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Friday, April 28, 2006 








27 April 2006

UNDP and Japan Bank for International Cooperation forge partnership to fight poverty

UNDP and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) have agreed to join forces to end poverty across the world.

The two organizations agreed on 20 initiatives in more than 10 countries. These include an initiative in Cambodia, where JBIC and UNDP will address HIV/AIDS in the work place in the context of the expansion of Sihanoukville port, which is also known as the “virus harbor.” Also, a proposal for Northeast Thailand will look at providing employment opportunities to poor farmers affected by the agricultural reform and reduction of deforestation in the area.

“This is a milestone in our partnership with JBIC, and I expect to see the MOU translated into actual collaborative activities in many parts of the world,” UNDP Administrator Kemal Dervis said in Tokyo, where he signed a partnership agreement between UNDP and JBIC to work towards promoting the MDGs.

For further information, please contact: Akiko Fujii in Tokyo at: akiko.fujii@undp.org, or Dominic Sam in New York at: dominic.sam@undp.org.

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