UNDP Report: Millions of Latin Americans risk sliding back into poverty; new generation of public policies crucial to prevent setbacks

UNDP presented its Human Development Report for Latin America and the Caribbean in Brussels “The main threat to progress in Latin America and the Caribbean is the relapse of millions of families back into poverty. The economic slowdown is part of the story, but not the only cause of such a setback”, said United...

Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows the whistle on poverty

New York, NY—Globally acclaimed Danish actor and star of HBO’s Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau kicked off his role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme by refereeing the world’s first amateur women’s World Cup soccer tournament in New York. Coster-Waldau, who plays...

Central Asia, at a crossroads, has the potential for making “modern development visions” a reality

Poverty, inequality and exclusion, coupled with governance deficits With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Central Asian countries have the potential to transform themselves into dynamic economies and role models for sustainable human development, said UNDP at a consultation with the European Union on...

Through cultural heritage, EU and UNDP bring Cypriots across borders together

Christina Pavlou Solomi Patsia is a former Greek Cypriot resident of the Komi Kebir/Buyukkonuk village, where UNDP recently finished restoring the Agios Afksentios Church. As a child, she lived close to the church. “We used to play in the church yard when we were young; we spent most of our time here. When I come...

UNDP takes part in the European Development Days on Agenda 2030 implementation

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will participate in the European Development Days (EDDs), Europe’s leading forum on development and cooperation, which will take place on 15-16 June in Brussels. Organised by the European Commission, the forum which attracts 5,000 people from 140 countries and 1,200...

EU and UNDP renew partnership on electoral assistance

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica met today to reaffirm the long-standing partnership on electoral assistance. They signed the revised European Commission-UNDP Electoral Assistance...