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Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living…  


Global gathering of artisanal and small-scale miners charts new vision for sustainable development

Over 500 people from more than 70 countries have assembled in Livingstone, Zambia for the International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and Quarrying (ASM18) to chart a vision for…  


Kosovo’s historic sites to receive € 2 million facelift

The European Union and UNDP have launched the second phase of a programme to renovate Kosovo*’s cultural and religious monuments, involving youth from diverse backgrounds in the rehabilitation and…  


UNDP again ranked as one of world’s most transparent development aid organizations

The Aid Transparency Index, produced by the campaign for aid transparency Publish What You Fund, rated UNDP as the second most transparent aid organisation in the world, making it the highest rated UN…  


Towards a knowledge-based economy: EU, UNDP investing in vocational education in Azerbaijan

The European Union and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) will continue to support the enhancement of vocational education and development capacity in Azerbaijan, as part of the EU-funded initiative…  


European Development Days: Gender equality and women’s empowerment key to achieving the Global Goals

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) participated in the European Development Days (EDDs), Europe’s leading forum on development, which in 2018 focused on the role of women and girls in achieving the…  


A signature solution to arms control

The EU and UNDP marked the results of a 15-year-long partnership on arms control, developed and piloted by SEESAC, a joint initiative of UNDP and the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), operating…  


EU and UNDP initiate a new project to strengthen Syrians and host communities in Turkey

The European Union and the United Nations Development Programme agreed to join forces to strengthen the economic and social resilience of Syrians, their host communities and relevant national and…  


In Brussels, donors pledge $4.4 billion for affected Syrians and countries in the region

Delegates to a conference co-hosted by the the European Union and United Nations and in Brussels pledged some US$4.4 billion in 2018 to efforts to reach 22 million affected people inside Syria and in…  


UN Chiefs Call for Increased Support for Vulnerable Syrians and the Region, as the Brussels Conference Set to Open

As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UN Chiefs are calling urgently for increased support for vulnerable Syrians, refugees and the communities hosting…  

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