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  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 07 Jan 2015
    Ebola: Recovery needs to start now

    The social and economic impact of the Ebola crisis will be felt up to a decade after the disease has been eradicated. While we must continue to focus on stopping the epidemic, treating the sick and preventing new outbreaks, it is critical that the international community works together to help the three countries recover.

  • 12 Dec 2014
    Is a world without poverty possible?

    The world has reached the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the proportion of people living on less than $1.25 a day five years ahead of the 2015 deadline. However, China, India, Brazil, Mexico and the prosperous rise of some African nations contrast with the rest of Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, with close to half of its population still extremely poor. We need to understand why close to one billion people have been left out of the process.

  • 12 Dec 2014
    Collaboration must be at the heart of climate action and sustainable development

    We have unprecedented opportunities – now and in 2015 – to strengthen co-operation on tackling climate change. On the one hand current climate change talks in Lima should advance negotiations on the new global climate deal, to be agreed in Paris at the end of 2015. On the other hand, discussions are currently taking place at the UN in New York for a “post-2015” development agenda, in which tackling environmental degradation will be prominent. Also, at Sendai in Japan next March, the UN 3rd World Conference on Disaster Reduction will address issues directly related to adaptation to climate change.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    Switzerland and UNDP partner to support FATA’s displaced people

    Matthias Weingart, the director of Cooperation Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Pakistan, and Marc-André Franche, UNDP Pakistan country director, signed an agreement for US$1.05 million to improve the living conditions and livelihoods of 200,000 internally displaced people (IDPs) from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the IDP hosting communities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

  • 08 Oct 2014
    UNDP global leader in transparency

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the most transparent aid organization, according to a leading global ranking released in October. The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its “commendable performance” in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first overall out of 68 major agencies evaluated worldwide.

  • 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).

  • 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".

  • 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.

  • 10 Oct 2013
    Ecuador Strengthens its REDD+ Working Group and Debates Participatory Governance Assessments

    With the technical support of the UN-REDD Joint National Programme, Ecuador’s Environmental Ministry held a meeting on October 8, 2013, the third meeting of this REDD+ Working Group. The objectives of this third meeting were to understand the progress that is being made in designing the REDD+ Safeguard Information Systems and in the negotiations between the Norwegian government and Germany for REDD+ activities in Ecuador.

  • 10 Oct 2013
    REDD+ Stakeholders Calling for Greater Leadership by Women to Face Cultural Norms and Recognize Women’s Role in Forest Management

    On 27 September, over 35 experts from national government institutions, CSO, local communities and development partner organizations gathered in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to discuss and identify priority actions for ensuring greater inclusion of women and gender perspectives in Cambodia’s REDD+ readiness process.

  • 07 Apr 2013
    UNDP scales up focus on human rights and coordination in AIDS, TB and Malaria responses

    The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria recently launched a New Funding Model aimed at increasing strategic investments, achieving greater impact and engaging implementers and partners more effectively in responding to HIV, TB and malaria.

  • 18 Dec 2012
    Ronaldo, Zidane star in Match Against Poverty

    A constellation of some 45 global football stars will join on December 19 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to play in the United Nations Development Programme's (UNDP) 10th Match Against Poverty.

  • 17 Apr 2012
    UNDP, Global Fund expand HIV work in Uzbekistan

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has signed a consolidated agreement with the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Uzbekistan, expanding the response to the spread of AIDS in Central Asia.

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