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25 Sep 2012
New York —A broad range of companies from corporations to social enterprises made new commitments Tuesday to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) that will improve the lives of more than 34 million people worldwide, through market-based approaches that will accelerate development while generating new profits.
25 Sep 2012
New York — Public consultation in more than 50 developing countries will be part of a global process to ensure citizens’ views underpin the design of a post-2015 human development agenda, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said today.
17 Sep 2012
Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire — Support for Cote d’Ivoire’s rapid development after years of upheaval and conflict was the focus of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark’s visit to the country
12 Sep 2012
Cotonou, Benin—Africa should reinvest in agriculture as a way to create jobs for youth and women said the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark, during her three-day official visit to Benin.
27 Aug 2012
Abuja, Nigeria - The United Nations Agencies and Organizations in Nigeria remember, with fond memories and prayers, all the 23 persons (13 UN staff and 10 non-UN staff) who lost their lives as a result of the unfortunate bombing of the UN House in Abuja on Friday, August 26, 2011.
31 Jul 2012
United Nations, New York – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the members of a High-level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
25 Jul 2012
Dakar/New York: Senegal’s ongoing progress to strengthen its democracy was high on the agenda of UNDP chief Helen Clark’s six-day visit to that country.
19 Jul 2012
New York - The number of people needing humanitarian aid around the world has risen from 51 million to 62 million – an increase of more than 20 per cent – during the first half of 2012.
20 Jun 2012
Rio de Janeiro — The Equator Initiative celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Equator Prize with a gala event at the Vivo Rio concert hall, as part of the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development.
16 Jun 2012
Addis Ababa —Sub-Saharan Africa must provide universal access to decent jobs and social services if it is to achieve decisive development progress, according to a newly released report on the continent’s progress on global anti-poverty goals.
29 May 2012
Latin American and African ministers discuss boosting cooperation and funding pro-poor social policies
Brasilia—Around 40 social development ministers and government representatives from more than 15 Latin American and 13 African countries today started in Brasilia, Brazil, a three-day forum to exchange experiences—and increase cooperation—to reduce poverty.
28 May 2012
Arusha – With the number of youths in Africa set to double by 2045, countries across the continent should boost job creation and help young people acquire new skills, according to the African Economic Outlook 2012.
23 May 2012
New York – Ten million low-income people living in rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, will gain access to low-cost solar energy by 2015, in part due to a commitment made by solar energy provider Barefoot Power to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).
15 May 2012
Nairobi, Kenya — Sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) argues in the newly released Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future.
26 Apr 2012
Shanghai – A UNDP global programme based in Shanghai this week facilitated a forum to promote the development of the tourism sector in Cameroon, as a way to promote economic development in that country and the conservation of natural resources.
23 Mar 2012
New York — The Equator Initiative announced yesterday the names of twenty-five local community groups to receive the Equator Prize 2012 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to sustainable development.
08 Mar 2012
Geneva - While Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) have been hailed as starting a new industrial revolution, their application in improving how local governments respond to citizens’ needs is less well known.
17 Feb 2012
Niamey/New York - On the last day of their joint visit to Niger, UN Development and Humanitarian Chiefs Helen Clark and Valerie Amos travelled to the south-western Tillabery region, one of Niger’s most vulnerable areas in terms of food insecurity, to call for a response to the crisis that will build community resilience for the future.
16 Feb 2012
New York — Up to 33 million people living in poverty in Africa and Asia will gain access to low-cost solar energy by 2016 following a commitment made by solar power provider ToughStuff to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) today.
16 Feb 2012
Niamey/New York - United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Valerie Amos arrived today in Niamey for a joint two-day visit to draw attention to the looming food and nutrition crisis in Niger and in the Sahel region.
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- More than 3,000 Wayuu people in La Guajira, Colombia's desert region, now have daily access to safe drinking water. See how PNUD Colombia is working with the Wayuu to ensure people can invest more time at work, at school, and with their families and less on walking far and wide for water. 2 hours ago
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