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South Sudan: UNDP Board approves first ever country programme for new state

In yet another milestone for the world’s newest country, South Sudan has its own first ever United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) plan crafted together with the new government, and approved by the organisation’s governing board last night. The two-year programme will support the government’sLue lisää (englanti)

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South Sudan: peace and reconciliation leaders call for an end to the fighting

Juba - The heads of South Sudan’s ethnically diverse peace and reconciliation institutions spoke jointly for the first time today, urging the country’s political leaders to immediately stop the fighting and put forward a peace plan. The three national bodies—representing the government, parliament,Lue lisää (englanti)

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)

Statement on the death of United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) member of civilian personnel

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) has lost a dedicated member of its UN civilian personnel to Ebola. AbdelFadeel Basheer Mohamad, citizen of the Republic of Sudan, is survived by his wife and nine children. Mr Basheer was serving as a UN Volunteer Medical LaboratoryLue 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)

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