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Empowering women to lead the way on climate change

As world leaders meet for climate talks this week in Bonn, at the UN Climate Change Conference, they should embrace the tenacity, spirit and energy of women to promote more effective climate actions…  


Bob Weir

“We all need to ensure we fight to make the planet a better one for the generations that follow us.” -Bob Weir  


Preventing waste, a recipe for food security

One of the first lessons we learned as kids was not to throw away food. Our family comes from a humble place. Our childhood includes stories of immigration, poverty and discrimination. Our parents’…  


A recipe to end hunger: Food policies that adapt to climate change

In our age of conspicuous consumption and excess, it frightens us to know that one out of nine people ¬– or 815 million children, women and men – remain chronically undernourished. And according to…  


Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows whistle on poverty at women’s soccer World Cup tournament in NYC

Globally acclaimed Danish actor, star of HBO’s Game of Thrones and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau today kicked off the second annual women’s…  


Music legend Bob Weir appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

UNDP appointed legendary musician and founding member of the Grateful Dead and Dead & Company Bob Weir as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. The ceremony will take place during the eighth annual Social…  


Reinventing the wheel

People usually don’t like to reinvent the wheel. When they find something that works, they’re not inclined to tinker with it. But at the eighth annual Social Good Summit this weekend, we’ll actually…  


Equator Prize Ceremony to Honour Outstanding Initiatives of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on September 17, Marks 15 Years of Equator Initiative

The Equator Prize Award Ceremony on September 17, 2017 will honour 15 outstanding indigenous and local community initiatives from 12 countries, advancing local nature-based solutions for sustainable…  


Major Players Join Forces to Place Sustainability at the Heart of Global Commodity Supply Chains

In an effort to enable sustainable agriculture and reduce deforestation, some of the world’s largest conservation, development and finance organizations, as well as government representatives from…  


Match Against Poverty

Proceeds from the UNDP-sponsored Matches Against Poverty benefit projects in more than 27 developing countries.  

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