US$ 3 million urgently needed for Central African Republic electionsFeb 8, 2016As Central Africans prepare to vote on 14 February, the United Nations is highlighting a US$3 million gap in financing for the second round of the presidential poll and two rounds of legislative elections.
Calling all regions around the world to share good practices in public managementJan 27, 2016The United Regions Organization (ORU Fogar), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched a global call for good practices in public management by regional governments.
“Address challenges and seize opportunities of the new world of work”, UNDP urgesDec 14, 2015Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges are rapidly transforming what work means today and how it is performed. This new world of work presents great opportunities for some, but also profound challenges for others. The 2015 Human Development Report, released today at a ceremony in Ethiopia, urges governments to act now to ensure no one is left behind in the fast-changing world of work.
[BLOG] What has salt got to do with development?Nov 24, 2015Do you know where the salt that flavours your food comes from? What about the lime to set our concrete walls, the aggregate and the sand that pave our roads, the pigments that colour our paints, or the bricks that hold up our ceilings?
UNDP spot among the finalists of the video contest “Shinning Stars of Europe”Nov 18, 2015A 150-second spot featuring the efforts of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support social reintegration in Burundi is among the finalists of the video contest “Shining Stars of Europe”.
UN Development Chief: Tackling Root Causes of Migration Critical to Ending CrisisNov 12, 2015Ending the migration crisis in Europe will require a broad coalition of countries and international organizations to tackle the causes of the mass migration while creating more avenues for legal migration, said United Nations development chief Helen Clark.
Helen Clark: Statement at the Valletta Summit on MigrationNov 11, 2015Around our world, we see many more people on the move, looking for safer and more conducive environments in which to live and find work. In Africa, migration both within the continent and to Europe has sharply increased.
Investing in low value minerals and materials for jobs boost in AfricaNov 9, 2015The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre hosted today the Africa launch of a new global programme to support small-scale miners, public institutions, and communities operating in the low value minerals and materials (LVMM) sector.
Children draw peace to mark the 70th anniversary of the United NationsOct 26, 2015Fifty children aged between 5 and 7 of the school “Ma Campagne” in Brussels have participated in celebrating the UN 70th anniversary by making drawings on peace.
Declining opportunities: New UNDP report examines recent downturns in migration and remittances in Central AsiaOct 21, 2015The report presented today in Brussels reveals that despite a drop since 2014, migration levels in Central Asia are likely to see a marked increase in the coming decade.