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  • 27 Feb 2014
    Message of UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Valarie Amos

    Opening remarks at the press conference at the Peninsula Hotel in Manila, 27 February 2014

  • 20 Feb 2014
    Our Work: 100 Days after Typhoon Haiyan

    A hundred days after Typhoon Haiyan tore through one of the poorest parts of the Philippines, affecting 14.1 million people and leaving 4 million displaced, UNDP continues to help people rebuild their lives.

  • 19 Feb 2014
    Luís Figo, Fabio Cannavaro and Patrick Vieira to join 11th annual Match Against Poverty - Proceeds to support recovery efforts in the Philippines

    Luís Figo, Fabio Cannavaro and Patrick Vieira are among the personalities that have confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty that will take place on March 4 at the STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.

  • 16 Feb 2014
    Needs remain enormous 100 days after Typhoon Haiyan

    One hundred days after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines on 8 November, the Government-led relief operation has made marked progress. But millions of people still require urgent assistance to rebuild their lives and livelihoods and ensure that the gains made thus far are not rolled back as devastated communities begin the difficult process of recovery.

  • 14 Feb 2014
    Football Fever Harnessed to Shine Spotlight on Typhoon Recovery Needs in the Philippines

    As a visit by sports superstar and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham whipped up football fever in the Philippines’ typhoon-hit city of Tacloban yesterday, renowned Swiss Filmmaker, Michael Steiner started the cameras rolling there on a new documentary set for release on 4 March at the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) annual Match Against Poverty to be played in Bern, Switzerland.

  • 06 Feb 2014
    Bohol earthquake survivors need support

    Nearly four months after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake devastated parts of Bohol Island in the Philippines, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator (RC/HC), Luiza Carvalho, is calling on donors to provide an additional US$19 million for urgent shelter needs, as well as health, education and early recovery efforts in the affected areas.

  • 30 Jan 2014
    Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

    A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 28 Jan 2014
    The Race is on to Salvage a “Golden Trough” of Typhoon Felled Trees across the Central Philippines

    The race is on to salvage valuable wood from millions of typhoon felled coconut trees in the central Philippines. Experts believe that salvaged coco lumber could be used for urgently needed temporary shelters, as the Yolanda (Haiyan) super storm left four million people displaced, just over two months ago in the Visayas region. It also killed thousands and devastated livelihoods across nine of the Philippines’ poorest provinces. If stored correctly, the lumber could also prove a potent way of securing thousands of livelihoods. But, time is running out as the trees need to be recovered before May 2014, according to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 24 Jan 2014
    Race to salvage Philippine coconut wood

    Aid agencies and the Philippine government are rushing to salvage the wood from some 15 million coconut trees that Typhoon Haiyan struck down in November 2013, but processing the tree debris before it rots is proving problematic, said the country’s top coconut authority.

  • 22 Jan 2014
    UN opens global call for nominations to identify local sustainable development solutions that can change the world

    A United Nations-led partnership that “shines a spotlight” on local sustainable development innovations today launched its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014. Today marks the first step in a worldwide search to identify leading community-based initiatives from across the developing world that advance environmental conservation while fighting poverty. Nominations are open from 146 countries through March 22, 2014.

  • 14 Jan 2014
    Message of UNDP Country Director, Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka

    Project Steering Committee Meeting, Sulu Celebes Seas Sustainable Fisheries Management Project

  • 06 Jan 2014
    Video: Coordinating Recovery in the Philippines

    UNDP launched today a new video explaining how recovery is coordinated in the devastated areas across the Visayas. “Essentially, we have two disasters: one in the east and one in the west. In the west, the damage has been severe but the recovery of the communities themselves have been quick – sometimes self-organized, sometimes self-motivated, sometimes supported by the government, military and international agencies,” says UNDP Senior Recovery Coordinator Yuri Afanasiev in the video filmed in Tacloban.

  • 23 Dec 2013
    Mobile cash transfer system goes live in Tacloban

    The roll-out of the mobile cash transfer system is underway in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban. This money transfer system will be used for those who are employed in emergency clean-up schemes in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

  • 22 Dec 2013
    Secretary-General's press conference with Philippines Foreign Affairs Secretary

    Full transcript of press conference of the Secretary-General with Foreign Affairs Secretary, Manila, Philippines

  • 20 Dec 2013
    UNDP official reaffirms long-term support for post-typhoon recovery in Philippines

    UN Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan arrived in the Philippines for a three-day trip to advance the agency’s support for post-typhoon recovery efforts, and consolidate partnerships with the Government, private sector and communities as they rebuild in areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan.

  • 19 Dec 2013
    Video: Waste Management Essential to Recovery

    UNDP launched today a new video explaining how waste management contributes to early recovery in the devastated areas across the Visayas. “Our initial estimates were 1.1 or 1.2 million cubic meters of debris around the town,” says Dr. Tim Walsh, UNDP waste management advisor in the video filmed in Tacloban.

  • 19 Dec 2013
    Message of UNDP Country Director, Mr. Toshihiro Tanaka

    1st State Conference on the United Nations Convention Against Corruption Implementation Review, Malacañang

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Humanitarian partners launch plan to help Typhoon Haiyan survivors

    The Humanitarian Country Team in the Philippines today launched its Strategic Response Plan (SRP), seeking US$791 million to assist families affected by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) over a 12-month period.

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Message of UNDP Country Director Toshihiro Tanaka

    Political Structure and Customary Laws Research and Documentation Output

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and government relief official lead donor mission

    Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Secretary Corazon Soliman and United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Luiza Carvalho jointly led a mission yesterday to areas affected by Typhoon Haiyan (known locally as Yolanda) to show donors first-hand the progress in the response and ongoing urgent needs almost five weeks after the disaster struck the Visayas region of the Philippines on 8 November.