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Music legend Bob Weir appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

UNDP appointed legendary musician and founding member of the Grateful Dead and Dead & Company Bob Weir as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. The ceremony…

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Niue to create large-scale marine protected area

The tiny Pacific island country of Niue is now in the global big leagues of marine conservation. At the Our Ocean Conference in Malta on October 5, the government of Niue announced its decision to…  


UNDP continues to expand stabilization support for Iraqi Government to help families return home, including minority communities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) continues to support the Government of Iraq on stabilization projects to restore vital services in areas freed from ISIL. More than 1200 projects are…  


With the European Union’s support, UNDP is helping Cuba recover from Hurricane Irma

The European Commission's Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) is providing EUR 700,000 to UNDP to support Cuban families affected by hurricane Irma, which battered the island on 8…  


Development of national evaluation capacities can contribute to eradicating poverty, promoting prosperity and protecting our planet

Country-level evaluation capacities have a key role to play in helping the world to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), experts said here today at the largest evaluation conference to…  


Parliamentarians need to hold governments accountable

A new report by the IPU and UNDP finds that parliaments are committed to overseeing their governments but in practice face significant challenges.  


UNDP boosts presence in Dominica to coordinate UN-wide building back better phase

A senior UNDP team is now in Dominica to coordinate the UN-wide crisis recovery efforts, looking into the long-term efforts to rebuild a more resilient Caribbean island country after Category Five…  


UNDP to support southern Mexico state as it builds back better after massive quake

In the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca, UNDP is working with authorities to create a recovery plan to rebuild earthquake-affected areas and kick-start economic and social recovery, upon request from…  


Caribbean countries start to build back better after Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Governments in several Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructures, houses and communities with UNDP’s on the ground support after Hurricane Irma left catastrophic damage in several…  


South-South knowledge-sharing crucial for ending poverty and achieving the global goals

Capping off the second annual Global Goals week in New York, the Republic of Uganda and UNDP convened a special event today to look at a critical issue on the path to a more equitable future – that of…  


UNDP and Hedayah, team up to strengthen collaboration in preventing violent extremism

UNDP signed today a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the International Centre of Excellence for Countering Violent Extremism, Hedayah.  

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