Senegal to host new rule of law center for AfricaJun 5, 2015Senegal will host a new regional training center for legal officials and experts, it was announced today at a summit of Justice Ministers from West and North Africa.
Peace, security, development and human rights as foundation of fair and stable society May 28, 2015The forum ended with a strong call of support for rule of law and human rights as a means to achieving sustainable peace and development. Permanent Representatives from UN Member States and participants from crisis countries agreed on a need to strengthen judicial systems as well as rule of law based on human rights.
UNDP reaffirms partnership with Japan to support Nepal’s efforts to build back better after devastating earthquakeMay 26, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) yesterday reaffirmed a strong partnership with Japan on the occasion of the “Build Back Better” Reconstruction Seminar organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Government of Nepal in Katmandu.
UNDP and UNAIDS back efforts by least-developed countries to secure sustainable access to treatmentMay 21, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) would like to call attention to the urgent and compelling case for the international community to take all measures possible to protect the health of people living in least-developed countries (LDCs).
Japan to provide USD 1 million for jumpstarting early recovery in Nepal’s three most Earthquake affected districtsMay 21, 2015The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on have signed an agreement for US$1 million emergency grant in the aftermath of the two devastating Nepal earthquakes to manage debris and create emergency employment through a cash-for-work programme.
Clock ticking in Nepal as monsoon closes inMay 20, 2015With the annual monsoon rains a month away, Nepalese commmunities already devastated following two recent major earthquakes are now facing a new challenge – isolation from desperately-needed aid and assistance to restore and rebuild their homes and livelihoods.
Japan and UNDP will help automate voter identification process in the upcoming elections in KyrgyzstanMay 20, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Governments of Japan and Kyrgyzstan today launched a new project to automate the voter registration and identification process during the Kyrgyzstan electoral cycle in 2015-2017. The project aims to provide Kyrgyzstan with modern electronic equipment to ensure proper registration and identification of voters, a key prerequisite for fair and transparent elections. The US$ 6.1 million project (740,000,000 JPY) is funded by the Government of Japan.
World Education Forum will set roadmap for global education until 2030May 19, 2015The global education agenda for the next 15 years will be discussed at the World Education Forum 2015 (WEF 2015), which opened today in Incheon, Republic of Korea.