[BLOG] What has salt got to do with development?Nov 24, 2015Do you know where the salt that flavours your food comes from? What about the lime to set our concrete walls, the aggregate and the sand that pave our roads, the pigments that colour our paints, or the bricks that hold up our ceilings?
Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2015Oct 17, 2015A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years.
It’s our shared responsibility to protect girls’ and women’s rightsOct 12, 2015Today, there are 250 million girls living in poverty. Gender inequality remains the most pervasive form of inequality around the world. In many parts of the world, girls suffer from inequality, discrimination and abuse, facing threats to their security, health and welfare.
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?
Regional cooperation key to security in South East EuropeMar 27, 2015Regional cooperation on combating the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons is the way forward, UNDP and EU officials agreed during a roundtable in Brussels, convened by UNDP's SEESAC initiative.
IDPs from eastern Ukraine found a new home in Kharkiv regionMar 25, 2015The renovation of the shelters is part of a joint EU-UNDP project “Community Based Approach to Local Development” that works with local authorities. The project also supports social care centres for the most vulnerable.
Advancing the dialogue on Local Economic DevelopmentNov 20, 2014In view of the celebration of the 3rd edition of the event, the United Nations Development Programme and the global network of Città del Bio are organizing a conference to be held on Tuesday, 2nd of December in Brussels, which aims at advancing the dialogue on the LED approach and at discussing the thematic lines to be addressed by the Forum. The event will be hosted by the Bavaria’s Representation Office in Brussels.
UN Day 2014 in BrusselsOct 29, 2014UN in Brussels celebrated its 69th birthday in City Hall and Grand Place on 24th and 26th October 2014. See more photos and find out what was the main theme of UN Day.
Hands-free diplomacy on EbolaOct 27, 2014Being UNDP and not a medical organization, our focus is mainly not on the direct treatment for Ebola patients. Instead, to complement the work of the many excellent organizations that are building and staffing Ebola hospitals, we’re working to prevent the further spread of the disease in poor communities, and helping to keep the countries’ economies and societies from collapsing in terror and paralysis.
Ninth Annual UN-EU Partnership Report launched on UN DayOct 24, 2014At the occasion of the UN Day, the United Nations Team in Brussels is pleased to present the ninth Annual UN-EU Partnership report on the results of our collaboration with the European Union in 2013. The report spans the range of our joint actions across the world, both thematically and geographically. The web photo publication and the videos included in the report will take you through the results of our work on the ground.