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Call for Ocean Action Volunteers

In celebration of World Oceans Day, a global campaign is being launched by UNDP and partners to invite people from all walks of life, to volunteer to take action and continue the momentum towards the…  


Will AI be a bane or boon for global development?

Anyone following tech news these days understands that the coexistence of artificial intelligence (AI) and mankind – and the ethical conflicts that may arise from it – is no longer science fiction.…  


UN’s Health and Development Agencies Join Forces for Good Health for All

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help support countries to achieve the…  


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…  


Mobile tech for global goals

When I started working and living abroad, staying connected to family and friends back home in Kenya was important. The mobile phone has been instrumental in facilitating this communication, and more…  


Why forests should take centre stage during the water decade

International Day of Forests celebrates the many ways in which forests sustain and protect us. The following day is World Water Day, where we explore global water challenges and solutions.  


Over $80 million approved for climate initiatives in three countries

The Green Climate Fund (GCF) approved three new climate change adaptation project proposals developed through interagency partnerships led by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its…  


2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan

Opening remarks at the launch of the 2018 Somalia Humanitarian Response Plan & the Resilience and Recovery Framework  


In Somalia, seeking to ensure drought never again turns into famine

Continuing urgent, life-saving response is vital, but only long-term development gains will lift the country out of poverty, vulnerability, and insecurity.  


Unequal protection: Climate change and the acceleration of global inequality

Among the various drivers of risk in the world today, two stand out: climate change and rapidly rising levels of inequality. While each by itself has serious consequences for achieving development…  

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