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  • 06 Jan 2014
    Video: Coordinating Recovery in the Philippines

    UNDP launched today a new video explaining how recovery is coordinated in the devastated areas across the Visayas.

  • 29 Dec 2013
    Measuring development cooperation effectiveness at the local level

    n Ecuador, international cooperation offers an important contribution to the country’s policies with regard to the role of local governments in the management of international cooperation, development planning and stakeholder participation. The Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador grants sub-national governments the authority “to manage international cooperation in order to comply with its competences.”

  • 20 Dec 2013
    Reducing Corruption to Save Forests

    On 8 December 2013, the UN-REDD Policy Board Information Session on Sharing National Experiences on Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Integrity for REDD+" held in Geneva, Switzerland, was an opportunity for Kenya's Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, represented by Mr. Gichu, National REDD+ Coordinator, to launch its "Corruption Risk Assessment for REDD+ in Kenya".

  • 19 Dec 2013
    Switzerland to host UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane in 11th annual Match Against Poverty

    Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane announced today that the 11th Match Against Poverty will take place on 4 March 2014 at the STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland. Proceeds raised will help recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most devastating storms in history.

  • 29 Nov 2013
    Switzerland increases its commitment to development and gender equality

    The Federal Council is strengthening Switzerland's commitment to development and gender equality via the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in order to make an even more decisive contribution to reducing poverty, eliminating discrimination and improving the situation of disadvantaged women and girls.

  • 14 Nov 2013
    UN-REDD Framework for Supporting the Development of Country Approaches to Safeguards

    Countries undertaking REDD+ activities need to develop country-level approaches that enable them to respond to requirements outlined by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreements, which aim to ensure that social and environmental risks are minimized and benefits enhanced.

  • 10 Oct 2013
    Ecuador Strengthens its REDD+ Working Group and Debates Participatory Governance Assessments

    With the technical support of the UN-REDD Joint National Programme, Ecuador’s Environmental Ministry held a meeting on October 8, 2013, the third meeting of this REDD+ Working Group. The objectives of this third meeting were to understand the progress that is being made in designing the REDD+ Safeguard Information Systems and in the negotiations between the Norwegian government and Germany for REDD+ activities in Ecuador.

  • 10 Oct 2013
    REDD+ Stakeholders Calling for Greater Leadership by Women to Face Cultural Norms and Recognize Women’s Role in Forest Management

    On 27 September, over 35 experts from national government institutions, CSO, local communities and development partner organizations gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to discuss and identify priority actions for ensuring greater inclusion of women and gender perspectives in Cambodia’s REDD+ readiness process.

  • 07 Apr 2013
    UNDP scales up focus on human rights and coordination in AIDS, TB and Malaria responses

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently launched a New Funding Model aimed at increasing strategic investments, achieving greater impact and engaging implementers and partners more effectively in responding to HIV, TB and malaria.

  • 08 Feb 2013
    UNDP’s Match Against Poverty raises US$360,000 for marginalized youth in Brazil and Cape Verde

    December’s Match Against Poverty held in Porto Alegre, Brazil raised US$360,000 for two youth-oriented projects - one in Brazil and one in Cape Verde, Africa.

  • 24 Jan 2013
    Cities from across the globe prepare for urban development summit in Dublin

    With one month to go before the 8th Forum of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty in Dublin, Ireland, a growing number of participants are preparing to share hundreds of best practices in sustainable urban management with other cities.

  • 20 Dec 2012
    Top footballers play in UNDP’s 10th Annual Match Against Poverty

    More than 50,000 football fans descended upon the new Gremio stadium in Porto Alegre, Brazil yesterday to watch Ronaldo's team beat Zinedine Zidane's team 3-2 in the 10th Annual Match Against Poverty, which was sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 18 Dec 2012
    Ronaldo, Zidane star in Match Against Poverty

    A constellation of some 45 global football stars will join on December 19 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to play in the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) 10th Match Against Poverty.

  • 28 Nov 2012
    More top footballers to join UNDP's 10th annual Match Against Poverty

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced the addition of more world-renowned footballers – including Samuel Eto’o of Cameroon, Djalma Feitosa Dia of Brazil, Fernando Hierro of Spain and Fernando Couto of Portugal – to the already star-studded team which will play in UNDP’s 10th Annual Match Against Poverty.

  • 04 Jun 2012
    Lebanon hosts international UNDP workshop on ICT best practices in Urban Management

    City authorities from across the Middle East and North Africa convened in Beirut recently to hear how UNDP is helping to improve local development through bits and bytes. The local authorities shared experiences and heard success stories in everything from advanced Geographic Information Systems to software solutions that manage public documents.

  • 18 May 2012
    World Summit Review on the Information Society concludes with call for greater cooperation

    The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum 2012 concluded today with a call for more cooperation and greater integration of information networks. More than 1,200 delegates from more than 140 countries attended the forum, which took place from 14-18 May and was co-organized by UNDP and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

  • 17 Apr 2012
    UNDP, Global Fund expand HIV work in Uzbekistan

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a consolidated agreement with the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Uzbekistan, expanding the response to the spread of AIDS in Central Asia.

  • 15 Mar 2012
    UNDP launches international platform for global water solidarity

    Marseille, France - UNDP has led a group of 25 institutions including local, regional and national authorities, international and multilateral organizations, water operators, NGOs, private organizations and prominent public figures in the assessment, design and constitution of a new international tool to promote decentralized cooperation in the water and sanitation field.

  • 01 Nov 2011
    Delegates move from words to action on the Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development

    An international conference to reduce armed violence ended in Geneva today with an acknowledgment of the need for tighter controls on the flow of arms, better monitoring of the arms trade, and a call for a greater integration of armed violence reduction and prevention objectives and actions into regional, national and sub-national development and security plans and programmes.

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