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EU, UNDP cooperation key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has a major role to play in fulfilling the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and ending poverty,…  


UNDP Administrator: Lebanon’s development under pressures due to the Syria Crisis

Achim Steiner, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), warns of pressures on Lebanon’s social services, infrastructure and jobs due to the impact of the Syria Crisis as…  


Switzerland Pledges US$3 million to Multi-Agency UN Programme

A US$3 million allocation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will support a joint UNDP, UNCDF, and UN Women programme to advance gender equality and sustainable development by…  


Somali Leaders and the International Community Determined to Make Somalia Famine Resistant

One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response. Today, the country is marking…  


Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo contributes US$1.2 million to UNDP

The company ofo - the world’s first and largest station-free bike sharing platform – contributed $1.2 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  


UNOOSA and UNDP to expand cooperation on space technology for sustainable development

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have committed to work more closely together in the use of space technology for…  


UN launches initiative to improve climate resilience of women in the Sahel

A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, was launched today at the One Planet Summit.…  


Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

UNDP announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first "climate-smart zone" to support the parts of the region…  


UN and partners launch plan to support over five million Syrian refugees and countries hosting them

United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP), a USD 4.4 billion plan designed to support over five  


Women Have the Right to ‘Freedom from Fear’, say UN Officials

Senior UN officials are calling for an end to violence against women and an end to impunity for sexual abuse.  

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