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Fulfilling the promise

On a straw mat on a hot day in the courtyard of a Buddhist pagoda in 1992 was the first time I understood the mighty reach of the Universal…


Expanding financing options to advance the 2030 Agenda in the least developed countries

2015 was a milestone year for international cooperation on sustainable development. The Paris Agreement shows the commitment of the international community to tackle climate change. The 2030 Agenda,…  


Co-financing for health and development – an affordable innovation

The implementation of the post-2015 development agenda will call on countries to be more resourceful than ever, including improving efficiencies and leveraging increased domestic resources in…  


To leave no one behind, Least Developed Countries need new financing tools

At the UN General Assembly last September, 193 countries adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), an ambitious new agenda for sustainable development to be achieved over the next fifteen…  


Ukraine: Humanitarian assistance, recovery and development need to go hand in hand

The conflict in the Ukraine is, without doubt, a humanitarian crisis. Almost 10,000 people have been killed in the eastern region of Donbas alone. Among the victims, some 2,000 people were civilians.…  


Haiti at a turning point

Haiti will reach a major historic milestone this summer. Starting 9 August, some six million Haitians will choose 1,280 representatives for local administrations, 140 mayors, 139 Parliamentarians and…  


South-South cooperation brings strong partnerships to the new development agenda

An African proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together.”

The new sustainable development agenda recognizes the importance of partnerships to achieving…  


Stronger partnerships with foundations to take sustainable development further

“If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.”

This old African proverb underpins UNDP’s engagement with philanthropic foundations for the implementation of…  



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