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Caribbean can only 'build back better' with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad…  


Global platform for New York Declaration on Forests launched

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announces the launch of a Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests (“NYDF Platform”), at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.…  


Germany and UNDP join forces for Integrated Regional Stabilization of the Lake Chad Basin region

Germany and UNDP supports efforts of countries in the Lake Chad Basin as they work across the humanitarian-development nexus, further sustainable recovery efforts, ensure the return of internally…  


Mauritius accelerates towards a low-carbon economy

The Republic of Mauritius has launched a US$191 million project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project aims to reduce fossil fuel…  


Celebrities put spotlight on climate action at Carnegie Hall concert

A star-studded ensemble performance led by legendary singer-songwriter Patti Smith of her hit song ‘People Have the Power’ had the crowd on their feet at a packed Carnegie Hall in New York City on…  


Tax Inspectors Without Borders: bolstering domestic revenue collection through improved tax audit capacities

TIWB facilitates the deployment of international tax audit experts to work alongside tax administrations in developing countries on complex international tax audits.  


President Mutharika calls for access to medicines revolution

Leaders and health and trade experts united in Lilongwe, Malawi to call for greater coherence between national laws and regional frameworks to increase access to lifesaving medicines, vaccines and…  


Samoa kicks off climate adaptation project to benefit 1 in 3 citizens facing flood risk

The Government of Samoa, with the support of UNDP and Green Climate Fund, has launched a new climate change adaptation project that will benefit nearly 30 percent of the population. Led by the…  


Niue to create large-scale marine protected area

The tiny Pacific island country of Niue is now in the global big leagues of marine conservation. At the Our Ocean Conference in Malta on October 5, the government of Niue announced its decision to…  


UNDP continues to expand stabilization support for Iraqi Government to help families return home, including minority communities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) continues to support the Government of Iraq on stabilization projects to restore vital services in areas freed from ISIL. More than 1200 projects are…  

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