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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)

UNDP project revives rural village courts in Bangladesh

                  In Bangladesh the formal justice system is under tremendous pressure, with huge caseloads and vastly overstretched staff. This has resulted in a backlog of court cases that today numbers half a million. For the poor,Lue lisää (englanti)

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)

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