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  •   The National Elections Commission registers over 75% of eligible voters in preparation for the upcoming Elections 	The National Elections Commission registers over 75% of eligible voters in preparation for the upcoming Elections Jan 4, 2013Khartoum, 6 January 2010 - Early official reports from the National Elections Commission provide optimism for the April polling process. The Commission registered over 16 million voters throughout Sudan from Nov 1 through Dec 7, 2009. This is 79% of just over 20 million eligible Sudanese voters determined by the 2008 census exercise. In April, Sudanese citizens will democratically elect the President of Sudan, President of the Government of Southern Sudan, State Governors, and National and State Assemblies.

  • A source of joy - Tour boat sets sail in Gaza A source of joy - Tour boat sets sail in Gaza Mar 28, 2014Graduated recently as an architect, Raed El-Shorafa, 27 years old, was facing the risk of joining the increasing numbers of the unemployed in Gaza. Despite his good average, the job opportunities are rare. “I had no income. I was a burden on my family. Future is ahead and I was not certain of my plans” Raed said. Raed was granted USD 6,500 as part of the MDG Joint Programme on Culture and Development of USD 3 million.

  • Access to Justice for the vulnerable in EgyptAccess to Justice for the vulnerable in EgyptApr 19, 2015On the steps of the Family Court in the Heliopolis neighborhood of Egypt’s capital, Cairo, ‘Ayesha’, who preferred not to give her real name, tells a story that is all too common.

  • Activists make a difference as civic educators in LibyaActivists make a difference as civic educators in LibyaJan 4, 2013

  • Borama Mayor proud of his District’s achievementsBorama Mayor proud of his District’s achievementsJan 4, 2013The mayor of Borama is proud of the service delivery improvements his district has made with the support of the United Nations. The mayor’s pride is reflected in the numerous awards that decorate his desk, including one from the UN Joint Program on Local Governance and Decentralized Service Delivery (JPLG) for the Best District Council 2009 for projects implementation in Somaliland.

  • Building inclusive societiesBuilding inclusive societiesOct 24, 2013In partnership with the Government of Japan, UNDP embarked on a range of projects that aim to educate and empower citizens, especially those from poor communities to raise their concerns and become active participants in this historic and dynamic process.

  • Caravan for peace Caravan for peace Jan 4, 2013At first encounter, they could pass for 20 year olds. Their voices and agility is amazing. But, they have been around much longer. Most of them are in the 50s and 60s. Yet, their voices and acting prowess are as fresh as ever.

  • Contributing to human security in DarfurContributing to human security in DarfurFeb 3, 2013UK Minister for International Development, Lynne Featherstone, had the opportunity to witness the impact of community policing and paralegal support in Abu Shouk Internally Displaced persons (IDPs) camp that is provided by the Paralegal Justice and Confidence Center (JCC) in Darfur.

  • Council more efficient with new automated system Jan 4, 2013A visit to Hargeisa Municipal offices in Somaliland captures ones attention. As you enter through the door, you jostle with revenue collection clerks bringing returns, businessmen coming to verify their tax records, councilors tracking some claims, and accounts officials searching for records, while the data entry clerks are glued to the systems either conducting data entry, verifying or retrieving records. Indeed, things have changed greatly thanks to the Automated Information Management Systems (AIMS).

  • Creating a culture of leadership and results for Palestinian civil servants Creating a culture of leadership and results for Palestinian civil servants Jan 4, 2013

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