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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…  


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…  


Celebrities put spotlight on climate action at Carnegie Hall concert

A star-studded ensemble performance led by legendary singer-songwriter Patti Smith of her hit song ‘People Have the Power’ had the crowd on their feet at a packed Carnegie Hall in New York City on…  


President Mutharika calls for access to medicines revolution

Leaders and health and trade experts united in Lilongwe, Malawi to call for greater coherence between national laws and regional frameworks to increase access to lifesaving medicines, vaccines and…  


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.  


Dominicans assess building damages after hurricane with private sector and civil society partnerships

Around 100 Dominicans—nearly half of them women—are beginning to assess building damages today after completing a three-day training session led by Dominica’s Ministry of Housing, with technical…  


In the business of building resilience

As frequently volatile storms, floods and droughts indicate, the impact of both climate change and natural hazard risks is growing. Addressing these challenges, and ensuring that countries are able to…  


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…  


From Rio to New York - localizing the SDGs through music and art

A UNDP-led pilot project harnesses the power of arts and music as a force for the localization and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.  

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