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UNDP promotes solar energy use in Botswana

Wood-saving stove being demonstrated(Photo: UNDP) Until last year, the Mokgatlhe family in Kgope, a remote village situated 50 kilometres west of Botswana’s capital, had been using firewood to illuminate and heat their home. They joined 80 percent of Botswana’s rural population inLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP provides funding, emotional healing to Peru terrorism victims

UNDP-GEF's funding has assisted displaced survivors of Peru's war against terrorism.Photo: UNDPIn 1984, a group of rural women fled the Andes just as hundreds of thousands of terrified people did. In 2009, their joy of receiving funding from UNDP barely lessens the pain from pairs of eyes that haveLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP ranks in top 10 for transparency

Washington — A leading international aid transparency organization said the UN Development Programme (UNDP) “performed well” in its transparency efforts and said the agency should be congratulated. Publish What You Fund ranked UNDP in the top 10 among 72 organizations in its 2012 Aid TransparencyLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP receives award for exceptional contribution to protecting Earth’s ozone layer

New York -- The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has today been recognized for its two decades of support to developing countries to phase out the use of harmful substances which deplete the ozone layer. The Executive Secretary of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the OzoneLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP remembers Sandy victims

On the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy making landfall in the United States, UN officials are reminding the public not to forget the storm’s less documented Caribbean victims. Commemoration ceremonies will take place around the northeast USA today, particularly in New York, where Hurricane SandyLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP report: "People are healthier, wealthier and better educated"

Fishermen from West Bengal and Orissa, India, work together to bring in the sea’s harvest. Photo: Saikat Mukherjee/UNDP People in most of the world have experienced major advances in the past decades, according to the 2010 Human Development Report launched today at the United Nations.Lue lisää (englanti)

UNDP responds to Pakistan floods, plans for recovery

Displaced people fleeing Sindh try to salvage their livestock. Photo: Abdul Majeed Goraya (IRIN) The United Nations system is continuing to save lives and lay the foundations for Pakistan's recovery as the floodwaters start to recede, exposing the largeLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP responds to accusations by Omar Noman

UNDP has looked into corruption allegations made by Mr. Omar Noman in written communications starting in 2010. None of the allegations were substantiated.Although Mr. Noman is a UNDP staff member, he is currently not authorized to exercise any official function or speak on behalf of UNDP or theLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP responds to Media Reports on Afghan Police Audit

Media reports about a special audit of the Afghan National Police (ANP) personnel management systems unfairly characterize the findings of that investigation. They leave the impression that the Afghan Ministry of Interior’s police payroll system, which is supported by the United Nations DevelopmentLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP responds to the Asia Pacific disasters

Over the past few weeks, the Asia Pacific region has been struck by a series of multiple disasters that have killed more than 1,500 people, and affected upwards of 7 million others. UNDP, along with other UN agencies, reacted quickly, immediately deploying crisis management teams to supportLue lisää (englanti)

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