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UNDP-GEF International Waters Portfolio

UNDP-GEF facilitating regional and national governance reforms towards sustainable, integrated management of multi-country freshwater and marine systems.  


Global Vision, Urban Action: New York City's commitment to localizing the SDGs

New York City municipality invited UNDP for a study visit to understand actions to meet the environmental sustainability goals of the 2030 Agenda.  


Acrobats of the ocean

Synchronizing tourism and wildlife protection in Panama  


Niue to create large-scale marine protected area

The tiny Pacific island country of Niue is now in the global big leagues of marine conservation. At the Our Ocean Conference in Malta on October 5, the government of Niue announced its decision to…  


Investing in Innovative Nature-Based Solutions

Keynote remarks at the Science for Nature and People Partnership “Investing in Innovative Nature-Based Solutions to Achieve SDSs”  


Pathway to Paris: Joan Baez to join Patti Smith, Michael Stipe and more in climate action concert

Another music legend has joined the line-up for November’s historic Pathway to Paris concert for climate action in New York. Singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez will perform along with Patti…  


Water and ocean governance


One ocean

Three individual stories and a global effort to save our oceans.  


Musician Cody Simpson to be named UNDP Ocean Advocate on World Oceans Day

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will name Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to help raise awareness of the crucial role the ocean plays in the health of…  


A healthy ocean critical to fighting poverty and achieving the SDGs: UNDP at the first ever Ocean Conference

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will join the historic Ocean Conference in New York this week (5-9 June) to highlight the direct link between a healthy ocean and ending poverty.  

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