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Ambassador Paul Seger on priorities of Swiss development cooperationJun 29, 2015Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Paul Seger explains relationships between UNDP and Switzerland and their joint interest for development.
A child's first words in AlbaniaJun 29, 2015When Kevin’s mother went to pick him up from their local center for people with disabilities, she fainted when heard it. “Mama,” he said. It was the first time in the six years of his life. Diagnosed autistic at two-years-old, no one ever believed Kevin would be able to verbalize anything.
UNDP and Canada partner to favor recovery in the Philippines Jun 8, 2015In aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms recorded on the planet, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) and UNDP have partnered to provide municipal building solutions to the people of Guiuan in the Philippines.
UNDP helps Ebola Emergency Response workers get paidMay 27, 2015In the Ebola epicenter countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, UNDP helps more than 100,000 Emergency Response Workers get paid.
Keeping TB patients under treatment is a priority in IraqMar 24, 2015The sectarian violence that dramatically increased in much of Iraq in 2014 has displaced more than 2.5 million people. The frequent mobility and the cramped living conditions of those displaced are a particular challenge for the country’s tuberculosis (TB) programme.
As schools re-open in Liberia, UN Development Chief applauds national efforts to stop EbolaFeb 16, 2015Cautioning that the Ebola crisis will not be over until there are zero cases, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark commended the Liberian Government and people for their ongoing efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak which has resulted in a sharp decline in the number of cases in the country.
Addicts get a new start in life in Bosnia and Herzegovina Feb 13, 2015UNDP is supporting eight other centres across in Bosnia and Herzegovina and helping patients build closer bonds between friends and family for support.
What can be done to ensure global agreements include and are relevant to Small Island Developing States? Jan 27, 2015In this year, 2015, when so many global development processes are coming to a head, including efforts to define and mobilize financing for development, agree a new disaster risk reduction framework in Sendai, and adopt the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, as well as a new climate change agreement in Paris under the UNFCCCC, the question to be asked is for SIDS is, what can be done to ensure that these global agreements include, and are relevant to SIDS, their size, circumstances and capacities?
Climate change and inequalities: How will this impact women?Jan 20, 2015Of all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, one does not get the attention it deserves: exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women.
The SDC is contributing to the Cuban Initiative for Comprehensive Local Development (PADIT)Dec 16, 2014The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) become the main partner of the "Framework Programme for Coordinated Platforms for Sustainable Comprehensive Local Development in Cuba" (PADIT), with the support of USD 5 million deriving from an agreement between the Government of Cuba and the UNDP.