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  • European Investment Fund, UNDP accord to boost cooperation to achieve Global Goals Sep 20, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will boost cooperation between the two institutions. The MoU emphasises the role small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) will play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Now is the time to help Irma-affected people get back on their feet, UNDP Sep 10, 2017

    The most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean has battered several Caribbean islands, leaving Barbuda and St. Martins near “uninhabitable”, according to national authorities. Hurricane Irma has also left catastrophic damage as it passed over Turks and Caicos, southern Bahamas, northern Dominican Republic and northern Haiti.

  • Partners discuss development challenges, opportunities in Central Asia Sep 1, 2017

    Representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Central Asia and the European Union (EU) discussed in Brussels the development challenges and opportunities, and their future collaboration in the region.

  • European Union and UNDP support social protection for community resilience in Yemen Jul 6, 2017

    The European Union (EU) confirms its commitment to Yemen by providing EUR 25 million (nearly USD 27 million) to support the vulnerable Yemeni people affected by the devastating conflict.

  • UNDP takes part in Europe’s leading forum on development Jun 8, 2017

    SDGs Advocates Jeffrey Sachs and Muhammad Yunus and Marjeta Jager, Deputy Director of EC’s Department for International Cooperation and Development, were among key speakers of a panel on the role of small businesses in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the European Commission during the European Development Days, Europe’s leading forum on development and cooperation, which took place on 7-8 June in Brussels.

  • US$12 million in loans to support thousands of small businesses quarrying ‘Development Minerals’ in Africa Jun 8, 2017

    Five thousand micro, small and medium scale Development Minerals operators will now have access to more affordable finance as a result of a partnership between the African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Ltd (AGF), the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme.

  • New initiative to help boost citizen engagement across the Western Balkans Apr 25, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) launched an ambitious programme to substantially increase the involvement of civil society organizations in local development efforts.

  • European and Arab partners discuss development challenges and priorities across the Arab region Apr 6, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the European Commission (EC) and the EastWest Institute (EWI) discussed today the development challenges and priorities in the Arab region, in particular the importance of youth empowerment as a new area of development cooperation in the region. Representatives of EU institutions, Arab Ambassadors to EU and members of the Brussels-based policy, development, and think tank community participated in the debate.

  • New study provides pragmatic suggestions to help in creating decent employment and expand economic opportunities for Syrian refugees and communities hosting them Apr 5, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the International Labour Organization (ILO), and the World Food Programme (WFP) launched today, on the side-lines of the Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, their joint report entitled “Jobs Makes the Difference: Expanding Economic Opportunities for Syrian Refugees and Host Communities.” In line with the discussion in the EU-hosted Conference held today, the six-country study argues that expanding access to economic opportunities for those affected by the Syrian crisis must be a priority. However, it is equally makes it clear that the current response to the crisis, despite recent successes, is unlikely to be sufficient.

  • Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk, as Brussels Syria Conference set to open Apr 4, 2017

    As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UNHCR and UNDP – on behalf of the 240 international and national partners and the host governments in the region – are extremely concerned by the current low funding levels of the response to help millions of Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them.