africa” partnership project between Sony Corporation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) brought 26 World Cup matches live to 24,000 people living in Cameroon and Ghana. The viewingsLue lisää (englanti)

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South Sudan officially joins United Nations

The striped flag of the Republic of South Sudan was raised outside the United Nations Secretariat building in New York on 14 July, shortly after the General Assembly admitted the new country as the 193rd UN member. “The colors of your flag represent the people, peace, the blood shed for freedom,Lue lisää (englanti)

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South Sudan one year after independence: Increasing non-oil revenues

The majority of South Sudan’s 10 states have boosted revenue collection by more than 100 percent after setting up functioning state revenue authorities with support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). This is part of an effort to put in place a more effective and efficientLue lisää (englanti)

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