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We are all “sailing the waves on our own” now

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples this year has a focus on migration and displacement. Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than 5 percent of the world’s population, have the…  


Low-carbon, climate-resilient development

The Arab region is full of potential. Over the past decades, the region has increased electricity production from renewable resources seven-fold, decreased infant mortality significantly, achieved…  


Restoring our Lands and Forests, Securing our Future

Keynote speech at HLPF side event on “Landscape Restoration for Food Security & Climate Adaptation”  


Five eco-inclusive enterprises receive prestigious SEED Low Carbon Awards

From a collaborative recycling WebApp enabling waste management services to users in Colombia to composters designed for urban households in India – these are few highlights of the innovative five…  


Nature for Life

At the High-Level Political Forum, the formal proceedings are instructive, but it is in the side events and hallway conversations where observers can take the pulse of broader global trends.  


Nature-based solutions as catalysts for achieving the SDGs

HLPF Side Event organized by UNDP, UN Environment and the Convention on Biological Diversity  


"Even a small country can bring a big change in the world"

Under the Montreal Protocol, multilateral cooperation helps Eswatini mitigate climate challenges  


Pathway to Paris concert event set for San Francisco

Pathway to Paris, together with 350.org and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced a special concert on September 14th at the historic Masonic in San Francisco, California.…  


UNDP, NGOs target increased action by governments, business on land sector to address climate change

On the first day of the Ministerial Climate Change (MOCA) Summit, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and five not-for-profits launched an initiative calling for concerted action to…  


Water and Ocean Governance Programme - Brochure

UNDP’s work on water and ocean governance focuses primarily on the challenges related to SDG 6 – sustainable management of water and sanitation for all – and SDG 14 – to conserve and sustainably use…  

UNDP Around the world