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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.  


“Free, Fair, Credible” Election: Critical Milestone towards Economic Recovery

UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner who is also Vice Chair of the UN Development Group has concluded his three-day visit to Zimbabwe today with a meeting with His Excellency President Emmerson…  


The SDG-climate nexus: UN partnerships in the Arab Region

The Middle East is known for being the world’s oil capital, but did you know that it also has the world’s highest levels of solar radiation? Harnessing the region’s solar potential could help move the…  


CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference

Opening Remarks at the CARICOM-UN High-Level Pledging Conference Technical Consultation  


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…  


Climate Investment Platform

COP23, Bonn, Germany  


Building back better requires supportive international finance

Last month, hurricanes Maria and Irma laid waste to the Caribbean islands of Barbuda, Dominica, Puerto Rico, the British Virgin Islands, St. Martin and many more. Gaston Browne, Prime Minister of…  


Gender and Climate Change

UNDP presents updated versions of 12 training modules and issue briefs on gender dimensions of climate change covering a range of themes and sectors.  


The pros and cons of ethical debt instruments

In May, the World Bank issued the world’s first bond linked explicitly to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Labelling them “SDG bonds”, the bank raised 163 million euros from institutional…  


Financing the SDGs in the Pacific Islands: Opportunities, Challenges and Ways Forward

UNDP’s report explores what financing for development currently looks like in the Pacific and analyzes the steps countries have already taken to mobilize different sources of development finance and…  

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