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  • 19 Feb 2015
    2015: Many things could go well!

    This year is iconic, and has been branded as a year of opportunity. Like Y2K, it could be an annus mirabilis (year of miracles). UNDP can make a serious contribution: the Strategic Plan (2014-2017) is designed to chart the way forward in the major conferences ahead, and in the final definition of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • 16 Feb 2015
    As schools re-open in Liberia, UN Development Chief applauds national efforts to stop Ebola

    Cautioning that the Ebola crisis will not be over until there are zero cases, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark commended the Liberian Government and people for their ongoing efforts to contain the Ebola outbreak which has resulted in a sharp decline in the number of cases in the country.

  • 14 Feb 2015
    Innovative public-private partnerships are key to Post-2015 success

    UNDP goal, as we move into the post-2015 context, is to make use of innovative partnerships and tap into the expertise of the private sector.

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Ending insecurity in the Sahel requires a regional approach, says the UNDP

    “With chronic poverty, food insecurity worsened by climate shocks and conflicts, cross-border criminal activity and the heightened threat of terrorism, we need a new approach,” Ms. Sandhu-Rojon continued, speaking in Paris to the ministers of the interior and of security of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. “We must combine national and transnational interventions to address the situations of extreme vulnerability that the Sahelian populations confront,”

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Surviving Ebola and the road to early recovery

  • 13 Feb 2015
    Addicts get a new start in life in Bosnia and Herzegovina

    UNDP is supporting eight other centres across in Bosnia and Herzegovina and helping patients build closer bonds between friends and family for support.

  • 12 Feb 2015
    Football legends Ronaldo, Zidane to play against ASSE All Stars to score for Ebola recovery

    Football legends and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane will team up with other football stars for a match against an ASSE All Stars team to help boost Ebola recovery efforts at the 12th Match against Poverty.

  • 10 Feb 2015
    Eradicating exclusion key to ending the violence in CAR, says UNDP

    Massive investments are required to bridge the social divide in CAR, said Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, the Head of the Africa bureau at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 09 Feb 2015
    Early recovery key to Malawi flood victim’s survival

    Malawi is regularly hit by floods and droughts. This requires emergency responses of varying size each year. This year, according to the UN News Service, flooding has caused displacement of over 170,000 people, while an estimated 116,000 households have lost their crops and livestock.

  • 06 Feb 2015
    2015 Human Development Report: Rethinking work for human development

    Work is the means for unleashing human potential, creativity, innovation and spirits. It is essential to make human lives productive, worthwhile and meaningful. It enables people to earn a living, gives them a means to participate in society, provides them with security and gives them a sense of dignity. Work is thus inherently and intrinsically linked to human development.

  • 06 Feb 2015
    How do we tell the story of Disaster Risk Reduction?

    Capturing the work of disaster risk reduction (DRR) is difficult in the best of times. This isn't helped by the fact that a lot of what UNDP does is behind the scenes, governance-type work. Explaining the nuances of pre-disaster DRR can be challenging.

  • 03 Feb 2015
    From displaced people to micro-entrepreneurs in Colombia

    The Suppliers Development Programme (SDP), initiated in 2012 with the support of several agencies of the Colombian Government, seeks to promote economic inclusion while improving the competitiveness of small and medium-sized companies.

  • 02 Feb 2015
    UN stepping up humanitarian efforts in Malawi’s flood-hit areas

    The United Nations, working with a wide range of partners on the ground, has stepped up its support to the Government of Malawi as it works to save lives and bring food, medicine and other vital supplies to flood-affected areas.

  • 27 Jan 2015
    What can be done to ensure global agreements include and are relevant to Small Island Developing States?

    In this year, 2015, when so many global development processes are coming to a head, including efforts to define and mobilize financing for development, agree a new disaster risk reduction framework in Sendai, and adopt the post-2015 development agenda and Sustainable Development Goals, as well as a new climate change agreement in Paris under the UNFCCCC, the question to be asked is for SIDS is, what can be done to ensure that these global agreements include, and are relevant to SIDS, their size, circumstances and capacities?

  • 26 Jan 2015
    126 million additional funding announced to fight HIV in Zimbabwe

    A new agreement reached in Zimbabwe by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to provide a major boost in the fight against HIV and AIDs in the country, which is among the hardest hit by the virus in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • 26 Jan 2015
    2015 a ‘Once in a Generation Opportunity’ for Sustainable Development

    “At UNDP, we see 2015 as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda,” said Helen Clark at the opening session of UNDP’s Executive Board meeting in New York. “The Millennium Development Goals are set to expire at the end of this year and UN Member States will meet in September to agree on the new Sustainable Development Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years.”

  • 23 Jan 2015
    How can we save the world’s forests?

    Conserving the world’s forests is critical to climate change mitigation. While forests absorb carbon dioxide, when cleared or degraded they become a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Ebola recovery assessment mission kicks off in Sierra Leone

    A multi-party mission to assess support needed for long-term recovery in the three countries in West Africa hardest hit by Ebola kicked off in Sierra Leone today.

  • 20 Jan 2015
    Climate change and inequalities: How will this impact women?

    Of all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, one does not get the attention it deserves: exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women.

  • 16 Jan 2015
    Ebola epidemic dramatically halting social and economic development in West Africa, says UNDP report

    A new study on the socio-economic impact of the Ebola disease in West Africa published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) shows that Ebola will have a lasting impact on the economies and people of the countries worst affected – Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.