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Technology fosters development, says UN Development Chief

London - Internet communications technologies alone will not automatically reduce disparities or improve living conditions for all – but they do create important platforms to improve human development, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark said today at the London Conference on Cyberspace.Lue lisää (englanti)

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Tennis star Sharapova visits UNDP youth projects in Belarus

Gomel, Belarus 30 June - Tennis champion Maria Sharapova arrived here today to visit children living in areas affected by the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster and to see for herself the work of a number of UNDP youth-focused projects that her Foundation has helped fund. As soon as she landed,Lue lisää (englanti)

Thailand and neighbouring countries to boost migrants’ access to HIV treatment

Bangkok – Thousands of migrants from Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar who live with HIV in Thailand will have better access to health services as part of a commitments made last month. Government representatives agreed to examine ways to use intellectual property rights and free trade agreementLue lisää (englanti)

Thailand: Breaking the silence on domestic violence

Television personality, constitutional law expert and former Miss Thailand, Khun Areewan has always been a symbol of glamour and inspiration. And, as more people are finding out that she is also a victim of domestic violence, she has become a symbol of defiance and strength.“From a youngLue lisää (englanti)

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Thailand: UNDP responds to severe flooding

Bangkok – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has expressed deep concern and offered support to the Government of Thailand as the country battles severe flooding that has killed more than 280 people and affected more than two million others since July this year. More than 80 percentLue lisää (englanti)

The Arab Human Development Report: Worth a Second Read

The Arab Human Development Report is an independent report sponsored by UNDP and authored by leading scholars, policymakers and opinion leaders in the Arab countries. UNDP is working closely with stakeholders in the Arab countries to address many of the challenges raised by the report.Lue lisää (englanti)

The Everest Women of Nepal

Videos Female entrepreneurs in Turkmenistan | watch larger version Lue lisää (englanti)

The Multifunctional Platform: lightening the burden of Burkinabe women

Although the Millennium Development Goals specifically mention energy-related issues, this sector represents an essential component of the fight against poverty. In Burkina Faso, UNDP worked with the government to address this reality by implementing the National Multifunctional Platform ProgrammeLue lisää (englanti)

Op-Ed: The renewable future

By Achim Steiner, Helen Clark and Kandeh Yumkella NAIROBI: Renewable energy triggers sharply polarized views. For some, it is a costly white elephant; for others, it is humanity’s savior, promising to emancipate us (and our environment) from the “folly” of fossil fuels. So a hardheaded, credible,Lue lisää (englanti)

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The Social Good Summit 2013 – More Locations, More Innovations

On Sunday, September 22, the 2013 Social Good Summit kicks off at the 92nd Street Y in New York and continues for 3 days in more than 55 UNDP Country Offices across the globe.   In New York, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark will open the summit with a panel that will set the tone for the wholeLue lisää (englanti)

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