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Tanzania: Renewable energy powers water supply and irrigation system

Solar panels power a water supply system for irrigation and for domestic water use in Chanyauru. (Photo: UNDP/CWI/SGP) Lake Victoria, located in Tanzania’s north, offers enough water for agricultural irrigation but local communities lack financialLue lisää (englanti)

Tanzania: UNDP project saves mountain forests for future generations

Natural spring water used for harvesting and consumption. (Photo: UNDP)UNDP has successfully finalized a seven-year biodiversity project that saved thousands of hectares of fragile forestland on a mountain range in northeast Tanzania, a region that the Government has nominated for recognition as aLue lisää (englanti)

Tanzania: enrolling disabled children in primary schools

Tanzania will soon carry out a population census for persons with disabilities. The government has indicated that the current records of the number of persons living with disabilities are insufficient, affecting the provision of social services to these citizens. The census is a step towardsLue lisää (englanti)

Tax shake-up could give poor countries head start on anti-poverty track

Istanbul - Reforming how countries manage customs and tax revenues and strengthening anti-corruption and oversight measures could help reduce illicit funds flows, amounting to billions of dollars per year, from least developed countries (LDCs). Recommendations for customs and tax reform are putLue lisää (englanti)

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)

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