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07 Jul 2018 description
infographic UN Development Programme

The Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) 2017 – 2020 presents a collective vision to move beyond direct humanitarian assistance to develop resilient public institutions and invest in the country’s social, economic and environmental stability. As a UN co-lead of the LCRP, UNDP is responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the plan contribute to Lebanon’s long-term stability.
To this end, UNDP aims to:

• Enhance the stability and resilience of vulnerable communities

• Assist key public institutions to develop their capacities for crisis management

07 Jul 2018 description

As the recent upsurge in violence highlights, the conflict in Syria continues to spell a massive political, humanitarian and development crisis across an entire region, with no end in sight.
Syria continues to experience destruction to almost every aspect of life and livelihoods, including massive devastation of homes, businesses, basic services and infrastructure.
Sixty-nine percent of Syrians inside the country live in extreme poverty and 13.1 million people there require humanitarian assistance.

05 Jul 2018 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure protection of vulnerable populations; 2) provide immediate assistance to vulnerable populations; 3) support service provision through national systems; and 4) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability. Reported progress towards targets is cumulative since January 2018, unless otherwise specified.

05 Jun 2018 description

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) handed over two mortuary freezer units to the Sebha municipality. The local authorities will install the freezer at Sebha Medical Center to boost the hospital’s capacity to cope with its tragically high volume of dead bodies.

The equipment is part of a list of priority projects identified by the municipality to achieve local stability.

During the handover ceremony, which took place at Sebha Medical Center, the Mayor, Mr. Hamid Al - Khayali, stated:

04 Jun 2018 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure protection of vulnerable populations; 2) provide immediate assistance to vulnerable populations; 3) support service provision through national systems; and 4) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability. Reported progress towards targets is cumulative since January 2018, unless otherwise specified.

01 Jun 2018 description

SUMMARY

HIV and tuberculosis (TB) are the two most deadly infectious diseases in the world. Globally in 2016, TB took the lives of more than 1.7 million people, while 1 million died from HIV-related illnesses. TB is also the leading cause of death for people living with HIV, with about one-third of HIV-related deaths occurring as a result of the co-infection.

01 Jun 2018 description

SUMMARY

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), nearly half of the world’s population is at risk of malaria. While the vast majority of cases and deaths are in subSaharan Africa, malaria is also a public health threat in the Western Pacific region. In Vanuatu, malaria has historically been one of the leading causes of ill health, and the entire population is at risk of infection.

28 May 2018 description

Inside this newsletter, you will find five original articles from the Bangkok Regional Hub, featuring the work of country office work-flows in Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Myanmar, Viet Nam, and the Solomon Islands, highlighting the ways in which UNDP programmes in the region cross-cut gender equality mainstreaming efforts, or ensure women's empowerment to accelerate sustainable development.

Articles:

  • Religious Leaders Challenge Gendered Misconceptions in Afghanistan

06 May 2018 description

Londres, Royaume-Uni – Malgré des avancées réelles sur certains problèmes de santé graves, 50% de la population mondiale est privé d'accès aux services de santé de base.

Aujourd'hui, le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) et l'Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) ont signé un Protocole d'Accord afin d’aider les pays à atteindre les objectifs relatifs à la santé de l’Agenda 2030 pour le développement durable et tenir la promesse de ne laisser personne de côté.

04 May 2018 description

Achim Steiner

As prepared for delivery.

Excellencies,

Commissioner Hahn

As we discussed in this morning’s parallel session on the region, the Syria crisis continues to have a devastating effect on civilians inside the country, beyond its borders and across generations.

04 May 2018 description

London, 4 May 2018 – While real progress has been made on a number of serious health issues, half of the world’s citizens lack access to essential health services.

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help support countries to achieve the health-related targets across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the agenda’s commitment to leave no one behind.

25 Apr 2018 description

As Nepal marks three years since the devastating 2015 earthquake, the people in Belkot municipality in Nuwakot celebrated the opening of a brand new, earthquake-resistant and disabled-friendly health post, equipped with a birthing facility.

State Minister for Health and Population Padma Kumari Aryal inaugurated the newly build Belkot Health Post on Tuesday in Belkot, Nuwakot.

23 Apr 2018 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure protection of vulnerable populations; 2) provide immediate assistance to vulnerable populations; 3) support service provision through national systems; and 4) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability. Reported progress towards targets is cumulative since January 2018, unless otherwise specified.

18 Apr 2018 description

KAMPALA (17 April 2018) - The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 6 million to the United Nations to support refugees and host communities in Uganda over a period of one year from March 2018 to March 2019. The support will go to four UN agencies including; the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), World Food Programme (WFP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

16 Apr 2018 description

An archipelago of over 990 small islands, covering around 27,000 square kilometres, the Solomon Islands boasts rich cultural diversity and an array of terrain, species and natural resources.

In many ways, it is an island paradise. Yet, like other small island developing states around the world, the nation faces a range of specific development challenges, now complicated by the emerging adverse impacts of climate change: rising sea levels, more variable and unpredictable rainfall, and more intense extreme weather events.

08 Apr 2018 description

Final Stakeholder’s Consultation: Environmental Impact of Rohingya Influx

In the wake of Rohingya influx and its consequences on the physical environment and ecosystem of Ukhia and Teknaf of Cox’s Bazar District, the final Stakeholder Consultation on Environment Impact of Rohingya Influx, jointly organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was held on 08 March at CIRDAP International Auditorium.

05 Apr 2018 description

The monthly dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP) and highlights trends affecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) ensure protection of vulnerable populations; 2) provide immediate assistance to vulnerable populations; 3) support service provision through national systems; and 4) reinforce Lebanon’s economic, social, institutional and environmental stability. Reported progress towards targets is cumulative since January 2018, unless otherwise specified.

03 Apr 2018 description

El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) en Argentina presentará una nueva publicación el próximo 4 de abril. Este noveno número de la serie Aportes analiza los desafíos para alcanzar una mayor igualdad de género entre las y los trabajadores del sector salud en el país y propone recomendaciones de iniciativas y políticas para reducir de forma más efectiva las brechas persistentes en el sector.

Feminización profesionalizada: la transformación de los recursos humanos en el sector salud

01 Apr 2018 description

Port Moresby, 29 March 2018: The United Nations in Papua New Guinea has mobilized an additional USD 9.2million (K30 million) from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for the highlands earthquake disaster in Papua New Guinea (PNG).

These funds will enable life-saving assistance to 144,172 people in the two most affected provinces of Hela and the Southern Highlands following the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck PNG on 26 February.