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UNDP extends solidarity to flood-hit Brazil

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark sent a letter of solidarity to President Dilma Rousseff and reiterated commitment to support the country The United Nations extends solidarity to the Brazilian government, local authorities and civil society organizations in their efforts to cope with the tragedyLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP food security report in Africa to be honored for excellence

The Africa Human Development Report 2012, titled Towards a Food-Secure Future, has won the 2013 HDR Award for Excellence, which honors every three years the best and most impactful Human Development Reports. The awards, handed to national, sub-national and regional reports have helped advocate theLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP gives technological boost to schools in Albania

A UNDP-supported "e-School" programme in Albania is providing the country’s primary and secondary schools with modern computer labs, high-speed, reliable internet access and training in the information technology skills that are crucial to thrive in a world that is increasinglyLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP help Lebanese women in conflict-worn communities

Beirut - More than 40 women’s cooperatives have formed small businesses across Lebanon to revitalize communities that were economically devastated by the 34-day conflict with Israel in 2006. Focusing on the well-being of women and wider communities in areas of Lebanon where some live on incomes asLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP helping recovery efforts in flood-affected Niger

As humanitarian agencies mobilize emergency aid in support of the victims of Niger’s recent floods, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with UN agencies and the Government to assess needs and kick-start early recovery activities. Heavy rains and the exceptional increase inLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP helps Bhutan to reduce risks of massive glacier lake flooding

Project staff carry equipment to 4,000 metres above sea level.(Photo: Dawchu Dukpa / Department of Geology and Mines (DGM) in the Bhutanese Ministry of Economic Affairs)Rising temperatures as a result of climate change are melting Bhutan’s immense collection of glaciers in its mountainousLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP helps Haiti and Dominican Republic reforest shared border

Cap-Haïtien – In the Haiti-Dominican Republic border more than 300 hectares of land—equivalent to 740 football fields— have been reforested, one year after the launch of a UN Development Programme (UNDP) initiative with both countries. Ministers of environment of the two neighbouring countriesLue lisää (englanti)

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Lebanon kick off solar powered schools

Beirut - Teachers and students at 25 public schools in South Lebanon are to benefit from a constant supply of electricity to their offices and classrooms following installation of solar panels that provide an alternative to expensive and polluting diesel generators. Three schools, in Kfour, AkkarLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP helps Mexican villagers face disaster and climate risks

 Visitors to Yum Balam look at beauty products that use native medicinal plants.(Photo: UNDP)Cancun, Mexico - Forty participants at international climate talks last week in Cancun, Mexico, traveled to the site of a project supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that hasLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP helps Pacific nations avert tsunami impacts

Bangkok -- Within five minutes of receiving alerts about a possible tsunami from the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan on 11 March, more than 120,000 of an exposed coastal community in the Philippines, 2,000 kilometres south, were put on stand-by. While the Philippines’Lue lisää (englanti)

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