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UNDP Welcomes Sweden’s Multi-Year Commitment to Core Funding

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has welcomed the Government of Sweden’s decision to today enter into a multi-year core funding agreement. The agreement also includes a commitment to…  


UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women Welcome Sweden's Multi-Year Commitment to Core Funding

UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA and UN Women welcome with appreciation the Government of Sweden’s decision to enter into multi-year core funding agreements with our agencies. These will enhance our ability to…  


Annual Session of the Executive Board 2018

Statement at the Annual Session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board  


Innovative financing and regional dialogue are central for a thriving ‘blue economy’

The concept of ‘blue economy’ is gaining momentum. It is all about using ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving ocean and coastal ecosystem health.  


In a crisis, companies are better off working together

Many forward-thinking companies have begun to collaborate to forge private-sector networks to strengthen their risk preparedness and response to an emergency.  


We are right there, when and where people need us

It is still there, on a wall along the road from the Mitiga International Airport to the city Centre in Tripoli. A huge graffiti mural, saying ‘Finally we are free’. I am not sure who put it there,…  


Technology to assess disaster damage

Even in this era of social media and digital technology, the tools most often used to assess disasters are…paper and pencils. With luck and at least a few months, the understandable part of those…  


The only way to reduce risk is to understand it

As climate change continues to exacerbate the impact of natural hazards, the importance of valuable and contextually appropriate risk information cannot be overstated. According to Swiss Re’s…  


Solar solutions for displaced communities

The Arab region is experiencing one of the most dramatic periods of change in its history - with an escalation of conflict, a dramatic rise in poverty, and the emergence of more than 20 million…  

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