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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)

The UN at 64: Climate Change in the Spotlight

Slideshow of UN Day Activities around the World New York - The United Nations turned 64 on 24 October 2009. This event offered UN agencies both an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the organization and to showcase theLue lisää (englanti)

The UN system's vision for Papua New Guinea

Back in 2005, soon after Dr. Jacqui Badcock took up the reins as UN Resident Coordinator in Papua New Guinea, it became clear that this Melanesian state faced a dangerously accelerating problem with HIV/AIDS. The warnings were growing more urgent: in July 2004, the country’s health ministerLue lisää (englanti)

The UN urges calm in Haiti after elections

Port-au-Prince - The United Nations and the international community expressed their deep concern at the numerous incidents that marred the Haiti elections on Sunday, 28 November, 2010. The United Nations and the international community urge the public and all political actors to remainLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP manages global fund HIV grant to Belize

Belmopan — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has begun implementing an HIV/AIDS grant agreement with Belize for programmes that notably aim to treat and prevent the disease among the country’s large cohort of teens and young adults. With an HIV infection rate of 2.1 percent amongLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP head meets Rwanda’s Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance

Kigali - The United Nations Development Programme’s Administrator Helen Clark has arrived in Rwanda for a three-day visit. Helen Clark’s visit is timed around the annual African Economic Conference which is co-organised by UNDP, the Africa Development Bank,Lue lisää (englanti)

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The changing landscape of Afghanistan

As in most countries, Afghanistan’s future lies in the hands of its people.   Yet the challenges are huge:  Afghanistan faces enormous recovery needs after decades of war, natural disasters and a continuing cycle of violence.  Despite significant steps forward, millions of AfghansLue lisää (englanti)

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The road to Durban: youth caravan highlights Africa’s changing climate

New York - On 27 November, completing a two-week drive from Nairobi, a convoy of 150 youths campaigning for decisive climate action will be greeted by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, UN officials and African performers in a large inter-faith rally in Durban, South Africa. During the rally, AfricanLue lisää (englanti)

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