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Half of world’s poor are children

Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released today by the United Nations Development…  


EC UNDP Joint Photo Exhibition on Electoral Assistance

Opening Remarks at the launch of the photo exhibition on electoral assistance  


Tapping into UNDP’s 'distributed capacity' for innovation:

“I went there to inspire, but instead they inspired me” “It was a revelation for me,” reflected Anisha Thapa as she returned to Sudan from a mission to Gaza and the West Bank. Anisha, Head of the…  


UNDP Funding Windows

This report covers results achieved in 2017, with support of funding from the Funding Windows, in the areas of preventing conflict and violence, landing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at…  


UNDP and Partners Commit to Advancing Knowledge for Sustainable Development

Delegates to a major UNDP event in New York committed to advancing knowledge worldwide as a pivotal means for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda.  


From West Africa to the Caribbean: Building back better after Hurricane Irma

It was November 2017 and I had spent another hectic and eventful day working on the world’s most severe humanitarian crises as UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme Coordinator in north-east Nigeria.  


Dominica: Striving Towards Climate Resilience

The Prime Minister of Dominica described living through the 2017 hurricane season as being on the frontline in war against climate change and has committed to making Dominica a climate resilient…  


Building back better in Lao PDR

The aim of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals is to advance development as well as protect previous gains. Recently Lao PDR has been at the forefront of the battle against the…  


Celebrating Knowledge for Sustainable Development

Opening Remarks at "Celebrating Knowledge for Sustainable Development"  


Save energy, save money, save CO2 emissions

How can we achieve a transformation from inefficient lighting to the latest energy-efficient technologies? Egypt is showing how quickly it can be done.  

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