UNDP Report: Millions of Latin Americans risk sliding back into poverty; new generation of public policies crucial to prevent setbacks
Sep 26, 2016
“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 Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean, Jessica Faieta, at the presentation of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) for Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development.
Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows whistle on poverty at world’s first women’s amateur soccer World Cup
Sep 17, 2016
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.
Central Asia, at a crossroads, has the potential for making “modern development visions” a reality
Sep 12, 2016
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 Central Asia.
EU and UNDP to support the reform of Verkhovna Rada in Ukraine
Jun 17, 2016
The EU-UNDP project “Rada for Europe” will focus on strengthening the capacity of the Verkhovna Rada to produce quality legislation and monitor its implementation, in particular the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, and serve as a model and driving force for the reforms.
UNDP takes part in the European Development Days on SDGs implementation
Jun 14, 2016
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.
Ukraine efforts to restore governance and reconciliation in eastern regions receive additional boost from the EU
May 27, 2016
The European Union grants an additional EUR 10-million financial support in a bid to strengthen the positive developments already achieved to date by UNDP-Ukraine’s programme for the “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine”. The programme will focus on local government reform, gender-responsive recovery and improved service delivery.
EU-funded initiative to support open and secure borders between Armenia and Georgia
May 17, 2016
A truck scanner worth GEL 3.3 million (USD 1.5 million) has been installed at the Sadakhlo Border Crossing Point between Armenia and Georgia. The scanner provides a reliable means of inspecting cargo ensuring the manifest verification, accurate tariff collection and identification of illegal goods.
EU and UNDP promote confidence building through cultural protection in Kosovo
Apr 28, 2016
The European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a project which aims to build confidence through cultural protection in Kosovo.
EU supports renovation of schools on the left bank of the Nistru river
Apr 22, 2016
Over 800 children on the left bank of the Nistru River in the Republic of Moldova will get access to education in modern and safe conditions with the European Union's financial support aimed at renovating the schools in Nezavertailovca, Hlinaia and Chitcani villages through the UNDP-implemented “Support to Confidence Building Measures” Programme.
EU and UNDP discuss challenges and priorities for regional action in Central Africa
Apr 21, 2016
he United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) held a policy dialogue today with the participation of the principal regional organizations for Central Africa - the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC). The dialogue focused on key security, stabilization and development challenges and priorities in Central Africa, as well as the actions needed to deliver on effective regional level response, led locally and supported by the international community.