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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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UNDP launches ‘SDG Impact’ to help unlock investment in Global Goals

A new initiative led by UNDP aims to help channel private investment and capital to meet the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals.  


UNDP: Digital revolution can unlock prosperity with right policy mix

Technology can be a key that unlocks long term prosperity, or a curse that deepens inequalities, depending on the policy responses we choose, said the head of the UNDP Achim Steiner.  


Global Winners of 'SDGs and Her' competition celebrated at New York event

Today, the global winners of the SDGs and Her Competition were celebrated at a side-event during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly. The contest -- co-sponsored by the World Bank Group,…  


Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern headlines the 9th Social Good Summit

The 9th annual Social Good Summit brought out big names in a day-long series of conversations in front of a packed audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York.  


Half of world’s poor are children

Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released today by the United Nations Development…  


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern & Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee join 2018 Social Good Summit lineup

It’s not every day that you get the chance to hear from international heads of government alongside comedians, Nobel laureates and Bollywood stars alike. But then, the Social Good Summit isn’t your…  


UNDP mobilized US$25 million, restored buildings and boosted preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

(UNDP helped mobilize US$25 million, supported the revision and use of improved building codes and restored over 800 buildings for the most at-need people in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, some of…  


Global Climate Action Summit nominates two UNDP Equator Prize Winners as Climate Trailblazers

UNDP is proud to announce that two Equator Prize winner representatives are among the 22 Climate Trailblazers nominated by the Global Climate Action Summit organizers, which takes place in San…  


Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to join ‘Pathway to Paris’ concert for climate action in San Francisco

Emmy-nominated star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will join the concert for climate action at The Masonic in San Francisco on Friday 14…  


Global gathering of artisanal and small-scale miners charts new vision for sustainable development

Over 500 people from more than 70 countries have assembled in Livingstone, Zambia for the International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and Quarrying (ASM18) to chart a vision for…  

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