One third of the workforce in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in precarious jobs: UN report
Oct 12, 2016
With 37 million people in informal or vulnerable jobs – the equivalent of a third of the working population -- social safety nets in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia are increasingly coming under threat.
Empowering Young Women: A Key to Sustainable Development
Oct 11, 2016
Two young women in Kosovo, frustrated by the low percentage of women in the technology sector, launched Girls Coding Kosovo, a non-governmental organization that empowers and trains women and girls in programming, engineering and computer science. A year later, the group has more than 500 participants and several products, including Walk Freely, an app aimed at fighting sexual harassment.
New platform to help countries localize the Sustainable Development Goals
Oct 10, 2016
On the occasion of the World Summit of Local and Regional Governments and ahead of the Habitat III Conference, the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (GTF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) launched www.LocalizingTheSDGs.org – a pioneering knowledge and information sharing platform on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) universally agreed by world leaders in September 2015 in New York.
New UNDP, European Investment Bank accord signed to boost cooperation to reach Global Goals
Oct 7, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at boosting collaboration toward achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
UNDP Report: Millions of Latin Americans risk sliding back into poverty; new generation of public policies crucial to prevent setbacks
Sep 26, 2016
“The main threat to progress in Latin America and the Caribbean is the relapse of millions of families back into poverty. The economic slowdown is part of the story, but not the only cause of such a setback”, said United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean, Jessica Faieta, at the presentation of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) for Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development.
Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows whistle on poverty at world’s first women’s amateur soccer World Cup
Sep 17, 2016
Globally acclaimed Danish actor and star of HBO’s Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau kicked off his role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme by refereeing the world’s first amateur women’s World Cup soccer tournament in New York.
Central Asia, at a crossroads, has the potential for making “modern development visions” a reality
Sep 12, 2016
With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Central Asian countries have the potential to transform themselves into dynamic economies and role models for sustainable human development, said UNDP at a consultation with the European Union on Central Asia.
EU and UNDP to support the reform of Verkhovna Rada in Ukraine
Jun 17, 2016
The EU-UNDP project “Rada for Europe” will focus on strengthening the capacity of the Verkhovna Rada to produce quality legislation and monitor its implementation, in particular the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, and serve as a model and driving force for the reforms.
UNDP takes part in the European Development Days on SDGs implementation
Jun 14, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will participate in the European Development Days (EDDs), Europe’s leading forum on development and cooperation, which will take place on 15-16 June in Brussels.
Ukraine efforts to restore governance and reconciliation in eastern regions receive additional boost from the EU
May 27, 2016
The European Union grants an additional EUR 10-million financial support in a bid to strengthen the positive developments already achieved to date by UNDP-Ukraine’s programme for the “Restoration of Governance and Reconciliation in Crisis-Affected Communities of Ukraine”. The programme will focus on local government reform, gender-responsive recovery and improved service delivery.