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Toward increased efficiency of development aid in Haiti

Port-au-Prince – The Committee on Aid Efficiency (CAE) – a strategic forum reuniting the Government of Haiti and stakeholders involved in enacting the social and economic development of the country – met for the first time at the international level. The meeting showed that the Haitian governmentLue lisää (englanti)

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Towards Zero discrimination: judges from Asia and the Pacific unite to address HIV, human rights and the law

Bangkok – Some 30 judges from the highest national courts from 16 countries in Asia and the Pacific met in Bangkok, Thailand from 2-4 June to discuss the role of the judiciary in the AIDS response. They discussed specific actions that can be taken by judges to create a more supportive legal andLue lisää (englanti)

Towards free, fair and transparent elections in Lebanon

The 2009 Lebanese elections will be different from the previous parliamentary elections. This year, several changes were made concerning the electoral procedures such as redrawing of the electoral district, holding the elections in all the districts at the same day and using theLue lisää (englanti)

Transforming environmental disaster into development opportunities

Today UNDP chief Helen Clark traveled with Montenegro's Minister of Tourism, Predrag Nenezic, to the town of Mojkovac to view the town’s transformation after a massive cleanup of a toxic mine and the potential for eco and adventure tourism in the surrounding mountains.  With support fromLue lisää (englanti)

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Tunisia launches Truth and Dignity Commission

  A landmark in the pursuit of the Country’s transitional Justice Tunis, Tunisia - 9 June 2014, Tunisian President, Moncef AlMarzouki, President of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), Mustapha Ben Jaafar, and Prime Minister, Mehdi Jomaa, launched today the newly established Truth andLue lisää (englanti)

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)

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