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With rising financial vulnerability, UN Development Chief calls on G20 to reduce risks and curb inequality

Addressing the G20 finance ministers meeting in Buenos Aires, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner acknowledged the improved momentum for the global economy, but stressed that the risks had become more…  


Bad laws and discrimination undermining AIDS response

Discrimination against vulnerable and marginalized communities is seriously hampering the global effort to tackle the HIV epidemic according to a groundbreaking new report by the Global Commission on…  


Summit provides glimpse of tomorrow's governments

Thousands of government, business and civil society representatives from around the world called for deep commitments to transparency and accountability as the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Summit…  


Restoring our Lands and Forests, Securing our Future

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


Nature for People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace

The loss of biodiversity and the collapse of ecosystems, coupled with extreme weather events and natural disasters not only pose a significant risk to human security but it is an overall risk…  


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…  


Effective government requires transparency and integrity says UNDP

Governments should double efforts to be open, accountable, and responsive to their citizens, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said, as more than 76 nations convened here to discuss…  


Cities are engines for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

With the majority of the global population now living in cities and the numbers growing daily, making cities inclusive, sustainable, resilient and safe is critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda and the…  


Generation Now

Statement at the first meeting on “Young People’s Agenda – Co-creating solutions with & for young people”  


SDG Trend Scanner: use of disruptive trends to help advance 2030 Agenda

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the RISE Research Institutes of Sweden today jointly launched ‘SDG TrendScanner’— a new initiative to explore ways to use rapid and disruptive trends to help…  

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