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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)

UNDP helps Pakistan's flood affected plant seeds for new livelihoods

Imam Bibi, 60, with her husband are starting to re-cultivate their flooded land.(Photo: UNDP)Islamabad - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is distributing packages of seeds and fertilizer to about 10,000 Pakistani farmers whose lands and equipment were destroyed by floods that sweptLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP helps Syria achieve tuberculosis breakthrough

TB patient receiving daily treatment at TB centrein Bab Mousalla, Damascus (Photo: Ingrida Kerusauskaite) Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has increased success in target areas of a programme byLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP helps boost Brazil-Africa partnerships

Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro - Brazil’s experience in lifting millions of people out of poverty and in spurring agricultural and energy innovations is crucial to promoting development in Africa, according to regional directors of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Sharing of knowledge andLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP helps boost rural justice in Bangladesh

Dhaka – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been supporting the justice system in rural Bangladesh by training local public officials and community members on criminal and civil proceedings – as well as alternative dispute resolution methods. UNDP’s rural justice project, withLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP helps conserve land in Thai villages

Video: Karen Tribe Land RightsWhit Poom’s family has been growing rice for 50 years on his farm in the Karen hill tribe village of Maesapaetai in Thailand’s northern Mae Hong Son province. While crop rotating once served as a way to keep farms big and healthy, the clearing away ofLue lisää (englanti)

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