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UNDP sets foundation for long-term recovery in Gaza

At the International Conference on the Palestinian Economy and Gaza Reconstruction, UN Under Secretary-General and UNDP Administrator, a.i., Ad Melkert called for more funding to rebuild the Gaza Strip."Long-term economic prospects and lasting social progress and stability depend upon the willLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP sets record straight on drugs debate

Mexico City – A Reuters article published today wrongly states that UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark believes the "U.S.-led war on drugs" has failed. Helen Clark at no point criticized U.S. policy on the so-called war on drugs during her interview with ReutersLue lisää (englanti)

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UNDP signs deal with OPEC Development Fund to create 'Arab Development Portal'

Washington, D.C. – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) agreed today to create an innovative data-gathering prototype that will eventually provide online access to much needed development statistics in all 22 memberLue lisää (englanti)

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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)

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UNDP steps up Ebola fight in Liberia as UN issues programme to tackle national emergency

USD 33 million are needed to help UN agencies to tackle the disease Issuing a comprehensive joint programme, the United Nations system in Liberia today said up to USD 33 million  were needed to support Liberia’s national response to the Ebola disease. The appeal aims to cover a vast numberLue 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)

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UNDP supports Afghan election audit

Kabul, Afghanistan – The audit of nearly 23,000 ballot boxes from the recent, 14 June, run-off election for the Afghan Presidency continues apace. It is being conducted at the Independent Election Commission (IEC) compound in Kabul. The technical framework agreed to by both candidates, Dr. AshrafLue 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)

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