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Somali Leaders and the International Community Determined to Make Somalia Famine Resistant

One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response. Today, the country is marking…  


Germany signs new 4 million euro agreement to support Peace and Development

The Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany signed a new agreement to support the “Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention”. The contribution…  


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

The 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…  


Member states announce contributions at 2017 UN Pledging Conference

The 2017 UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities was held on 6 November 2017. UNDP is grateful for the specific pledges made by Norway, India, Luxembourg, Russian Federation, Thailand,…  


Post-hurricane needs assessment kicks off in Dominica

Following the colossal category 5 hurricane that decimated the Caribbean island nation of Dominica on 18 September a UN-wide Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) kicks off today, led by a senior UNDP…  


Norway, the Republic of Korea and the United Kingdom pledge US$7.97 million to UNDP’s new Funding Windows

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) received $7.67 million from the governments of Norway ($3.15 million), the Republic of Korea ($3 million), and the United Kingdom ($1.52 million) for…  


UNDP and HIFC sign MOU to promote social impact investing

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Haifu International Finance Holding Group Limited (HIFC) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU). The agreement is the first under the…  


Philanthropy must shift to invest more in disaster prevention

Philanthropy groups must be a part of the global shift towards ending humanitarian need by investing significantly more in disaster prevention, a new report finds.  


UNDP and Switzerland sign US$13.9 million agreement to address crisis and its root causes

UNDP and Switzerland sign today at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul a US$ 13.9 million (CHF 13.8 million) agreement to strengthen their partnership to prevent conflict, address systemic…  

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