Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of StatesJul 15, 2015The African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today an initiative to support the low-value minerals and materials sector in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
UN agencies and partners say funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees and host nations without vital support Jun 25, 2015A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in neighbouring countries, according to a report released today.
UNDP’s Drogba vs Malaria campaign wins EACA Care AwardJun 24, 2015The animated video featuring UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba which calls for support to end malaria won the Care Award of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA), which recognizes social campaigns promoting care for people, resources and the environment.
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Pope Francis Encyclical on the Evironment and the PoorJun 18, 2015I welcome Pope Francis' very important contribution to the climate change debate through his encyclical on the environment and the poor.
UNDP takes part in the European Development Days and Green Week Jun 3, 2015“The European Development Days take place at a crucial moment of time when world leaders and development stakeholders are discussing the post-2015 agenda for development. UNDP will join the discussions during the Development Days to share its best practices and innovative work from the ground which can inspire our collective actions to achieve sustainable development for all countries and people,” said Barbara Pesce-Monteiro, Director of the UNDP office in Brussels.
One year after catastrophic floods, Bosnia and Herzegovina takes stock and looks aheadMay 12, 2015A year ago this week, heavy rains in Bosnia and Herzegovina caused the worst floods in 120 years. While an extensive rehabilitation effort continues today, including construction of houses, infrastructure, public facilities, health care centres and schools, longer-term disaster resilience initiatives like landslide prevention programmes and new flood prevention measures are in progress.
EU and UNDP Discuss Global Development Challenges and PrioritiesApr 27, 2015nited Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and European Union Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica jointly opened today in Brussels a high-level policy dialogue between both institutions.
A regional programme will support integration and mobilization of domestic resources in Central AfricaApr 24, 2015The European Union, France and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will support the Commission of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) and eight Central African countries through a new regional program of public finance reforms and domestic resource mobilization.
Everyone’s heritage: Cultural sites offer new beginnings in CyprusApr 16, 2015Cypriots today are rediscovering their unity around a shared cultural heritage; however, this hasn’t always been the case. How did this shift happen?
Dr. Paul Farmer to appear as part of the Kapuscinski Development LecturesApr 13, 2015Dr. Paul Farmer, renowned humanitarian and physician, is the latest in a series of high profile Kapuscinski Lecture speakers. Farmer will talk about the inequalities of health highlighted by the Ebola crisis and their effect on global development.