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2018 announcements


UNDP and Partners Commit to Advancing Knowledge for Sustainable Development

Delegates to a major UNDP event in New York committed to advancing knowledge worldwide as a pivotal means for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 2030 Agenda.  


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…  


Partnership to scale-up private investment in high-impact energy projects

The United Nations’ Development Programme (UNDP) and impact investment platform TRINE announced their first ever partnership in the off-grid solar industry. The primary objective of this partnership…  


UN mourns passing of the Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Una McCauley, on 23 February 2018.  


Jaguar 2030 New York Statement

A high level forum, representing 11 jaguar range countries, and international and national partner organizations launched the Jaguar 2030 New York Declaration (HYPERLINK) today, at the United Nations…  


Call for Applications for 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards

SEED is looking for the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises making significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. Up to five 2018…  


Work for world development

We are ready to do remarkable things at UNDP and need the world’s top talent to be part of our new journey. We are building a new executive team with a focus on geographical balance, gender equity and…  


Abdoulaye Mar Dieye to Head UNDP’s Global Policy Bureau

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner announced today the appointment of Abdoulaye Mar Dieye as the Assistant Secretary-General to lead UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support starting March 1,…  


UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Somalia

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Somalia on January 30…  


UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Ethiopia

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Ethiopia from January…  

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