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UNDP Funding Windows

This report covers results achieved in 2017, with support of funding from the Funding Windows, in the areas of preventing conflict and violence, landing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at…  


UNDP mobilized US$25 million, restored buildings and boosted preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

(UNDP helped mobilize US$25 million, supported the revision and use of improved building codes and restored over 800 buildings for the most at-need people in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, some of…  


Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to join ‘Pathway to Paris’ concert for climate action in San Francisco

Emmy-nominated star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will join the concert for climate action at The Masonic in San Francisco on Friday 14…  


Zakat for the SDGs

Zakat is one of the largest forms of wealth transfer to the poor and needy in existence. Inspired by the Muslim faith, Zakat is now a global phenomenon of relevance and not only in Muslim majority…  


Second Lake Chad Conference aims to maintain momentum and expand international support

Millions of people in Africa’s Lake Chad region (north-east Nigeria and parts of Niger, Chad and Cameroon) are facing a profound and protracted crisis driven by extreme poverty, climate change and…  


Public Service 2030

The UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence (GCPSE) published 17 case studies about public service and public administration, with each one focused on a different SDG.  


UNDP and energy company Repsol sign global agreement to promote sustainable development

Repsol and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a global agreement that facilitates advancement of sustainable development in some 20-plus countries where both the entities operate.…  


Rights up Front

Whether it's development, humanitarian response or peace and security, human rights is at the core of all UN action.  


From crowdfunding to development platforms: 8 ways to make use of a networked world

It’s impossible to eradicate poverty – a complex phenomenon – without connecting different areas of expertise and partners across a wide range of thematic issues.  


The fourth sector: Can business unusual deliver on the SDGs?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are impossible to achieve unless we figure out how to resolve an inherent contradiction between two realities.  

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