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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…

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UNDP and FIRST to host third annual Cybersecurity for Developing Nations Conference

The third annual Cybersecurity for Developing Nations Conference and FIRST Technical Colloquium (TC) is one of the premier conferences in the world of international development. Sponsored by the…


Sri Lanka on path to 100% renewable energy says a new joint report by UNDP and ADB

Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand by judicial use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank…


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:…


Government of Honduras to support sustainable development globally through expanded South-South cooperation with the United Nations

The Government of Honduras, the United Nations Country Team in Honduras and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) today signed an innovative new partnership agreement that…



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…


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…


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)…


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…


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…

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