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  • UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.

  • Burkina Faso prepares for transition elections Aug 27, 2015Burkina Faso is preparing for elections that will mark the end of the political transition that followed the uprisings of October 2014, and that could serve as a critical step in the country’s return to political stability and development.

  • Guinea Bissau offers free malaria testing and treatment to the publicAug 19, 2015Bissau-Guineans now have access to free malaria testing and treatment in public health facilities through a ground-breaking partnership between the Guinea Bissau government, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) and other development partners.

  • Rural communities of Nicaragua unite for waterAug 12, 2015To strengthen local capacity, over 2,000 people - including farmers, technical institutions and municipal authorities, university professors, journalists and religious leaders - were trained in risk management, resilience, causes of climate change, and adaptation measures.

  • Nicaragua: Electricity empowers rural communitiesAug 11, 2015Maribel Ubeda is among the 4,400 families from eight rural communities in Nicaragua who gained access to electricity when a new 300 kilowatt micro-hydropower plant was inaugurated by local authorities in her village.

  • US$ 41 million Announced for HIV/Tuberculosis and Poverty Response in SudanAug 5, 2015Two new agreements reached in Sudan by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Federal Ministry of Health and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to halt spread of HIV among most at risk Sudanese population and keep TB under control.

  • US$ 17 million to fight HIV,TB and malaria in the Pacific RegionAug 4, 2015Two new agreements reached in the Pacific by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) are set to provide a major boost in the fight against the three diseases in the Pacific region.

  • 20,000 kilometres running and cycling to save the planetAug 3, 2015Young scientists travel across the globe to talk about climate change and bridge the gap between science and society, ahead of COP21.

  • Guarding against disaster: GARD prepares airports for crisisJul 29, 2015In the wake of a disaster, airports play a dual role, both as refuge and transit points for critical humanitarian relief. The logistics behind balancing these two tasks is the aim of the Getting Airports Ready for Disaster initiative, pioneered by the United Nations. But how does the risk prevention scheme work and what can airports do to effectively prepare for crisis?

  • Redrawing the map: UNDP helps coordinate territorial reform in AlbaniaJul 28, 2015About STAR project and Switzerland's recent employment cooperation in Albania.