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UNDP Administrator visits Chile

Helen Clark began a three-day trip to Chile today, meeting with President Michelle Bachelet and Foreign Minister Mariano Fernandez Amuntategui.  She also spoke to UN Resident Coordinators at the beginning of their annual meeting, stating that until the global recession hit, and notwithstanding theLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Administrator visits the Democratic Republic of Congo

During her first trip to Africa as Administrator, Helen Clark visited a UNDP-supported voter registration center in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Miss Clark arrived in the capital Kinshasa after visiting Liberia. UNDP and the international community continue to support the Congolese governmentLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Administrator wraps up visit to DRC

Women work at an income-generating project in Rutshuru in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Photo: UNDP)Kinshasa - Speaking in Kinshasa after wrapping up a four day official visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, also known as DRC, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark spoke of need for a peaceLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP Ambassador Named One of World’s Most Influential People

Geneva, 5 May 2010 - UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba has been named as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine. TIME announced its annual list of the world’s most influential people on 29 April: The Time 100.  Drogba is in good company, sharing the list withLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Associate Administrator Grynspan Visits Haiti to Monitor Progress

Associate Administrator Grynspan talking to cash-for-work project managers in Port-Au-Prince Port-Au-Prince -- As Rebeca Grynspan, Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), walked through the narrow streets of the municipality of Delmas, she remarked thatLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Associate Administrator: It is expensive to be poor

Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator, called for scaling up of efforts to provide energy from  renewable sources in developing countries at yesterday’s ‘Energy for All’-conference in Oslo. She said that close partnerships between governments, private sector, internationalLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP chief hails crucial role of local government in fight against poverty

Kampala, Uganda – Maximising the power of local government will be crucial to realizing the ambitions of a post-2015 global development agenda which can lead to eradicating extreme poverty, tackling inequalities and putting the world on a sustainable path. That was the message from United NationsLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Chief hails progress in Mali

 Helen Clark and the Executive Director of UNAIDS Michele Sidibe in MaliOn the first day of her three day visit to Mali, Helen Clark traveled to the legendary city of Timbuktu where she viewed the historic  mosques and toured the library that houses its medieval manuscripts.   While there, she andLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Colombia honored for work to build peace, end poverty

Washington—US Friends of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today presented its annual Julia V. Taft Award to the  UNDP Colombia Country Office in recognition of its vital work to end conflict and tackle poverty and inequality in the Latin American country. “I am proud of theLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Ethiopia provides “camel ambulances” for desert health care

As transportation is a major challenge, the camels are now not only being used as traditional beasts of burden, but also to transport seriously ill patients to health facilities (UNDP Ethiopia)UNDP in Ethiopia is providing 145 “camel ambulances” to help rural pastoralists in remoteLue lisää (englanti)

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