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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Peace Park now open for business in GeorgiaApr 8, 2015Abkhaz and Georgian teenagers are finding out that working together can lead to win-win situations through a new computer game called "Peace Park".

  • Invitation to the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Territorial Economic Development Apr 2, 2015On May 18-19, 2015, the City of Quito in Ecuador will host the Latin American and Caribbean Forum on Territorial Economic Development. The event is open to all development actors who wish to share their experiences and participate in the discussion about Local Economic Development as a tool for addressing Post-2015 Development Agenda challenges at the local level.

  • Development partners renew funding for Guinea-BissauMar 25, 2015International development partners pledged today over € 1 billion to support Guinea-Bissau’s social and economic development. The funding will support the Government’s Development Strategy Plan, Terra Ranka (meaning a fresh start), which aims to ensure long-term sustainable development, consolidate peace and stability, and increase economic growth.

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