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Music legend Bob Weir to be appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

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

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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.


UNDP launches study on income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa

It is only by addressing the challenge of income inequality that African countries can achieve decisive progress towards poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to…


Implementation of SDGs should be Country-led and Country-owned

Making the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality will require new thinking and innovative partnerships between all stakeholders highlighted the high level side event –‘The SDGs in Action:…


Islamic finance, a strong and scalable funding source for global development

Successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires a significant amount of financial resources, beyond traditional development financing. Innovative approaches are required to unlock new sources of…


Denmark commits DKK 220m to UNDP in 2017

Denmark renews multi-year contribution to UNDP


European Investment Fund, UNDP accord to boost cooperation to achieve Global Goals

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will boost cooperation between the two institutions. The…


UN, businesses to expand cooperation on crises

United Nations aid and development chiefs, government officials, and business leaders today pledged to expand cooperation in preparing for and responding to crises through new networks engaging the…


Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows whistle on poverty at women’s soccer World Cup tournament in NYC

Globally acclaimed Danish actor, star of HBO’s Game of Thrones and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau today kicked off the second annual women’s…


UNDP and Italy sign agreement to support Italian G7 commitments and UN reform

Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, and the Italian Minister of the Environment, Land and Sea (IMELS), Gian Luca Galletti, today signed an agreement for EUR 7 million in support of Italian G7…


15 Equator Prize Winners Receive Prestigious Award at New York Gala Event

The 9th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honoured 15 winners in a gala event last evening in New York, coinciding with the Global Goals Week and the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. Leading…

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