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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…


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…


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…


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…


UN agencies and Microsoft join hands to create jobs for communities affected by the Syria crisis

United Nations agencies and Microsoft today signed an agreement to work together to create jobs for communities affected by the Syria crisis. Since the start of the conflict more than six years ago,…


UNDP Releases VR Film Ground Beneath Her, a Window into the Continuing Devastation of Nepal’s 2015 Earthquake

Ground Beneath Her is a virtual reality film that showcases the struggle of 14-year-old Sabita. More than a year after the earthquake, Sabita must balance the pain of picking up the pieces after the…


Successful project to address marine bio-invasions concludes

A decade-long project to promote implementation of an international treaty stemming the transfer of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water has reached a successful conclusion at a…


UNDP and IBM join forces to develop tech skills of Africa’s young workforce

IBM is investing $70 million in building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa. With UNDP support, IBM's newly launched initiative –…

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