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UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas spotlights Horn of Africa food crisis

Geneva, New York – Film star and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Antonio Banderas today launched a global appeal to assist more than 12 million people across the Horn of Africa left in need by famine, drought, conflict and high food prices. “Today, across the Horn of Africa, people are dying from hunger,Lue lisää (englanti)

UNDP HIV programme aims to reach youth in Belize

Belmopan – UNDP is now implementing an HIV/AIDS grant agreement with Belize for programmes that notably aim to treat and prevent the disease among the Central American country’s large cohort of teens and young adults.  With an HIV prevalence of 2.1 percent among adults, Belize has theLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Haiti receives award for "courage, commitment and teamwork"

Washington - The US Committee for UNDP presented its second annual Julia V. Taft Award to the UNDP Country Office in Haiti on April 29, 2010, in Washington, DC. The Award, named in memory of the first Director of UNDP’s Bureau of Crisis Prevention and Recovery, was presented in recognitionLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Nigeria calculates its 2009 carbon footprint

UNDP in Nigeria has just concluded the calculation of its carbon footprint for the 2009 operational year. The Office has also kick-started activities to disseminate and replicate the results using United Nations Greenhouse Gas calculators in Nigeria, with the aim of utilizing the data to help theLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Responds To Afghan Report

The recent article posted on ProPublica fails to capture the scope and depth of the UN Development Programme’s assistance to the Afghan people during this electoral process.UNDP, and the international community, has made a conscious decision to work through Afghans and Afghan institutions,Lue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Responds to Disasters in Southeast Asia and the Pacific

Photo: Jason Gutierrez/ IRINManila - Police evacuate an elderly couple from a flooded section of suburban Pasig city east of ManilaNew York - The last days of September brought destructive havoc to three countries in the Pacific rim. On 29 September a powerful undersea earthquake sent multipleLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP Response to Fox News Report on DPRK

As “Response to Fox News journalist George Russell following his repeated mischaracterization of UNDP’s operation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea”Dear George,As Ronald Reagan once said: “here you again.” Every time you mention UNDP or the UnitedLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP Welcomes Second Meeting of States Parties to the Convention on Cluster Munitions

Beirut—The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commended the Government of Lebanon on the opening day of a landmark meeting on cluster munitions for its leadership role to advance this important agenda. On 12 September 2011 in Beirut, States parties to the Convention on Cluster MunitionsLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP to continue programmes despite funding challenges

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is taking every step to maintain top-tier programming despite smaller contributions in an era of rising volatility and shrinking budgets, Administrator Helen Clark said Monday. Many traditional donors have gone to great lengths to maintain voluntary contributionsLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP to maximize impact with new strategic plan, calls for more predictable funding

New York — The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is making major contributions in fighting poverty and promoting good governance worldwide, Administrator Helen Clark said Monday, adding that the agency now plans to sharpen its focus, scale up partnerships, and streamline operations. But the lead UNLue lisää (englanti)

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