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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)

Viet Nam: Citizens’ experiences helping to shape anti-corruption policy

In the first large-scale exercise of its kind in the country, a nationwide policy research initiative  is measuring how the people of Viet Nam experience corruption and public service delivery, giving voice to citizens’ concerns and informing the authorities’ plans to curbLue lisää (englanti)

Viet Nam: Small businesses become greener and more efficient

 Traditional coal kiln in the village of Bat Trang, Vietnam: inefficient and highly pollutant.(Photo: UNDP)Small and medium enterprises are a critical part of the rapidly growing Vietnamese economy. However, their inefficient use of energy not only narrows profit margins, but also contributes toLue lisää (englanti)

Violence against women: Breaking the silence

Marily lost her legs in a terrorist attack in Medellin, Colombia. Despite this event she takes care of her 3 children.Violence against women during or after armed conflicts has been reported in every war zone. (Foto: UNDP/Hector Hernan Vanegas Ochoa) The International Day for the EliminationLue lisää (englanti)

Virtual One UN office emerges in Tanzania

Six technical specialists from within the ranks of the UN came to Dar es Salaam on 9 November to help develop a single UN Information and Communications Technology (ICT) network.Tanzania’s effort follows a similar initiative already underway in Lue lisää (englanti)

Voices from Iraq: thoughts about the MDGs

These films represent a few of the voices coming out of Iraq, of normal people living normal lives—in Baghdad—in a highly insecure environment. The people interviewed express their desire for clean water, education, more gender equality, of having their basic need met, concerns that anyLue lisää (englanti)

Voter registration in the Democratic Republic of Congo

With more than 27 million eligible voters in a country the size of Western Europe that lacks the most basic infrastructure, elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo are no easy task. Preparations are underway for a large scale voter registration update that begins on June 7. With the supportLue lisää (englanti)

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