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Southern Sudanese vote for independence

  The referendum, which ended on 15 January, is a key benchmark of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement that ended two decades of civil war between the north and the south. (Photo: IRIN) The people of Southern Sudan have voted overwhelmingly to secede andLue lisää (englanti)

Sri Lanka: Tree roots planted to decontaminate hundreds of wells

A girl drinking purified water in Kalpitiya.(Photo: UNDP/CWI/SGP) On the Kalpitiya Peninsula, located on Sri Lanka’s western coast, relatively large scale irrigated monoculture agriculture is practiced. The associated heavy use of fertilizers has led to theLue lisää (englanti)

Statement by the Secretary-General on the Attack in Kabul

Photo: Getty Images I am deeply shocked and outraged by the cowardly attack on a guest house in central Kabul today, which killed five UN staff and injured a number of others. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the despicable and brutal killing, for which the Taleban has claimedLue lisää (englanti)

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Brazil, Bangladesh, China win UN development storytelling contest

The story of an indigenous family in west-central Brazil which now uses clean, economical and green cook stoves provided through a United Nations Development Programme project is among 12 winners of an annual storytelling competition. UNDP offices from 66 countries submitted more than 120Lue lisää (englanti)

Strengthening rule of law key to ending crises in CAR and South Sudan

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on international donors to bolster justice, security and rule of law for countries in conflict, singling out both South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) for immediate attention. “To end cycles of violent conflict,Lue lisää (englanti)

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Strong institutions, inclusive processes crucial for peace in crisis-affected countries

New York —Building responsive institutions that deliver essential services and investing in inclusive political processes are among key ways to restore the social contract between states and citizens in crisis-affected countries, and consolidate peacebuilding gains. These recommendations are putLue lisää (englanti)

Strong partnerships with civil society critical to development 

New York — Meeting with members of the Civil Society Advisory Committee, Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, reaffirmed the organization’s commitment to strategic partnerships with civil society to achieve shared development goals. The two-day consultation session with civil society leadersLue lisää (englanti)

Strong partnerships with civil society crucial to post-2015 development agenda

New York – UNDP is committed to ensuring a broad inclusive process of consultations at country level to generate debate and civil society views on the post-2015 development agenda, Administrator Helen Clark told a group of civil society leaders. “We share your conviction that the voices of theLue lisää (englanti)

Sudan community farms cultivate food and financial success

As the sun rises and the smell of ginger-infused coffee fills the air, women emerge from their homes and head to a lush green field of abusabean, a crop used as cattle feed. It grows easily and abundantly in Sudan; provided there is enough water.Dressed in vibrant colors of fuchsia, orange andLue lisää (englanti)

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Supercities face high quake risk

New York – More than half of the world’s supercities, with populations of 2-15 million, are at future risk of being affected by nearby magnitude seven or greater earthquakes, warned Eric Calais, Haiti-based seismologist with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). A significantLue lisää (englanti)

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