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UNDP invests in livelihoods to ease tensions in northern Kenya

With the famine in Somalia sparking an increased flow of refugees into neighbouring Kenya, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is scaling up its programmes to help improve the living conditions in the northern part of the country. More than 360,000 refugees from different neighbouringLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP launches new gender study at 15th biennial Anti-Corruption Conference in Brazil

Brasilia -  The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – in partnership with the Huairou Commission (HC) - launched a new gender-themed publication at the 15th biennial International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC), a global forum organized by Transparency International (TI) togetherLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP launches poster series to highlight results

UNDP launched 18 full-colour posters today highlighting the critical and transformative development results the organization is achieving in countries and communities across the world. "All the posters have a common theme and are centred around people because ultimately development is aboutLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP observes World Oceans Day

As the world observes World Oceans Day on June 8, 2013, UNDP reflects on a year of significant milestones in the organization’s global efforts to protect and restore our oceans and coasts A promising oceans outcome at Rio+20 The Rio+20 Outcome document, The Future We Want, featured twentyLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP offers relief as Central America's torrential rains continue

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is providing assistance to those hit by torrential rains that have devastated five Central American countries and Mexico, affected nearly 570,000 people and left more than 80 dead, according to preliminary reports. In Nicaragua, where over 130,000Lue lisää (englanti)

UNDP office receives award for role in rebuilding Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The United States Committee for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) today presented its annual Julia V. Taft Award to UNDP’s Afghanistan-based office for its exceptional work in helping the country to reconcile and rebuild after decades of conflict. “UNDP’s CountryLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP opens Istanbul centre to engage private sector

Istanbul - Turkey's role in the international community and its important contribution to development make Istanbul an ideal location for a new centre to engage the private sector in anti-poverty efforts, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).UNDP'sLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP part of global effort to reduce risks from hazardous chemicals

New York – Stepping up international cooperation to reduce the risk of exposure to toxic and hazardous chemicals for the world’s poorest communities is the focus of an inter-agency meeting which begins in New York today. Populations in developing countries routinely face the highest risk ofLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP praises countries for signing Arms Trade Treaty

New York - The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has commended countries that have signed the landmark UN-backed Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), the first of its kind to regulate both the legitimate and illicit multibillion-dollar trade in conventional weapons. “One person dies around the world every minuteLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP programme results in a mine-free Albania

More than a decade after the 1999 Kosovo conflict left behind a trail of mines and unexploded ordinances along Albania’s northern border, the country has been declared officially mine-free thanks to a joint UNDP and Government demining programme that also provides assistance to mineLue lisää (englanti)

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