UN Development Programme

Tuvalu launches first early warning system in Pacific

The launch of an early warning system in Tuvalu will better inform residents of the Pacific island nation about oncoming cyclones and other disasters, according to a senior UN official in the region.

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UNDP small grants fund marine projects in Trinidad & Tobago

Small funding investments in conservation groups in Trinidad and Tobago have made a big difference in protecting coastal areas and marine life in the country.

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UN Gender Focus: Yemen, indigenous women and disaster preparedness

Women and girls paying “heaviest price” in Yemen as famine looms: UNFPA

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Syrian people’s plight is worse than ever, say UN aid chiefs

More than US$ 8 billion worth of aid is needed to help millions of desperately vulnerable Syrians in 2017, UN agency chiefs said on Tuesday.

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UN Gender Focus: gender parity , Muslim women and transgender community in Bangladesh

Gender parity still “decades away” in public life: UN development chief

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“Essential services” provided to mankind by biodiversity

Biodiversity, or the variety of life on Earth, provides “essential services” to mankind, according to the Administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, CAR and Timbuktu reconstruction

“Serious human rights violations” continuing in South Sudan

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“Change at all levels” to advance gender equality in workplace

Change is needed “at all levels” of society to advance gender equality in the workplace according to a senior United Nations official.

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Road safety “a basic human right for children” says actress

Road safety is “a basic human right for children,” according to the Malaysian-born actress and UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador,

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Debris removal “problem” 2 months after Ecuador earthquake

The removal of debris following the catastrophic earthquake in Ecuador two months ago remains a “problem” for which it’s difficult to attract donor funding, according to a United Nations advisor on disaster risk management in the South American nation.

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