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The 'whole of islands' approach

Einstein pointed out that “the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible.” When sea-levels rise, resources run thin and politics enters the conversation, however, our…  


Samoa kicks off climate adaptation project to benefit 1 in 3 citizens facing flood risk

The Government of Samoa, with the support of UNDP and Green Climate Fund, has launched a new climate change adaptation project that will benefit nearly 30 percent of the population. Led by the…  



Sri Lanka: Women look to the future with optimism

Villagers and organisations affected by three decades of conflict in Sri Lanka receive training and acquire leadership skills to initiate income generating projects. The programme focuses on…  


Woman lifts her family out of poverty in the West Bank

A microfinancing scheme helps lift families out of poverty in the West Bank and Gaza and steer them toward financial security.  


New nets help fishermen in Gaza become self-reliant

A UNDP-sponsored programme creates permanent employment opportunities through grants for microenterprises and helps over 66,000 families to graduate from poverty to economic self-reliance.  


Bringing financial services to the Pacific's poorest

The Pacific Financial Inclusion Programme aims to expand financial services to low-income, rural and vulnerable populations in the Pacific Islands.  


UNDP chief urges increased investment in disaster risk reduction

Countries must invest in disaster prevention and preparedness and donor countries and development organizations must prioritize such support to poor countries if human and economic development gains…  


New Zealand

In 2014, New Zealand contributed 6,552,007 USD to UNDP’s core budget.  


Helen Clark: “What does Rio+20 mean for sustainable development?”

Lincoln University, Lincoln, New Zealand  

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