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UNDP steps up Afghan capacity ahead of major transitions

New York -- The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is strengthening its ability to support Afghanistan ahead of the expected withdrawal of international forces. We recognize that we are entering a totally new phase and we need to be prepared for what's coming," UNDP Associate Administrator RebecaLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP strengthens local governments in Cambodia

UNDP efforts to strengthen local governments in Cambodia has resulted in the rapid and streamlined construction of a number of much-needed infrastructure projects like roads, schools and bridges in the country’sLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP supports Iraqis in electing their future government

Baghdad -- On March 7, Iraqis will vote for 325 members of the Council of Representatives, the nation’s parliament, from 18 governorate constituencies, the third election conducted since 2003.(Photo credit: Aswat al-Iraq news agency, Location: Erbil) In preparation for the elections, UNDP isLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP supports Niger elections

Niamey - Niger went to the polls on 31 January to choose a new president and parliament, completing a process of transition from military to civilian rule initiated in February 2010“These elections symbolize the return to a governance system that is capable of tackling the [country’s]Lue lisää (englanti)

UNDP supports elections in Haiti

Voices from around the World Marc-Andre Franche, UNDP Deputy Director in Haiti speaks to us about his impressions on Election Day, highlighting the lessons learned to better prepare for the second roundLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP supports elections, assists parliaments

VideosIndonesia Election: Civic Education | watch larger versionIndonesia Election: Youth Festival | watch larger versionStories:Indonesia: "Get-out-the vote" campaign reaches unusual target groupsMoldovan election: "The power is in our hands" --> UNDP has played a key role inLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP supports female leaders in Afghan police force

Kabul – Twenty-one police officers wearing headscarves, or hijab, sit in a classroom at the Kabul Police Academy typing into computers, creating organizational diagrams and entering data. They are part of a cadre of trainees working on the last part of a three-month leadership course run byLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP supports legal services to those affected by HIV/AIDS

A volunteer in Zambia assisting a local woman with health information on AIDS.Credit: UN PhotosConsider the myriad ways that living with HIV/AIDS might affect one’s ability to accomplish basic tasks. Often, it is a challenge just to maintain adequate housing, keep child custody, enforceLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP supports marine conservation efforts in Thailand

Chao Lao Bay was once regarded as an untouched jewel nestled on the Eastern coast of the Gulf of Thailand. But, like many coastlines in Thailand, the past two decades has seen the continued decline of its spectacular marine habitat because of over-fishing, over-development and the resultingLue lisää (englanti)

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Tax specialist delivers "real change" in South Sudan

Through an initiative to raise public awareness and boost the knowledge and skills of public servants in South Sudan, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helped a state in the newly-emerging east African country to increase tax revenues from zero to US$850,000 since February. ThroughLue lisää (englanti)

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