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New Year, new approach, new UNDP

UNDP is starting 2018 with a fresh focus and vision. This approach is laid out in the new Strategic Plan, which takes effect on January 1st and is the blueprint for the evolution of its work over the…  


UNDP launches global competition to name panda cubs

UNDP today launched a global competition with a once-in-a-lifetime prize: the opportunity to name two rare baby pandas in China.  


South-South cooperation between El Salvador and Dominican Republic stimulates local economy

A key feature of the evolving development landscape is the increasing importance of South-South cooperation (SSC), which underscores the leading role of the South in its own development.  


Sharing Best Practices with Ministries of Health for improved management of funds for HIV and AIDS

From its offices in Geneva, the United Nations Development Programme has set up a team to serve the Global Fund (to Ffght AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria) in its efforts to support the most effective…  


Turning the Tide in the Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Zimbabwe has achieved one of the sharpest declines in HIV prevalence in Southern Africa, from 27% in 1997 to just over 15% in 2010, according to the 2010/2012 Zimbabwe Demographic Health Survey.  


The Geneva Declaration on Armed Violence and Development: A Vision of Hope

More than 1.5 billion people around the world face the horrifying reality of an existence affected by war, violence or high levels of crime. Armed violence destroys lives and communities, and…  

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