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  • BLOG: With metal prices down, which minerals will pave Africa’s development? Feb 8, 2016

    This week thousands of executives, financiers, prospectors, investors and government officials will descend on Cape Town, South Africa for the 'Investing in African Mining Indaba.' Cape Town is not the centre of African mining, but for a week each year in February, it temporarily becomes the mining capital of the world. Companies pitch their projects, governments pitch the attractiveness of their geological (and regulatory) terrain and civil society organisations make their own pitch, that of caution, at their Alternative Mining Indaba.

  • US$ 3 million urgently needed for Central African Republic elections Feb 8, 2016

    As Central Africans prepare to vote on 14 February, the United Nations is highlighting a US$3 million gap in financing for the second round of the presidential poll and two rounds of legislative elections.

  • Calling all regions around the world to share good practices in public management Jan 27, 2016

    The United Regions Organization (ORU Fogar), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched a global call for good practices in public management by regional governments.

  • “Address challenges and seize opportunities of the new world of work”, UNDP urges Dec 14, 2015

    Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges are rapidly transforming what work means today and how it is performed. This new world of work presents great opportunities for some, but also profound challenges for others. The 2015 Human Development Report, released today at a ceremony in Ethiopia, urges governments to act now to ensure no one is left behind in the fast-changing world of work.

  • [BLOG] What has salt got to do with development? Nov 24, 2015

    Do you know where the salt that flavours your food comes from? What about the lime to set our concrete walls, the aggregate and the sand that pave our roads, the pigments that colour our paints, or the bricks that hold up our ceilings?

  • UNDP spot among the finalists of the video contest “Shinning Stars of Europe” Nov 18, 2015

    A 150-second spot featuring the efforts of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support social reintegration in Burundi is among the finalists of the video contest “Shining Stars of Europe”.

  • UN Development Chief: Tackling Root Causes of Migration Critical to Ending Crisis Nov 12, 2015

    Ending the migration crisis in Europe will require a broad coalition of countries and international organizations to tackle the causes of the mass migration while creating more avenues for legal migration, said United Nations development chief Helen Clark.

  • Investing in low value minerals and materials for jobs boost in Africa Nov 9, 2015

    The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre hosted today the Africa launch of a new global programme to support small-scale miners, public institutions, and communities operating in the low value minerals and materials (LVMM) sector.

  • Europe’s refugee crisis: Working to ease the burden Nov 5, 2015

    A new US $20,000 truck donated to the municipality of Gevgelija on 2 November 2015 is the first step in a wider effort by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help local communities cope with the refugee crisis that has seen more than 600,000 people cross the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia so far this year.

  • Children draw peace to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations Oct 26, 2015

    Fifty children aged between 5 and 7 of the school “Ma Campagne” in Brussels have participated in celebrating the UN 70th anniversary by making drawings on peace.

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