Welcome – MDG Report and Post-2015 Agenda LaunchDec 9, 2013UNDP Resident Representative speaks on on the occasion of the MDG Report and Post 2015 Agenda Launch.
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Remarks - Launch of the Southside Youth Success Project Drop-in CentreAug 24, 2012Remarks by Roberto Valent, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative on the occasion of the launch of the Southside Youth Success Project Drop-in Centre.
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