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Bangladesh joins hand with UNDP to benefit Bangladeshi women, girls for climate resilient solutions

Dhaka, July 7 (Xinhua/UNI) Bangladeshi Ministry of Women and Children Affairs has joined hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to implement a six-year project benefiting almost 700,000 people mostly women and adolescent girls for climate resilient solutions.

International Women's Day: Empowering more women decision-makers ‘essential’, says Guterres

New York, Mar 9 (IBNS): Under the theme “Think Equal, Build Smart, Innovate for Change”, the United Nations hosted its flagship event celebrating International Women’s Day on Friday to recognize unsung women from across the world, and encourage innovation to transform lives.

Somalia: UN congratulates Puntland region’s newly-elected President

New York, Jan 10 (IBNS).The UN’s Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, on Wednesday congratulated the newly-elected president of Puntland, Somalia’s semi-autonomous region in the country’s north east.

Powering up health care in Sub-Saharan Africa

New York, Jan 3 (IBNS): Solar power is helping make universal healthcare a reality in places where unreliable power supplies regularly affect access to vital services, and can out people’s lives at risk, thanks to support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Preparing Africa for ravages of climate change ‘cannot be an afterthought’ – COP24

New York, Dec 15 (IBNS): Africa is at a “tipping point” as global warming increases, and urgent action needs to be taken across the continent now, to mitigate risks and safeguard a decade of social and economic gains, according to a new report launched on Thursday by the United Nations Development Agency (UNDP) at the COP24 climate conference, in Katowice, Poland.

Madagascar: UN chief commends nation on first round of peaceful elections

New York, Nov 30 (IBNS): The results of the first round of voting to choose Madagascar’s next President were announced on Wednesday, prompting the UN chief to commend the peaceful nature of the vote, which now moves to a second round run-off next month.

‘At risk’ Mediterranean forests make ‘vital contributions’ to development

New York, Nov 28 (IBNS): Between 2010 and 2015, forests around the Mediterranean have expanded by two per cent, but that has come at the price of significant degradation and increasing vulnerability to climate change, population pressures, wildfires and water scarcity, warned a new UN report launched on Tuesday.

In Chad, top UN officials say humanitarian response must go ‘hand in hand’ with longer-term recovery

New York, Oct 8 (IBNS): Senior United Nations officials on Sunday called for stronger joint humanitarian and development interventions in Chad as the crisis-riven central African country as it tackles poverty, displacement, malnutrition, and lack of access to basic social services.

Globally, youth are the largest poverty-stricken group, says new UN report

New York, Sept 21 (IBNS): Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old, according to estimates from a new report released on Thursday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and partners.

FROM THE FIELD: Rwanda’s Green Villages benefit poorest

New York, Sept 14 (IBNS): An innovative approach to supporting the poorest and most vulnerable in Rwanda, is helping to address environmental problems and achieve ambitious development goals there, according to the UN Development Programme, UNDP.

UN development official urges greater international support for Zimbabwe

New York, May 25 (IBNS): With a new administration in place and plans to hold free and fair general elections later this year, authorities in Zimbabwe are hoping to see greater international investment in their country, according to the top United Nations official there.

UNDP at 50 - Leading the fight against poverty and inequality

New York, Feb 25 (Just Earth News/IBNS) United Nations efforts to enhance international peace and security may grab headlines, but the vast majority of the Organization’s resources are devoted to development, and to advancing the Charter's pledge to "promote higher standards of living, full employment, and conditions of economic and social progress and development."