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Two years after the 2007 PERU earthquake

Two years ago, on 15 August, the Peruvian province of Ica was devastated by an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale.  Almost 600 people died, over 1,000 people were injured and 75,000 families were affected. The region suffered extensive damage to buildings and infrastructure, andLue lisää (englanti)

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Two-day forum examines democratic transitions

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Prime Minister of Egypt Essam Sharaf,  inaugurated the “International Forum on Pathways of Democratic Transitions: International Experiences, Lessons Learnt and the Road Ahead,” in Cairo which ran from 4 – 5 June. The 2-day forum examined experiences ofLue lisää (englanti)

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U.N. to scale up aid and peacekeeping in South Sudan

Aid agencies are preparing to scale up their work in key locations across South Sudan, as continuing clashes kill hundreds and drive tens of thousands from their homes, while the UN is urging all forces to lay down their arms. On 24 December, the U.N. Security Council authorized almost doublingLue lisää (englanti)

UK leadership vital to international development agenda

New York – Joint engagement on disaster resilience and development aid effectiveness were two aspects of the partnership between the United Kingdom and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) highlighted at a meeting today between UK Secretary of State for International Development JustineLue lisää (englanti)

UN Broadband Commission sets new gender target: getting more women connected to ICTs ‘critical’ to post-2015 development agenda

Mexico City – Commissioners gathered for the 7th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development, held today in Mexico City, have agreed on an ambitious new target designed to spur female access to the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs). Lue lisää (englanti)

UN Chief seeks to boost efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of a new United Nations envoy to spearhead efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all, as well as other arrangements that will not only help transform the world’s energy systems but also the lives of billions of people. SpeakingLue lisää (englanti)

UN development chief says conflict often driven by poverty

Agadez - On the last day of her visit to Niger, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark traveled to the ancient city of Agadez where armed rebellions in the 1990s led to a period marked by violence and instability, resulting in increased poverty and vulnerability for the population.  Agadez is also aLue lisää (englanti)

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Brazil MDG Award salutes innovation in development

Brasilia – Brazil’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) Award, announced Wednesday, recognized 20 innovative initiatives led by municipalities and civil society organizations across the country that are helping improve lives of some of the country’s most disadvantaged communities. In a ceremonyLue lisää (englanti)

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UN Secretary General urges peaceful vote in Guinea Bissau

The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appealed to the people of Guinea Bissau to ensure a peaceful election as voters go to the polls this Sunday to choose a new president. Some 590,000 people are registered to vote in the election, organised following the death of the country’sLue lisää (englanti)

UN Secretary-General names members of high-level group on sustainable energy for all

Group will mobilize action by a range of stakeholders to move the world towards sustainable energy for all New York – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the members of his High-level Group for the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative. The High-level GroupLue lisää (englanti)

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