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UNDP helps drought-stricken Iraq combat effects of climate change

Global Warming is manifested in Iraq through: • More frequent and more severe droughts, 2008/09 was the second such prolonged drought period in ten years. • Declining rainfall over the past four years, with annual precipitation reaching only 25-65 percent of normal levels. Lue lisää (englanti)

UNDP helps mine victims in Iraqi Kurdistan become independent

Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan – Every year an unknown number of Iraqis gets killed or maimed due to landmines and unexploded remnants of war, as their country is among the most contaminated with unexploded ordnance. One of the victims is Yahya Muhammed Taha, who stepped on a landmine and lostLue lisää (englanti)

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South Sudanese women break justice barriers

Poverty, limited access to basic services, low education and literacy levels - just a few of the barriers to legal and human rights faced by women of Western Equatoria state in South Sudan. Following support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), major steps are being taken toLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP helps to boost health services for vulnerable populations in Buenos Aires

By María Martha Ambrosoni UNDP Argentina worked with the district of La Matanza to strengthen public health service management. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 22 June — In 2002, La Matanza, home to Argentina’s poorest 1.3 million people in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, faced theLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP helps to set up solar villages in Benin

Today, solar energy supplies 308 households in Hon and Koussoukpa. (Photo: UNDP)Until recently, the villages of Hon and Koussoukpa, like many others, (100 kilometers from Cotonou, Benin’s economic capital) got their light from oil lamps and candles, suffering all the damage to health andLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP heralds new era in South-South links

New York — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is spearheading a range of new partnerships directly between countries in or bordering Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America that previously had been recipients of development support from Europe, the United States, Japan andLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP human development initiatives in the Arab World

Photo: Dominique MarrStudents at Damascus University UNDP directed US$579 million in human development aid to the Arab region in 2008, an increase of 21 percent from the year before in a region that is experiencing a number of conflict and post-conflict recovery situations. Indeed, the bulk ofLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP in Bangladesh

For over a decade, UNDP has assisted the Bangladesh Election Commission. This long-term investment resulted in the most transparent and inclusive election in the country's history.Over the past 10 years, Bangladesh has made significant progress in human development and poverty alleviation. But withLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP in the occupied Palestinian territory

Since 1978, UNDP's Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People has been implementing projects in the occupied Palestinian territory worth over US$600 million. Lue lisää (englanti)

UNDP to make internal audits public

Geneva—The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Executive Board today approved the agency’s plan to make UNDP audit reports publicly accessible by the end of the year, with audit executive summaries online beginning in July. Calling it “the next step” in a series of moves toward increased transparency,Lue lisää (englanti)

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