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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 '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…  


New Zealand

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


Helen Clark: Statement to the First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

UN Headquarters – New York, USA  



Contributors, UNDP regular resources

Regular resources form the bedrock of UNDP, allowing for coordinated, flexible and rapid response to development needs and emergencies.  


Contributors to core resources

Fifty-five countries contributed to regular resources in 2014, which totalled $792,5 million.  


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.  

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