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The only way to reduce risk is to understand it

As climate change continues to exacerbate the impact of natural hazards, the importance of valuable and contextually appropriate risk information cannot be overstated. According to Swiss Re’s…  


The Role of Islamic Finance

Statement on "Innovative Financing for the SDGs: The Role of Islamic Finance"  


Statement at the 97th Meeting of the Development Committee

Statement at the 97th Meeting of the Development Committee  


Statement at the 37th Mtg of the IMFC

Statement at the 37th Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee  


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,…  


2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

Opening remarks at the launch of the 2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan & the Resilience and Recovery Framework  


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…  

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