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Women in southern Punjab earn income and take lead

“Our village was in utter destruction with dead animals and rubble scattered all over. UNDP encouraged us to take the lead and now we’ve cleaned all the fields and most of our houses. With the money I earned, I plan to buy goats to invest in a future for my family.” - Kaneez Bibi of Muzaffargarh’sLue lisää (englanti)

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Women leaders are key to Afghanistan’s progress, says UNDP

Kabul– Women’s empowerment and full participation in the future of Afghanistan was top of the agenda during a visit to the country this week by Rebeca Grynspan, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and UN Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator. Grynspan’s first stop was at theLue lisää (englanti)

Women peace activists in Asia take center stage at UNDP gala award event

UNDP honored eight Asian peace activists from conflict countries at its third annual N-Peace awards ceremony that was held in Bangkok, Thailand on 22 October. The N-Peace Awards spotlight women who demonstrate leadership in building peace, and men who work with women for gender equality. ThisLue lisää (englanti)

Women struggle for rights as Haiti recovers

The devastating January 12th earthquake hit hard at the Haitian women’s movement, taking the lives of a number of leading activists.  Prior to the earthquake, activists like Anne-Marie Coriolan, Myriam Merlais and Magalie Marcelin were advocating to reform the judiciary and to create anLue lisää (englanti)

Women, peace and security in Africa

Eleven African governments have pledged to ensure an effective regional mechanism to address sexual violence against women and children in a regional event sponsored by UNDP.The Presidents of Burundi, DRC, the Republic of Congo, Namibia, Tanzania and Zambia, as well as Ministers of Great LakesLue lisää (englanti)

World Environment Day: Your planet needs you

VideosIndonesia: Bali Fishermen | watch larger versionAfrica: World Environment Day | watch larger versionPhotos:World Environment DayStories:Africa: Green sources of energyChile: Solar ovens prevent deforestationCroatia: Reducing its carbon footprintIndonesia: Fishermen abandon devastatingLue lisää (englanti)

World Malaria Day: Reducing women’s vulnerability in Sudan

Mosquito net distribution campaign, Southern Sudan. (Jenn Warren/UNDP)World Malaria Day, 25 April, is an opportunity to call attention to the global efforts to control this life-threatening disease transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. Malaria infects more than one quarterLue lisää (englanti)

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World Malaria Day: UNDP welcomes renewed push to fight deadly disease

Geneva – Tremendous progress to eliminate malaria has been made over the past decade, including a global reduction in malaria deaths of more than 25 percent, yet per year the disease still infects 219 million people and causes 660,000 deaths. In addition to its direct impact on the health ofLue lisää (englanti)

World Water Day 2010: Clean water for a healthy world

  An improved irrigation system improves agricultural production in Tanzania. (Photo: UNDP/CWI/SGP) Today, on World Water Day, we are reminded of how the availability of clean water and safe sanitation shapes human lives in many ways. It impacts humanLue lisää (englanti)

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World Water Day 2012

Thanks to a concerted global effort, progress is being made, but too many people still struggle without access to clean water and sanitation  Water sustains and saves lives, but when it is unclean or contaminated, it can be deadly: water-borne infectious diseases are holding back povertyLue lisää (englanti)

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