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  • 23 Jun 2014
    Helen Clark: Opening Remarks at the Switzerland-UNDP-UNFPA Side Event "From MDGs to SDGs: How Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships Can Contribute to Financing the Post-2015 Agenda"

    I thank the Government of Switzerland for hosting this dinner. Switzerland is a committed development partner, both globally, and in the world’s poorest and most vulnerable countries. At the UN in New York, Member States are deliberating on the post-2015 agenda and the sustainable development goals. A critical element in these discussions is to look at the kinds of partnerships and financing which will be needed to implement the next development agenda. That makes our topic this evening on how multi-stakeholder partnerships can contribute to financing the post-2015 agenda very relevant.

  • 23 Jun 2014
    Helen Clark: Statement to the Annual Meeting of the UNDP Executive Board

    This Board meeting is taking place in the midst of very important times for UNDP. The new Strategic Plan is being rolled out across headquarters, regional centers, and country offices, where our programmes are being aligned to the plan. To be able to deliver better on the plan, and to be fit for purpose in a 21st century development context, we are also undergoing organizational change.

  • 11 Jun 2014
    Football legend Didier Drogba urges taking action against malaria

    Two days ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, football star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba launches an animated video that tells the story of his early life in a malaria-endemic country and calls attention to a disease that continues to take a child life every minute.

  • 08 May 2014
    The media as a positive force for human rights and health care

    The media can be a positive force for improving the human rights and health of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people in South Asia, says a new joint report developed by Centre for Advocacy and Research (CFAR) and UN Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 11 Apr 2014
    UNDP’s Match Against Poverty raises US$190,000 for the Philippines

    The XI Match Against Poverty held last March in Bern, Switzerland raised US$190,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines where more than 5,000 people lost their lives last November to Typhoon Haiyan.

  • 01 Apr 2014
    The world celebrates first ever International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

    The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.

  • 18 Mar 2014
    Geneva Lakeside to Host Exhibition on City Successes in Reducing Urban Poverty

    Poverty is a multifaceted reality. It is not only defined by a lack of adequate income; it is a cruel mix of human deprivation in knowledge, health, dignity and rights, obstacles to participation and lack of voice.

  • 04 Mar 2014
    21,000 Swiss Show Solidarity with the Philippines at 11th Annual Football Match Against Poverty

    Last night the United Nations Development Programme again mobilized its team of top football players to compete against a European football club to raise both funds for and awareness of the extreme poverty challenges facing the world.

  • 28 Feb 2014
    Ruud Gullit and Paolo Maldini joining the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty

    Ruud Gullit and Paolo Maldini are among the personalities who confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty on March 4 at the STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.

  • 28 Jan 2014
    Marta, Gattuso and Vieri among the nine new players joining the 11th Match Against Poverty

    Marta Vieira da Silva, Genaro Gattuso Christian Vieri, and Phillip Cocu are among the players that have recently confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty. Proceeds from the Match will support recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most powerful storms on record.

  • 15 Jan 2014
    REDD+ finds vocal anti-corruption champions

    Something extraordinary happened on 8 December. Not extraordinary as in “magical” or “stupefying”, but “out of the ordinary” for sure. Three government representatives from Ministries of Environment, came together to discuss publically, among their peers, the risks of corruption they face for REDD+ and how they want to go about it.

  • 14 Jan 2014
    From empowering youth towards political participation

    Karen Abarca is proud to be serving as an example for youngsters in El Oro Province, located in the south-west of Ecuador. At the age of 20, mother of an 8 month old toddler and a third year student of economy, she actively participates in provincial youth forums to have her voice heard and be able to weigh on public policies that affect issues important to her.

  • 14 Jan 2014
    UNDP and partners spearhead Global Partnership to advance Disaster Risk Reduction and Preparedness in at-risk countries

    UNDP partners with OCHA, UNICEF, WFP, FAO, WHO, IFRC and GFDRR to provide a coordinated and comprehensive support to Governments to build and implement national frameworks for developing capacities to reduce the risk from and prepare for disasters. This partnership is articulated through a global programme, Capacity for Disaster Reduction Initiative (CADRI).

  • 13 Jan 2014
    UNDP and Global Fund sign US $16.7 million for South Asia HIV Programme

    The United Nations Development Programme’s Asia-Pacific Centre (APRC) has signed a US $16.7 million Grant Agreement with the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for a multi-country South Asia HIV Programme.

  • 06 Jan 2014
    Video: Coordinating Recovery in the Philippines

    UNDP launched today a new video explaining how recovery is coordinated in the devastated areas across the Visayas.

  • 29 Dec 2013
    Measuring development cooperation effectiveness at the local level

    n Ecuador, international cooperation offers an important contribution to the country’s policies with regard to the role of local governments in the management of international cooperation, development planning and stakeholder participation. The Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador grants sub-national governments the authority “to manage international cooperation in order to comply with its competences.”

  • 20 Dec 2013
    Reducing Corruption to Save Forests

    On 8 December 2013, the UN-REDD Policy Board Information Session on Sharing National Experiences on Strengthening Transparency, Accountability and Integrity for REDD+" held in Geneva, Switzerland, was an opportunity for Kenya's Ministry of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, represented by Mr. Gichu, National REDD+ Coordinator, to launch its "Corruption Risk Assessment for REDD+ in Kenya".

  • 19 Dec 2013
    Switzerland to host UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane in 11th annual Match Against Poverty

    Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane announced today that the 11th Match Against Poverty will take place on 4 March 2014 at the STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland. Proceeds raised will help recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most devastating storms in history.

  • 29 Nov 2013
    Switzerland increases its commitment to development and gender equality

    The Federal Council is strengthening Switzerland's commitment to development and gender equality via the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), in order to make an even more decisive contribution to reducing poverty, eliminating discrimination and improving the situation of disadvantaged women and girls.

  • 14 Nov 2013
    UN-REDD Framework for Supporting the Development of Country Approaches to Safeguards

    Countries undertaking REDD+ activities need to develop country-level approaches that enable them to respond to requirements outlined by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) agreements, which aim to ensure that social and environmental risks are minimized and benefits enhanced.