UN Development Programme

“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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Stopping ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya

Protecting elephants and combatting the ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya.

That’s according to Helen Clark, the Administrator of the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).

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“New era” for climate change action

The world is entering what’s been described as a “new era” in which to take action to reverse damaging rises in the planet’s temperature.

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UN Gender Focus: global goals, HIV and Roma women

Global goals and gender equality: squaring the circle

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Graphic novel sheds light on status of Roma women

A new comic that is available online takes a novel approach to highlighting the situation of one of the most excluded grou

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon movie star joins UN to fight poverty

The star of the Oscar-winning movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has committed to working with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to fight global poverty and the inequality between men and women.

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