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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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Ronaldo, Zidane star in Match Against Poverty

A constellation of some 45 global football stars will join on December 19 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to play in the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) 10th Match Against Poverty. The friendly football match has been organized to raise awareness of global development challenges andLue lisää (englanti)

Thousands in rural Afghanistan hook up to hydropower

Electricity lights up the lives of Afghan villagers in the northern province of Takhar (Photo: UNDP)Kabul - More than 6,200 households in rural or remote parts of Afghanistan will be hooked into a clean power supply through water-driven energy projects launched by the United Nations DevelopmentLue lisää (englanti)

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Timor Leste community seals deal to halt local conflict

Dili – A long-running and violent dispute over land between two communities in the district of Metinaro, east of Timor-Leste’s capital Dili, ended today with a dance, a prayer, a speech and the sacrifice of two farmyard animals. The celebration, including the killing of a pig and goat,Lue lisää (englanti)

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Timor Leste: On the road to better informed citizens

By Christine Kearney In the lush mountain-top rural town of Maubisse, central Timor Leste, 250 local residents sit patiently listening to government representatives talk about everything from property law to domestic violence, human rights, birth registration and border passes. With a dominantLue lisää (englanti)

Timor-Leste: Ensuring women’s participation in local decision-making

 Dulce Junior talks to members of a community council at a training session on village development in the district of Covalima.(Photo: UNDP)In Timor-Leste, women are key players in reshaping the future of the second youngest country in the world. Dulce Junior, 36, is one such woman.Lue lisää (englanti)

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Timor-Leste: UNDP boosts electoral institutions’ ability to ensure peaceful polls

As Timorese went to the polls 7 July to vote in parliamentary elections it became clear that there has been a lot of progress in strengthening the country’s electoral system in the past years. The recent parliamentary elections and the two rounds of presidential polls, earlier this year, took placeLue lisää (englanti)

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