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UN brings together opposing Sudanese tribes in historic peace talks

Abyei - Amidst the cheering, drumming and dancing of women from Sudan’s Missiriya tribe in Um Khaer village in the Sudanese county of Abyei, a group of Missiriya representatives from this traditionally nomadic tribe gathered on December 14, 2009 for a historic meeting with representatives from the more

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UNDP deputy regional director sends message of hope to Yemen

A few years ago, she was unable to say a word in front of a stranger. She was very shy and timid. But now, she is sitting with senior delegates of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) during a lunch organized by the Youth Economic Empowerment Project in which she was involved as a beneficiarymore

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UNDP help empower women and reduce poverty in rural areas

Making ends meet is what Fatima and other women in Sharg Al-Nil area struggle to achieve each day. With rapid increases in living expenses and diminishing work opportunities, securing a decent living to families becomes more of a challenge every day. In a country where poverty is affecting almost more

UNDP pushes high-gear with Syria’s private sector through the compact

By Muhammad Agha, Project Director, UN Global Compact Syria The past ten years provided a unique opportunity for the private sector (PS) to engage in high level dialogue with governments from around the world and identify promising trends and opportunities for business community contribution to tmore

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UNDP Sudan celebrates Mother’s Day

Staff at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sudan paid tribute today to their mothers, sisters, spouses and daughters in celebration of Mother’s day. Speeches were given, poetry recited and joyful signing accompanied the ceremony to mark this important day in everyone’s life. National more

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UNDP supports computerization of the criminal justice system in Sudan

  Over the years, poor management and administration of the criminal justice system were thought to be the genesis of injustice and social unrest amongst community members across Sudan. In addition, the capital Khartoum has witnessed high rural exodus and influx of immigrants from other countrimore

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UNDP and alternative livelihoods to piracy

Starting a business with limited resources in the Somali coastal district of Eyl is difficult – especially for a woman Despite the challenges, Bisharo’s small café in Eyl is thriving. A UNDP micro-grant and small business training helped her set up the cafe, and Bisharo is now supporting her four chmore

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UNDP and the UK boost Cooperation in Supporting of the Health Care Center in Bekaa Area

“Despite the poverty we are living in, the center has helped me and my kids a lot especially that getting medical care in Lebanon is too expensive.” Said Soua’d Al Shridi, a 32 year-old Syrian beneficiary and a mother of nine kids. Another Lebanese mother who refused to give us personal informationmore

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UNDP helps Lebanon kick off solar powered schools

Teachers and students at 25 public schools in South Lebanon are to benefit from a constant supply of electricity to their offices and classrooms following installation of solar panels that provide an alternative to expensive and polluting diesel generators. Three schools, in Kfour, Akkar and Bekaamore

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UNDP helps Syria achieve tuberculosis breakthrough

09 March 2011 Support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has increased success in target areas of a programme by the Government of Syria to bring down national TB infection rates. The rate of nationwide TB prevamore