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21 Sep 2018 description

Panama City, September 17, 2018. At the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS), leaders from all sectors of society gathered to demonstrate how they are taking ambition to the next level with a wave of fresh and courageous climate action announcements and commitments that, if implemented will generate over 65 million new, low-carbon jobs by 2030.

21 Sep 2018 description

Mykolaivka, Donetsk Oblast, 21 September 2018 – Over 17,000 residents of Mykolaivka territorial amalgamated community in Donetsk Oblast will have access to some 170 administrative and social services thanks to the rehabilitated Administrative and Social Service Centre in Mykolaivka town, Donetsk Oblast.

21 Sep 2018 description

KYIV, 13 September – What are the recurring human rights issues faced by internally displaced persons? A recent sociological poll of internally displaced persons and service providers working with them confirmed that they face many socioeconomic challenges. These include need to submit additional documents and certificates, to confirm acts of civil status in courts and to undergo verification procedures, as well as the challenges that displaced people face due to relocation, that put IDPs in a more vulnerable position and sometimes means they face discrimination.

20 Sep 2018 description

Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

20 Sep 2018 description

Reaching the ‘missing’ cases by boat and by bike

By UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

20 Sep 2018 description
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Ramallah, 20 September 2018 – In a concerted effort to advance the rule of law across the State of Palestine, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in partnership with the Palestinian government, launched the Sawasya II joint programme.

20 Sep 2018 description

Handing over ceremony of power equipment tools to Vanuatu Government

The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provided the Government of Vanuatu with critical equipment today, which can be deployed for rebuilding community infrastructure for people relocating to surrounding islands and following natural disasters.

19 Sep 2018 description

This report provides insights into land as the main productive asset for building self-reliance of refugees and host communities in Northern Uganda. It provides evidence on the access to and utilisation of land considering the growing number of refugees. It also considers how the interplay of the local, social, political and economic context influences decisions on land and highlights the impact of land decisions on household livelihoods as well as the environment. The report proposes options for optimising Uganda’s progressive refugee policy.

18 Sep 2018 description

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Germany agreed that the Federal Foreign Office will grant Euro 1.1 million for implementation of Support to Community Stabilisation and Resilience project in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar.

The project will jointly be implemented by UNDP and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). This is the first time the Federal Foreign Office grant is being utilised for any project in Bangladesh.

17 Sep 2018 description

The Focal Point of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for Liberia at the EPA says the issue of climate change continues to be one of the major threats to development.

Benjamin Karmoh, said the situation is posing danger to every sector including health, agriculture, education, water and sanitation, energy, and other sectors of the country thereby requiring the collective effort of everyone in addressing the issues of climate change.

16 Sep 2018 description

As part of the Flood Recovery – Housing Interventions Programme, financed by the European Union, we are publishing final lists of beneficiaries who fulfilled conditions to take part in Programme’s economic strengthening component.

Final lists consist of the households that applied to Public Call for beneficiary selection for households destroyed or damaged in 2014 floods. 3,950 households from 44 municipalities and cities applied to the Public Call that was opened from October 9 to November 9, 2017.

15 Sep 2018 description

The Government of Sweden has announced yesterday its support to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Community Security and Stabilization Programme (C2SP) operating in five states in Sudan, with a total fund of 5 million USD.

This announcement took place yesterday during a meeting with H.E. Ambassador to Sweden Mr. Hans Henric Lundquist and First Secretary Ms. Anna Saleem Hogberg who have met with UNDP Country Director Dr. Selva Ramachandran.

15 Sep 2018 description

The joint security from Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, have successfully conducted joint patrols in River Gee and Maryland Counties in Liberia.

This is in continuation of efforts aimed at increasing confidence between security forces and border communities and increasing intra/cross-border cooperation and peaceful co-existence within the two Countries.

The patrols are designed to help prevent illegal entry of people, arms, drugs, and other illegal substances.

15 Sep 2018 description

Amplias desigualdades en el bienestar de las personas ensombrecen el progreso continuado en el desarrollo humano

Según el último Índice de Desarrollo Humano, las personas de los países con un desarrollo humano muy alto viven de media 19 años más que aquellas del grupo de países con desarrollo humano bajo y su tiempo de escolarización es de siete años más.

15 Sep 2018 description

Des inégalités de bien-être criantes menacent la pérennité des progrès du développement humain

Selon le plus récent Indice de développement humain, la différence d’espérance de vie entre les pays des catégories « développement humain très élevé » et « développement humain faible » est de 19 ans, tandis que la différence de durée de scolarisation est de 7 ans.

14 Sep 2018 description

UNDP mobilized US$25 million, restored buildings and boosted preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

New York/Bridgetown, Barbados, 17 September 2018 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) helped mobilize US$25 million, supported the revision and use of improved building codes and restored over 800 buildings for the most at-need people in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, some of the countries hit hardest by two powerful back-to-back hurricanes that devastated several Caribbean islands a year ago, according to a new report released today.

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Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

14 September 2018

By HDRO

According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries.

13 Sep 2018 description

En los últimos 20 años, la gestión de riesgos ha sido objeto de grandes reformas en la región latinoamericana. En línea con trabajos académicos, como el de La Red, notorios esfuerzos institucionales han permitido pasar del tratamiento de la amenaza al tratamiento del riesgo, y luego hacer hincapié en la noción de vulnerabilidad afianzada con las problemáticas de desarrollo.