A team from the United Nations Development Programme in Croatia is helping women in Tajikistan to manufacture solar water heaters. The program brings hot water to villages and gives women skills that they can pass along to others.
Great strides have been made against extreme poverty, but much remains to be done -- and today's generation has the capability, writes Erik Solheim, United Nations Development Programme special envoy for environment, conflict and disaster. Solheim emphasizes the importance of taxes and anti-corruption programs for funding anti-poverty initiatives.
United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark says it's critical that post-2015 development goals tackle climate change. "Climate change is seen as one of the biggest challenges. Its impact affects the poorest people the most," Clark said.
In an interview, Helen Clark, the administrator of the UN Development Programme, talks about the agency's work assisting governments in better conserving and managing biodiversity. Clark also discusses goals for the upcoming Rio+20 summit.
The United Nations Development Programme is seeking the release of a kidnapped worker, who is reported to be in the Marib province of Yemen. A UN spokesman said the kidnapping was "part of a tribal dispute."