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SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards

Bags made from banana stem leftovers in Kenya, school benches manufactured from plastic wastes and other locally sourced materials in Burkina Faso,…Read more

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Game of Thrones star dedicates birthday to climate action

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has announced that all he wants for his birthday this year is a healthy planet. To celebrate his 47th birthday this month, the Danish actor and star of…Read more

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Implementation of 2030 Agenda has to be inclusive, participatory and bottom-up

‘The SDGs in Action: Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Inclusive Prosperity in a Changing World,’ a high level side event organized by the UN Development Group, in conjunction with the High Level…Read more

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UK contributes US$5.2 million to UNDP's stabilization in Iraq

The Government of the UK has contributed an additional US$5.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic…Read more

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Recalibrating market forces to build sustainable and equitable economies

As world leaders gather this week to discuss progress towards the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, one partnership of UN Agencies has an ambitious goal of its own. The Partnership for Action…Read more

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India intensifies South-South collaboration through the United Nations

Following the establishment of the India-UN Development Partnership Fund on 8 June 2017, as a partnership between the Republic of India and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation…Read more

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Fifteen African eco-inclusive enterprises receive prestigious SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards

Bags made from banana stem leftovers in Kenya, school benches manufactured from plastic wastes and other locally sourced materials in Burkina Faso, improving livelihoods of coffee farmers and…Read more

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Evidence- and rights- based laws and policies are key to ending AIDS

Five years ago, a landmark report published by the Global Commission on HIV and the Law urged governments to promote laws and policies grounded in evidence and human rights in order to turn the tide…Read more

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Japan pledges $1.5 million for tsunami awareness and disaster risk information in Asia-Pacific

Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools…Read more

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European Union and UNDP support social protection for community resilience in Yemen

The European Union confirms its commitment to Yemen by providing EUR 25 million (nearly USD 27 million) to support the vulnerable Yemeni people affected by the devastating conflict, through a project…Read more

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The Equator Prize 2017 winners announced for local innovative solutions tackling poverty, environment and climate challenges

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announced today the winners of the Equator Prize 2017, recognizing 15 local and indigenous communities from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The…Read more

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