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UNDP, UK support poverty reduction in Bangladesh

For the millions of people who live in Bangladesh’s crowded urban centres, life can be very hard. The everyday challenges of poverty are compounded by a number of other problems, including over-crowding, poor sanitation and a highly competitive labour market. However, in the district ofLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP, UNFPA, Germany promote sexual and reproductive health

Berlin - UNDP Administrator Helen Clark spoke out forcefully today on sexual and reproductive health and development at a forum in Berlin co-hosted by the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and the German government.“As long as 200 million women in the world have an unmet need for family planning,Lue lisää (englanti)

UNDP-sponsored ‘Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network ‘ wins best practice by World Economic Forum

Bangkok– The Thai Youth Anti-Corruption Network, a group of more than 4,000 Thai university students from more than 90 universities has been recognised by the World Economic Forum as a “Creative For Good” best practice by the World Economic Forum. The student-led anti-corruption group was createdLue lisää (englanti)

UNDP/CIPS partnership recognized as world leader in training and professional development

Taking top honors at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards is an accolade often reserved for private sector companies such as UPS, Unilever or Virgin. As one of Europe’s most prestigious supply chain prizes, these Awards are given each year to organizations that have achieved the highestLue lisää (englanti)

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"Positive momentum" for Haiti’s post-earthquake rebuild

Port-au-Prince – Over the past year, over 1 million cubic metres of debris have been cleared from the earthquake-ravaged streets here, but the task of rebuilding is far from over. Heraldo Muñoz, chief of Latin America and the Carribbean for the United Nations Development ProgrammeLue lisää (englanti)

UNV Youth Volunteering Strategy publicly released

Yesterday, Richard Dictus, Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, joined a distinguished group of speakers at the Inter-Agency Network on Youth Development (IANYD) roundtable in New York, where he publicly released the UNV Youth Volunteering Strategy forLue lisää (englanti)

US First Lady Michelle Obama visits UNDP projects in Moscow

Michelle Obama visited the St. Dimitry Sisterhood Medical Nurses College in Moscow.Photo: Andrei RadkevichMoscow – Today, US First Lady Michelle Obama visited St. Dimitry Sisterhood Medical Nurses College in Moscow, a nursing school that cares for people living with HIV/AIDS. While there, sheLue lisää (englanti)

Ukraine sets agenda to advance the Millennium Development Goals

The Government of Ukraine, working closely with the UNDP, produced an extensive assessment of Ukraine’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) performance and what actions are required to put the country on track to achieving these goals.     The National Report titled ‘The MillenniumLue lisää (englanti)

UN Secretary-General appoints Sigrid Kaag of the Netherlands as Special Coordinator of the OPCW-United Nations Joint Mission

New York --United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Sigrid Kaag of the Netherlands as Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)-United Nations Joint Mission to eliminate the chemical weapons programme of the SyrianLue lisää (englanti)

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United Nations and partners commit to building disaster resilience

UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, convened a meeting of donors and other partners this week alongside the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark, to commit to providing greater support for countries to prepare for and recover fromLue lisää (englanti)

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