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In Brussels, donors pledge $4.4 billion for affected Syrians and countries in the region

Delegates to a conference co-hosted by the the European Union and United Nations and in Brussels pledged some US$4.4 billion in 2018 to efforts to reach 22 million affected people inside Syria and in…  


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…  


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…  


UN chiefs call for stepped-up support for vulnerable Syrians, refugees and host communities, amid escalating violence inside Syria

UN chiefs call for stepped-up support for vulnerable Syrians, refugees and host communities, amid escalating violence inside Syria  


Taxing multinationals is pivotal to finance development

One way to mobilize more domestic public resources for sustainable development is increasing government tax collection. However, a huge roadblock in that direction is large scale tax avoidance.  


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…  


The Netherlands pledges €28m to UNDP for 2016

The Dutch Government has pledged its 2016 core contribution to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), providing €28 million to help UNDP fulfill its coordination role for the UN system. The…  


Philanthropy must shift to invest more in disaster prevention

Philanthropy groups must be a part of the global shift towards ending humanitarian need by investing significantly more in disaster prevention, a new report finds.  


UNDP and Japan agree to expand support for restoring access to electricity in Syria

The United Nations Development Programme’s Regional Bureau for Arab States and the Government of Japan signed today a US$11.5 million agreement to expand efforts to restore reliable electricity to…  

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