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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)

United Nations to scale-up relief for East Africa drought

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called for an urgent scale-up in assistance for the millions affected by drought across Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Uganda. “The biggest concern right now is that people are dying,” said UNDP Administrator Helen Clark. “WeLue lisää (englanti)

Uruguay: Recycling waste into livelihoods

Montevideo - On the final day of a three day visit to Uruguay, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark visited a recycling plant outside Montevideo which forms part of a poverty and environment initiative supported by UNDP and UNEP. 22% of Montevideo’s citizens live below the poverty line, and one third ofLue lisää (englanti)

Veterinary skills help empower women in rural Pakistan

By Shumaila Tariq Photo: UNDP PakistanMuhammad Bibi’s life in the Punjab province of Tehsil Mian Channu, northeastern Pakistan, took a sudden turn when her husband had a heart attack and was unable to work again. She became the sole provider for her six children and her spouse. Having toLue lisää (englanti)

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Victims of conflict have a right to justice: UNDP

New York--The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on UN Member States to grant victims of conflict and human rights abuses a stronger voice and better representation when it comes to accessing justice and reparations. "Victims by definition not only have a need, but a rightLue lisää (englanti)

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