EU and UNDP renew partnership on electoral assistance
Apr 15, 2016
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica met today to reaffirm the long-standing partnership on electoral assistance. They signed the revised European Commission-UNDP Electoral Assistance Guidelines, which aim to enhance the EC-UNDP collaboration on electoral assistance on the ground.
EU-supported initiative helps boost Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction implementation in Africa
Apr 12, 2016
As southern African countries deal with the effects of El Nino and prepare for La Nina, representatives of disaster risk management authorities in the sub-region convened this week to kick off a risk knowledge programme focused on how to measure losses caused by disasters, to help inform policy and development planning.
Vast EU-funded programme to demine and increase surveillance along the Turkey’s eastern borders
Apr 4, 2016
Marking the UN’s International Day for Mine Awareness, Turkey’s Defense Ministry and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a vast programme of demining and increased surveillance along the country’s eastern borders.
EU Flood Recovery Programme to build resilient communities in Macedonia
Apr 4, 2016
The Programme, funded in the amount of 10 million euros, has been designed to help the country overcome the damage caused by flooding in 2015 and to reconstruct and upgrade the country’s flood prevention infrastructure over the next two and a half years.
International Day of Happiness in Brussels calls for climate action
Mar 21, 2016
The International Day of Happiness was marked on Sunday in Brussels through an event with the participation of Red, the hero of the “Angry Birds” mobile game and upcoming movie, who was appointed by the United Nations as Honorary Ambassador for Green to inspire climate action toward a sustainable and happier future for all.
International Film Festival raises awareness about the global development issues
Mar 18, 2016
The Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, which starts in Brussels today, will raise awareness about global development issues through powerful documentaries from all over the world.
UNDP at 50: World must step up to beat poverty by 2030
Feb 24, 2016
Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is only possible with a broad coalition of leaders from government, civil society, multilaterals and the private sector, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) on the eve of a major Ministerial Meeting to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary.
EU Partners with UNDP to Strengthen Electoral Processes in Kenya
Feb 11, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement with the European Union to support the electoral process in Kenya. The tripartite partnership between the European Union, the IEBC, and UNDP in the framework of the project "Strengthening of Electoral Processes in Kenya" comes at a time when the electoral body in the country prepares for the general elections to take place in August 2017.
BLOG: With metal prices down, which minerals will pave Africa’s development?
Feb 8, 2016
This week thousands of executives, financiers, prospectors, investors and government officials will descend on Cape Town, South Africa for the 'Investing in African Mining Indaba.' Cape Town is not the centre of African mining, but for a week each year in February, it temporarily becomes the mining capital of the world. Companies pitch their projects, governments pitch the attractiveness of their geological (and regulatory) terrain and civil society organisations make their own pitch, that of caution, at their Alternative Mining Indaba.
US$ 3 million urgently needed for Central African Republic elections
Feb 8, 2016
As 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.