Despite some progress, Marginalized Roma community still most excluded in Western Balkans
Apr 9, 2018
Focusing on Western Balkans, first statistics in seven years reveal increased school attendance but growing gap between Roma and non-Roma in health, employment and housing
Zimbabwe: “Free, Fair, Credible” Election: Critical Milestone towards Economic Recovery
Mar 19, 2018
Mr. Steiner noted progress in the preparations for the election, the expressed commitment to hold credible and peaceful election and the ongoing reforms to attract investors and spur on economic recovery. The UNDP Administrator’s visit is the first high-level UN official visit since many years, signaling UN and UNDP’s continued support to the people of Zimbabwe.
UNDP and partners assess progress and challenges for Caribbean recovery six months after massive hurricanes
Mar 8, 2018
Six months after two of the most powerful hurricanes recorded over the Atlantic wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, women and men in island countries like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, British Virgin Islands and St. Maarten are working around the clock to build back better, with another hurricane season only four months away. In the immediate hurricane aftermath, governments requested the UN Development Programme (UNDP)’s technical support to recover, while boosting climate resilience.
The European Union and UNDP to enhance cross-border cooperation in the Horn of Africa
Feb 28, 2018
Erik Habers, Head of Cooperation in the Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Ethiopia, and Lamin Momodou Manneh, Director of Regional Service Centre for Africa, UNDP, signed an agreement for a cross-border initiative to address causes of conflict and instability between Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia.
Three Governors from Kurdistan Region of Iraq become the first Iraqi members of the EU Covenant of Mayors
Feb 22, 2018
Governors of Erbil, Sulaymania and Duhok attended the EU Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum and Ceremony “From Paris to Katowice: Speeding up the transition towards decarbonizes and resilient cities” today in the European Parliament in Brussels.
EU, UNDP cooperation key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Feb 19, 2018
Cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has a major role to play in fulfilling the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and ending poverty, protecting the planet and building prosperity for all, concluded the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Development between both institutions, opened by Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, and Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator.
The European Union contributes $58.96 million for Iraq stabilization
Feb 12, 2018
The European Union has contributed an additional US$ 58.96 million (EUR 50 million) to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives to stabilize areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings the European Union’s total contribution since 2015 to US$ 73.8 million (EUR 64 million).
EU-funded initiative to foster local economic development in Belarus
Dec 20, 2017
The European Union and UNDP launched an important initiative that will support hundreds of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) across Belarus over the next 3 years.
EU and UNDP joint efforts to celebrate the Human Rights Day in Georgia
Dec 10, 2017
The European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the human rights week to celebrate Human Rights Day 2017 (December 10) and prepare the ground for a wider campaign in 2018 which will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
A new plan for a new era: UN development agency charts course for development in 21st century
Nov 28, 2017
The UN’s development agency, the United Nations Development Programme, today launched a new and ambitious blueprint for development in the 21st century at the United Nations headquarters in New York.