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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)

Voters in Mali prepare to cast their ballots in the presidential election

In the run-up to Mali’s presidential election, Torokorobogou school, in a neighborhood in the city of Bamako, has become a magnet for hosts of city-dwellers who have come to collect their polling cards, known in Mali as "NINA" cards. Having waited for some time, Fata Ouattara, a formerLue lisää (englanti)

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Voting for their future – young people voice their priorities in the My World 2015 Survey

Some 50 young people recently gathered together in a Skopje café with United Nation’s Human Rights Advisor Silva Pesic, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Youth Project Coordinator Dejan Dokuzovski, to learn more about the UN’s Universal Periodic Review and to offer their own inputLue lisää (englanti)

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Water access boosts crop production and incomes in Sudan's rural east

Khartoum - More than 1,000 farmers living in northeast Sudan now have increased harvests and income due to water irrigation equipment provided through an initiative managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In Arabaat, a rural community 30 kilometres west of the coastal city ofLue lisää (englanti)

Water project making life easier for Ekipe villagers

Marie, mother of five, forced to dig holes in thesand and wait for fresh water.(Photo: UNDP) North Efate Island - Until a year ago, people in the village of Ekipe on North Efate Island in Vanuatu did not have access to running water.  Villagers such as Marie, a mother of five, were forced toLue lisää (englanti)

Water well upgrades offer solution for Syria's drought-hit northeast

An innovative approach to water resource management in Syria is estimated to be helping 18,000 people hit by a three-year long drought.UNDP and its partners are upgrading a network of ancient water sources under the barren terrain of the country’s northeast, where water shortages have led toLue lisää (englanti)

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Watershed projects build climate change resilience in Haiti

Finding dependable, clean water has always been a challenge for the people of Haiti. But in recent years, climate change has exacerbated the problem. Many Haitians depend on rainwater and groundwater for their daily use. During periods of drought, some walk several kilometers in search of water.Lue lisää (englanti)

Widening women’s political representation in Kyrgyzstan

By Aidai Bedelbaeva and Jyldyz Kuvatova The vigorous efforts to expand women’s access to Kyrgyzstan’s decision-making process resulted in legislative changes and created strong networks of grassroots women’s organisations. (Photo by UNDP Kyrgyzstan) 11 August, Bishkek,Lue lisää (englanti)

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Wildlife crime requires African solutions, governments in the region say

Arusha, Tanzania –  Governments in Africa and a wide spectrum of partners must join forces to combat wildlife crimes, said representatives as they gathered for a regional summit on how to boost conservation efforts. Government representatives from a wide number of countries in the region andLue lisää (englanti)

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