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Despite some progress, Marginalized Roma community still most excluded in Western Balkans

More marginalized Roma girls and boys are attending compulsory education in the Western Balkans than ever before. However, when compared to their non-Roma neighbours, Roma people face twice as high…  


UN Shows Strong Support for Economic Stability in Lebanon

One month before Lebanon holds its first parliamentary elections in nearly a decade, the United Nations called for continued international support for Lebanon’s political and economic stability,…  


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…  


In Somalia, seeking to ensure drought never again turns into famine

Continuing urgent, life-saving response is vital, but only long-term development gains will lift the country out of poverty, vulnerability, and insecurity.  


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…  


Post-hurricane needs assessment kicks off in Dominica

Following the colossal category 5 hurricane that decimated the Caribbean island nation of Dominica on 18 September a UN-wide Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) kicks off today, led by a senior UNDP…  


Remarks at the Small States Forum 2017

Remarks at the Small States Forum 2017  


Pathways for Peace

Opening remarks on Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Prevention of Violent Conflict  


96th Meeting of the Development Committee

Statement to the 96th Meeting of the Development Committee.  


36th Mtg of the IMFC

Statement to the 36th Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee  

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