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EU supports UN-led Connecting Business initiative to help private sector address crises, complex emergencies

he European Union (EU) has announced it will provide EUR450,000 (approx. US$530,000) through its Enhanced Response Capacity to the new UN-led Connecting Business initiative (CBi), which helps…  


UNDP, Germany, Spain and EU launch EUR 42 million programme at UN Climate Summit to help countries deliver on the Paris Agreement

UNDP, together with the Governments of Germany and Spain, and the European Commission, today launched a new programme to support countries in making progress on their commitments under the Paris…  


With the European Union’s support, UNDP is helping Cuba recover from Hurricane Irma

The European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is providing EUR 700,000 to UNDP to support Cuban families affected by hurricane Irma, which battered the island on 8…  


European Union and UNDP support social protection for community resilience in Yemen

The European Union confirms its commitment to Yemen by providing EUR 25 million (nearly USD 27 million) to support the vulnerable Yemeni people affected by the devastating conflict, through a project…  


UNDP takes part in the European Development Days on Agenda 2030 implementation

UNDP will participate in the European Development Days, Europe’s leading forum on development and cooperation, which will take place on 15-16 June in Brussels.  


Life on the edge in Georgia

Abano, one of the oldest villages in the country and known for its healing thermal water springs, could have been a tourist hot spot with a blooming local economy. However, its close vicinity to a…  


Tackling the deadly legacy of war in Lao PDR

Rice planting season is a nerve-wracking time for 49 year-old farmer Vongphone of Xieng Khouang province, in northern Lao. He was disabled several years ago when he accidentally set off an unexploded…  


The Central African Republic heads to the ballot box to achieve sustainable peace

More than two million Central Africans went to the polls on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, to elect their president and their representatives in the National Assembly.  


The resilient women of Syria

As part of its Early Recovery and Resilience Programme in Syria, UNDP supports an initiative to provide job opportunities in the field of plumbing to a number of IDPs and host community members in…  


Adapting Cuban agriculture helps increase food security

A Cuban project helps reduce the adverse effects of climate change and increase food security through managing natural resources in a sustainable manner.  

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