Star-studded line up launches 6th Social Good SummitSep 27, 2015Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, singer Jennifer Lopez and actors Laverne Cox and Charlize Theron will be among the speakers at the 2015 Social Good Summit opening in New York on Sunday.
EU and UNDP to provide electoral support to LiberiaSep 22, 2015The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Liberia signed several agreements to support Liberia's Electoral Cycle from 2015 to 2017.
Parliamentary Groups key to effective representation of citizens’ interests in a diverse societySep 18, 2015More than 80 parliamentarians from the Arab region, Europe and North America gathered to discuss the importance of parliamentary groups as a prerequisite for the effectiveness of Parliaments in representing the interests and aspirations of a diverse society.
Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of StatesJul 15, 2015The African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today an initiative to support the low-value minerals and materials sector in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
UN agencies and partners say funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees and host nations without vital support Jun 25, 2015A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in neighbouring countries, according to a report released today.
UNDP’s Drogba vs Malaria campaign wins EACA Care AwardJun 24, 2015The animated video featuring UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba which calls for support to end malaria won the Care Award of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA), which recognizes social campaigns promoting care for people, resources and the environment.
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Pope Francis Encyclical on the Evironment and the PoorJun 18, 2015I welcome Pope Francis' very important contribution to the climate change debate through his encyclical on the environment and the poor.
UNDP takes part in the European Development Days and Green Week Jun 3, 2015“The European Development Days take place at a crucial moment of time when world leaders and development stakeholders are discussing the post-2015 agenda for development. UNDP will join the discussions during the Development Days to share its best practices and innovative work from the ground which can inspire our collective actions to achieve sustainable development for all countries and people,” said Barbara Pesce-Monteiro, Director of the UNDP office in Brussels.
One year after catastrophic floods, Bosnia and Herzegovina takes stock and looks aheadMay 12, 2015A year ago this week, heavy rains in Bosnia and Herzegovina caused the worst floods in 120 years. While an extensive rehabilitation effort continues today, including construction of houses, infrastructure, public facilities, health care centres and schools, longer-term disaster resilience initiatives like landslide prevention programmes and new flood prevention measures are in progress.
EU and UNDP Discuss Global Development Challenges and PrioritiesApr 27, 2015nited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica jointly opened today in Brussels a high-level policy dialogue between both institutions.