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In Brussels, UN calls for increased support for vulnerable Syrians and host populations

As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UN Chiefs are calling urgently for increased support for vulnerable Syrians, refugees and the communities hosting…  


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…  


International Financial Policies and 2030 Agenda Must be More Aligned to Mobilise Financing and Reduce Systemic Risks, says UNDP Administrator at G20 Finance Meeting

“Economic growth, macroeconomic and financial stability are a means to an end, namely advancing sustainable development of nations and leaving no one behind,” said Achim Steiner during the meeting of…  


Tracking SDG progress is a team effort

For the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to become reality, countries must be able to measure their progress and report back to their citizens and to the wider world. The 2030 Agenda provides…  


“Free, Fair, Credible” Election: Critical Milestone towards Economic Recovery

UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner who is also Vice Chair of the UN Development Group has concluded his three-day visit to Zimbabwe today with a meeting with His Excellency President Emmerson…  


UNDP and partners assess progress and challenges for Caribbean recovery six months after massive hurricanes

Six months after two of the most powerful hurricanes recorded over the Atlantic wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, women and men in island countries like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, British Virgin…  


Government of India, UNDP and UNOPS partner to expedite reconstruction in Nepal

The Government of India, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) signed, on 8 March, a partnership agreement to expedite the…  


In eastern Ukraine, a platform for recovery

The violence in eastern Ukraine has caused total disruption, killing 10,000 people and displacing a further 1.6 million. It has also struck the heart of the economy.  


Over 450 business leaders and government delegates commit to boost women’s roles in companies

Over 450 CEOs, government leaders and gender, labour and development experts from 25 countries kicked off the two-day IV Global Forum Business for Gender Equality today in Santiago, Chile, committing…  


Mountaineer Samina Baig appointed as UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan

Renowned mountaineer Samina Baig was appointed the National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this Monday, 26 February.  

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