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Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of UNDP

The UN Development Programme today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s…Read more

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Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), International Finance Corporation (IFC) and IPIECA launched a new joint report, ‘Mapping the oil and gas industry to the Sustainable Development Goals:…Read more

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UNDP partners with Research of Information System to advance frontier thinking on South-South Cooperation

UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Research of Information System (RIS) for Developing Countries (the Secretariat for the Network of Southern Think Tanks (NeST)) signed a Memorandum of…Read more

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Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires investments in innovation, says a new UNDP report

Innovation and emerging technologies increasingly change how international organizations invest in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a new report launched today by the United…Read more


Global Industry Alliance launched to support low carbon shipping

Leading ship owners and operators, classification societies, engine and technology builders and suppliers, big data providers, and oil companies have signed up to a new Global Industry Alliance (GIA)…Read more


Gabon commits to protect its forests, gets funds to reduce emissions by 50%

Today the Government of Gabon and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) signed a Letter of Intent for 18 million US dollars to protect the country’s forests and accelerate the fight against…Read more

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Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

The UN Development Programme today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development…Read more

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UNDP and Cousteau Society join hands to protect and restore the oceans for sustainable development

Following the historic Ocean Conference (June 5-9), held to achieve the targets set for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, ‘Life Below Water’ , the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the…Read more


Thirteen years of conflicts and serious human rights violations documented in the Central African Republic

The report, which documents 620 cases of serious violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law, recommends ways to initiate the process of transitional justice and…Read more

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Honouring the memory of Jacques Cousteau

On the occasion of the World Ocean Day, UNDP, the Cousteau Society, and its partners working on sustainable ocean governance celebrate the work of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, an Oceanographer who studied…Read more