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14 Dec 2012 description

ACNUR presenta la edición en español de su publicación “La Situación de los Refugiados en el Mundo”

30 Nov 2012 description

By Payal Chandiramani

People don’t often think of gender issues when they think of the environment, but in fact sustainable development in many of the world’s most bio-diverse regions has a lot to do with women’s health and well-being.

02 Oct 2012 description

Australia and the World Bank Group Partnership: Unlocking potential, achieving results

This report highlights the achievements of the Australia – World Bank Group Partnership.

Unlocking potential, achieving results - online version

Headline results in 2012

  • Access to finance provided to more than 500,000 people in the Pacific.

16 Aug 2012 description
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OCHA adds 500 free humanitarian symbols to communications tools and services

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA) has created a set of 500 freely available humanitarian icons to help relief workers present emergency and crisis-related information quickly and simply.

17 Jul 2012 description

Sub-Saharan Africa must provide universal access to decent jobs and social services if it is to achieve decisive development progress, according to the report .

This year the report shows that progress has been made in primary school enrolment, gender parity in primary school enrolment, the proportion of seats held by women in national parliament and HIV and AIDS prevalence rates. In spite of this progress, Africa still faces the challenges of addressing pervasive income inequalities, creating decent jobs, access to health and sanitation services.

01 Jul 2012 description

Overview

Three years to the deadline, we can report broad progress on the MDGs The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to by world leaders over a decade ago have achieved important results. Working together, Governments, the United Nations family, the private sector and civil society have succeeded in saving many lives and improving conditions for many more. The world has met some important targets—ahead of the deadline.

26 Jun 2012 description

Document Summary

UNDP has a presence on the ground in over 170 countries and territories and decades of concrete development experience in countries ranging from fragile States to middle-income countries like Brazil and Indonesia. This, combined with our four focus areas — poverty reduction and achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; and environment and sustainable development — make us uniquely situated and qualified to answer the UN’s call for a better and more sustainable future.

25 Jun 2012 description

Annual report: New results show UK aid is changing lives

New figures tracking the success of UK aid around the globe show how British support is transforming the lives of the world's poorest people.

The latest numbers are set out in the Department for International Development's Annual Report 2011-12, published by the British Government ministry today.

The progress report reveals the Government is on track to deliver the results it set out over a year ago, in a major review of how British aid is targeted.

22 Jun 2012 description

Realizing human rights and achieving sustainable development are inter-dependent and mutually-reinforcing goals. States must ensure that the Outcome Document of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development recognizes the centrality of human rights to sustainable development and reaffirms the international human rights framework.

15 Jun 2012 description

POINTS SAILLANTS
- 2 véhicules de PU-AMI volés à N'délé
- Briefing sur la RCA au Conseil de Sécurité
- Résultats de l'enquête sur les VBG en RCA

14 Jun 2012 description

Ottawa―The results of Canada's commitments to developing countries are now easier to access after Canada's Minister of International Cooperation, the Honourable Beverley J. Oda, released the Development for Results 2010-2011 report today.

04 Jun 2012 description
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Afghanistan Interim Strategy Note, 2012-2014

A SUSTAINED COMMITMENT

The World Bank’s Interim Strategy Note (ISN) for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan provides a sustained commitment and vision to the country’s development through the period of transition and beyond.

30 May 2012 description

Introduction

The UK Government is determined to help reduce the inequalities of opportunity we see around the world today. We believe that promoting global prosperity is both a moral duty and in the UK‟s national interest. Aid is only ever a means to an end, never an end in itself. It is wealth creation and sustainable growth that will help people to lift themselves out of poverty.

11 May 2012 description

The review of the situation of girls and boys in Ethiopia is produced by the Government of Ethiopia and the United Nations.It is the first such publication since 1993. Preparation started in 2010 with working papers based on literature reviews and field work in all regions. Findings were discussed in a series of meetings with civil servants and civil society. This information was used to help frame how the United Nations would support the Growth and Transformation Plan. To the extent possible the data has been updated as of the end of 2011.

11 May 2012 description

Asia-Pacific actions to address climate change will have global impact

Jakarta -- Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must now strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions. Their success or failure will have repercussions worldwide, predicts a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme.

26 Apr 2012 description
Volume 2: Financial Report

ADB Assistance to Developing Asia Tops $21.7 Billion in 2011

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved $21.72 billion in financing operations last year, a 14.5% increase on ADB’s previous year’s financing, according to its 2011 Annual Report, released ahead of the organization’s 45th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, to be held from 2 to 5 May in Manila, Philippines.

24 Apr 2012 description

TAD/2054

(Received from a UN Information Officer.)

DOHA, QATAR, 23 April — Change in favour of equitable and sustainable development in the Arab world and around the globe must be achieved by women working side by side with men at all levels, Qatar Museums Authority Chairperson Sheikha Al Mayyasa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani said today as the Thirteenth Ministerial Meeting of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII) held a high-level event on “Women in Development”.