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  • Making the most of migration in Moldova Jun 30, 2016

    The Migration and Local Development Project (MiDL) is part of a multi-year intervention “Moldova – Making the Most of Migration” of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and is implemented in synergy with two other projects carried out by the International Organization for Migration(IOM) in Moldova and by the International Agency for Source Country Information (IASCI).

  • Finding displacement solutions with the private sector Jun 29, 2016

    On June 13th 2016, UNDP and SPARK hosted the Solutions Alliance Business Consultation which brought together some 50 participants representing over 20 companies and many humanitarian and development actors.

  • Going the distance for Climate Change action Jun 20, 2016

    “There is no reason why every car cannot already be electric, zero emissions and renewably powered,” says Louis Palmer, founder of the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE). “Electric vehicles are here, they are here to stay, they’re fun, attractive and the obvious choice. They are the future.”

  • Tuberculosis control during crisis in Irak May 24, 2016

    The combination of sectarian violence, internal displacement and the influx of refugees from Syria poses a severe threat to tuberculosis control efforts in Iraq. Despite the dangers, UNDP has been reaching these people in war-torn areas with much needed treatment.

  • UNDP UN-REDD Colleague Berta Pesti awarded Inspirational Women in Geneva Working for the Environment Mar 8, 2016

    A call for nominations for Geneva-based inspirational women working to protect the environment was launched in February 2016. A committee selected 20 of these inspirational women to be part of an exhibition celebrating their achievements, launched on 8 March 2016, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.

  • HDR 2015: the Geneva Presentation Jan 9, 2016

    The Geneva Presentation of the Human Development Report 2015, launched in Addis Ababa last month, will provide an overview of the key messages, facts and concepts of the HDR 2015 to Member States representatives, UN agencies staff, civil society and members of the International Geneva community.

  • Meeting the threat: UNDP launches effort to reduce flood risks in the Strumica River Basin Dec 28, 2015

    With the cleaning of the main storm-drain channel in the town of Novo Selo, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has embarked upon a six-year programme designed to reduce the risk of flooding and improve water quality in the Strumica River Basin, which is home to 125,000 people in six largely agricultural municipalities in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

  • Egypt on the road to lower emissions with the Sustainable Transport Project Dec 23, 2015

    It can be hard to slow down in Egypt these days. The country’s population is skyrocketing—reaching 90 million this December, with some 9 million in Cairo alone. With the jump in people has come a jump in automobiles—there are some 2.5 million cars speeding along Cairo’s streets, a number that is increasing every day.

  • Human Development Report 2015 Dec 21, 2015

    The 2015 Human Development Report ‘Work for Human Development’ examines the links, both positive and negative, between work and human development in a rapidly changing world of work.

  • Adapting Cuban agriculture helps increase food security Dec 21, 2015

    The Cuban agricultural sector is affected by the increased frequency and intensity of droughts, aridity of the climate, and a pronounced water deficit, affecting the potential yields of the total agricultural production and animal husbandry. The country is facing now the worst drought of the past 115 years which is forecasted to continue in 2016.