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11 Dec 2008 description

Through the UN, Japan will support 21 African countries

Poznan, 11 December 2008 - Twenty-one African countries are set to benefit from a US$92.1-million programme backed by the Japanese Government, which is designed to support their efforts to adapt to climate change.

The details of where the money would be invested were finalized this week between Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), coinciding with the International Climate Change Conference in Poznan, Poland.

Through the new programme, UNDP will work with the African countries to help them develop their …

04 Dec 2008 description

Introduction

The Portfolio of Mine Action Projects 2009 provides a snapshot of the problems of landmines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) in 33 countries, territories and peacekeeping missions, and describes the strategies for eliminating each of these threats.

This 12th edition of the annual portfolio is a collection of mine action project proposals that reflect a strategic response by field-based partners to the landmine and ERW problems in specific countries or territories.

30 Jun 2008 description

Remarks by Ad Melkert, UN Under-Secretary General and Associate Administrator of UNDP ECOSOC Luncheon on Climate-related conflict and the Millennium Development Goals

Excellencies, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am very pleased to have the opportunity to join this important discussion on climate-related conflict and Millennium Development Goals.

Climate change stands as a roadblock in the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. It threatens the chance of millions in Africa, Asia and Central and South America to escape poverty.