United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Marta is a #gamechanger for the empowerment of women. are you a #gamechanger?

Watch Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba's animated video telling the story of his early life in a malaria-endemic country and calling attention to a disease that continues to take a child life every minute.

Honduras: Almost one century after the isolated village of Plan Grande in northern Honduras was founded, its inhabitants were still living in semi-darkness. To tackle this problem, a UNDP-supported project helped build a hydroelectric power plant, eliminating the use of fuel, candles and batteries. Of the 80 houses located in this community, 53 have been hooked up to the system. on.undp.org/waRZD

Chile: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Chile Antonio Molpeceres and the mayor of the city of Valparaiso Jorge Castro signed a an agreement on April 23 to boost disaster risk reduction and revamp the city’s development plan, following a deadly fire that killed at least 15 people, left more than 2,900 homeless and forced mass evacuations. on.undp.org/waRNi

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Since 2006, UNDP has helped dispose of over 11,000 tonnes of ammunition and 130,000 small arms and light weapons

Sri Lanka: Thanks to UNDP “We can now go to the market with much ease, and as a result of that, our income has increased by 10 – 20%. Also, since the construction of this road and culverts, even amidst heavy rain, the area has not been going under water.”

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UNDP’s CDRT project has supported 57 villages in Paletwa Township, Myanmar, to improve their water supply. Read more: on.undp.org/vRFjw

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On the border of Syria, Akkar is one of the poorest regions in Lebanon. Of the nearly one million refugees who have fled the neighboring conflict, 200,000 have settled in Akkar, doubling the population. With support from donors, the United Nations Development Programme has set up a farmers' cooperative to help increase productivity.

April 7, 1994 marked the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. The massacres took place over the course of 100 days, killing almost 20% of the population. 20 years on from this brutal tragedy, Rwanda has transformed itself into a thriving nation with significant development gains. With the support of the UN, Rwanda is on track to achieving nearly all the Millennium Development Goals

The State of Kuwait this week contributed US$2.5 million towards UNDP’s emergency support in Syria and neighboring countries. Read more on.undp.org/vPfhQ

The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week launched the third phase of a major initiative in support of transition in the Arab States region, expanding the partnership to cover 14 countries with the addition of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine. on.undp.org/vPf9K

The ongoing conflict in the Central African Republic has forced more than 100,000 nationals from Chad to return home. UNDP will help to resettle 80,000 of these The humanitarian community is raising US $33 million as part of an emergency response to the crisis. The fund will benefit 150,000 people for a period of 6 months The United Nations in Chad says around $6 million has been received from donors. A further $27 million is still urgently needed. on.undp.org/vPeTa

Human development in Brazil has improved drastically in the past two decades with historic disparities narrowing between northern and southern municipalities, according to the UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Human Development Atlas for Brazil. on.undp.org/vPeBH

Kyrgyzstan adopted new building codes to reduce energy consumption and associated greenhouse gas emissions by 30 to 40 percent by 2020. on.undp.org/vPeny

Guatemala: UNDP supports five associations of small coffee producers in nine municipalities in the department of Huehuetenango and three municipalities in the department of Quiché, in the highlands of Guatemala, directly benefiting 1,222 members, their families and communities. In total, 858 acres produced more than 1.6 million kilograms of green-gold conventional and certified organic coffee exported to Switzerland, the United States and Spain. on.undp.org/vPdyN

Many of the brave de-miners working for the UNDP-supported UXO Lao are women. They work long days in the fields, rain or shine, scanning the ground inch by inch to make the country safer for the future generations. Here is an all-female clearance team from Xieng Khuang, Northern Laos. They all are true heroes! Photo: Stan Fradelizi/UNDP Lao PDR

Farmer Prak Chrin can now farm on her land, which used to be an active mine field. Credit: UNDP Cambodia More about her story: issuu.com/undp/docs/web/61?e=3183072/5219482

Len Pheap recounts how her mother almost st epped on a landmine barely 10 meters away from thei r house. Pheap asked local authorities to check and clear th e surrounding areas. Now, she is able to grow crops on safe ground. “I feel safe for my children,” Pheap adds. Photo Credit: Maria Frio, UNDP

Deminer and a bomb detection dog work side-by-side to search for landmines and unexploded ordnances in Tajikistan. Credit: UNDP Tajikistan

4 April: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action | check out how UNDP contributes to Mine Action worldwide on.undp.org/vrF35

Join our Goodwill Ambassador Maria Sharapova and celebrate the United Nations' first International Day of Sports for Development and peace!

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