Strengthening the Rule of Law vital to sustain peace and foster development
Jun 29, 2016
“Advancing the rule of law and sustaining peace is most likely to be achieved when national, international and UN partners work closely together,” stated Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator delivering her key note remarks at the opening of the Rule of Law Annual event in New York today. “Placing people at the center of justice and security reforms and working towards the goals of national partners are crucial for successfully establishing the rule of law and access to justice,” she further added.
UNDP rejects accusations from the Government of Nicaragua
Feb 16, 2016
UNDP has been a partner of Nicaragua since 1978, working closely with different governments across the political spectrum to jointly improve the lives of Nicaraguan women and men.
Ban Ki-moon congratulates the Security Council for the approval of a political mission to monitor Colombia peace deal
Jan 26, 2016
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will present detailed recommendations for such a mission to the Security Council for consideration and approval within 30 days of the signing of a peace deal.
Ban welcomes joint request by Colombian Government and FARC to set up UN political office
Jan 20, 2016
The FARC rebels have been in talks with the Government seeking to end a 51-year conflict that has left nearly a quarter of a million victims.
Secretary-General's statement on the 6th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake
Jan 11, 2016
Tomorrow, the United Nations family will mark the sixth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti and pay tribute to the more than 200,000 victims, including 102 United Nations personnel, who perished in this tragic event.
Haiti: Ban remains concerned over political developments related to the ongoing electoral process
Jan 5, 2016
The Secretary-General recalls that Parliament has not functioned since January 2015
Jamaica at the mercy of climate change
Dec 16, 2015
In Jamaica, the unpredictability of rainfall has made farming procedures more expensive. Drought conditions have eased but another extreme has set in.
Sargassum and Climate Change in the Carribean
Dec 10, 2015
When the paradise habitants saw their white beaches turned into fetid scenarios, alerted authorities, and given the limited effectiveness of the response, they took the initiative and organized them selves in crews to clean public beaches and despite his efforts the situation got worse.
Peruvian women install solar panels and light up their communities
Dec 8, 2015
Five women from Candarave Province, located in Tacna (Peru), travelled to India to be trained and to learn how to install solar panels. The training has enabled 272 families to have electricity and improve their quality of life. Solar panels mitigate the emission of greenhouse gases and allow to address climate change.
Widespread floods affect livelihoods in Guyana
Dec 4, 2015
It is now 10 years since extreme rainfall caused widespread flooding which devastated the coastal lowland areas of Guyana, which is below sea level. Unable to cope with the constant flooding, many families decided they had to leave the Creek for a new life on the coast.