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UN’s Health and Development Agencies Join Forces for Good Health for All

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to…

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Media Advisory: First Ever Investment COP Calls for Increased Private Sector Engagement for Climate Action

The two-day Investment COP will kick off on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, at the Vienna House Easy Angelo hotel in Katowice, Poland.  


UNDP selects next generation of leadership worldwide

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) made a significant leap forward in preparing to play a crucial role in the implementation of the Secretary-General’s reform of the United Nations…  


Immediate action is needed to step up climate adaptation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Climate change impacts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia currently cost billions of dollars in lost productivity and could keep mounting over the next few years, according to a new report released at…  


United Nations Secretary-General launches task force on digital financing of Sustainable Development Goals

UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced the launch of a global task force charged with recommending strategies to harness the potential of financial technology to advance the SDGs.  


Amid technological upheaval, new channels for cooperation and citizenship

Working with large tech companies is a prerequisite for protecting people in the digital age, participants said at the Istanbul Innovation Days which gathered 345 representatives from think-tanks,…  


SDG acceleration top of agenda during UNDP Chief Japan visit

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner concluded a two-day visit to Japan on Tuesday, where he met senior Japanese officials, corporate executives, and academics to discuss their leadership to generate…  


Global project launched to protect marine biodiversity

A new international effort to combat the negative environmental impacts of the transfer of aquatic species through ships has been launched this week. The GloFouling Partnerships project - a…  


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

Statement by the Heads of UN agencies, UNDP, UNICEF, UN WOMEN and UNFPA, calling for solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and…  


2018 Adam Smith Prize Awarded to UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner

Guided by the maxim “People will do anything for money, even the right thing”, the German Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft - FOES - awards the Adam Smith Prize for Environmental Economic…  


UN Development chief welcomes increase in funding from the Netherlands

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner wrapped up a two day visit to The Netherlands today where he met with senior Dutch officials to discuss their leadership on priority issues such as climate change…  

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