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25 Jun 2014
Combating poaching will not succeed unless communities are empowered to help prevent its alarming upsurge, said the first lady of Kenya Margaret Kenyatta and the Administrator of the UN Development Programme, Helen Clark, launching a new conservancy programme in the South of the country.
23 Jun 2014
NOTS Impact Enterprises, an emerging social-impact business focused on renewable energy, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with the mission of making lighting and charcoal production sustainable in Africa by 2025. NOTS already operates in Mali and Rwanda, and has plans to expand across sub-Saharan Africa.
18 Jun 2014
A new regional hub launched here today will help mobilize investment and innovative solutions to bring clean, modern energy to those who do not have it in Asia and the Pacific.
09 Jun 2014
Sea-level rise is making life on the Carteret Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea unmanageable. People can no longer grow food because the ground water has become salty. The islands are literally being submerged. Tulele Peisa – a local council of indigenous chiefs – has responded by organizing the voluntary relocation of its people, the first climate change refugee relocation effort of its kind in the world.
06 Jun 2014
Saving our Tuna: UNDP and Discovery Channel in Asia offer an inside look at technology to save a way of life in the Pacific
Saving our Tuna, a new half-hour documentary to be broadcast across Asia in June for World Oceans Day, takes you to the richest fishing grounds on the planet, where fleets of fishing vessels equipped with sonar, and sophisticated satellite tracking devices are catching millions of tons of tuna, making it the third most harvested fish in the ocean.
05 Jun 2014
World Environment Day 2014 - Small Island Developing States on “frontline” in Battle Against Climate Change
As people around the globe today commemorate World Environment Day, which focuses this year on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their particular vulnerability to the effects of climate change, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is renewing its call for an approach to environmental protection, one which recognizes the intricate and deep connection between protecting the environment and human development.
05 Jun 2014
This year the focus is on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their particular vulnerability to the effects of climate change.
28 Apr 2014
26 Feb 2014
The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has reimbursed US$ 2.35 million of a total $9.94 million donated to the Yasuni National Park’s Ishpingo Tambococha Tiputini (ITT) initiative, which the Government of Ecuador brought to end in August 2013. UNDP, in its role of Trust Fund Administrator, through its Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) Office, has contacted all contributors and is working towards their full reimbursement in the next six months.
22 Jan 2014
UN opens global call for nominations to identify local sustainable development solutions that can change the world
A United Nations-led partnership that “shines a spotlight” on local sustainable development innovations today launched its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014.
11 Dec 2013
Helen Clark: Speech at Launch of “Empowering Lives, Building Resilience – Development Stories from Europe and Central Asia” on Sustainable Energy
United Nations, New York
11 Dec 2013
Today, UNDP launched the third volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience, a report compiling sustainable energy success stories from UNDP’s work in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. These stories demonstrate how sound policies, capacities and financing lead to lasting change.
10 Dec 2013
United Nations, New York
09 Dec 2013
Natural resources, such as land, forests and minerals, can help create jobs, rebuild economic livelihoods and reintegrate former combatants in war-torn countries - but only if they are managed properly, says a new United Nations report
03 Dec 2013
New research presents solutions to meet the world’s growing food needs, while advancing economic development and environmental sustainability. The analysis finds that the world will need 70 percent more food, as measured by calories, in order to feed a global population of 9.6 billion people in 2050. It is possible to close the food gap, while creating a more productive and healthy environment through improvements in the way people produce and consume food.
22 Nov 2013
UN-REDD Programme receives US$ 40 million pledge from Norway to help 48 developing countries halt deforestation
At the 19th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP19) this week, the Government of Norway announced a pledge of US$ 40 million to continue support for the UN-REDD Programme. The package of funding will support a range of programmes in 2014 to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) across 48 UN-REDD partner countries, in collaboration with governments, indigenous peoples and civil society, and with the joint support of FAO, UNDP and UNEP.
19 Nov 2013
Helen Clark: Speech at the High-Level Seminar on Addressing Climate Change in South-South Co-operation
17 Nov 2013
UNDP, UNEP and the UNFCCC Secretariat launch publication on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions
A joint publication was launched today that provides governments and organizations practical approaches to conceptualize, design and implement Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), representing a valuable opportunity for developing countries to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while remaining true to their sustainable development priorities and needs.
13 Nov 2013
In the wake of the strongest tropical storm on historical record, one that has devastated vast areas of the Philippines, a grassroots initiative that is dedicated to mangrove restoration is showing the importance of healthy ecosystems and environmental integrity to disaster risk reduction.
06 Nov 2013
UNDP Administrator completed a three day visit to the United Arab Emirates focused on the country’s work on sustainable development and climate change, development co-operation, and logistical support to facilitate humanitarian efforts.
17 Oct 2014:Eradicating poverty: thinking beyond income
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 20 Oct 2014:Helen Clark: Speech on “From the MDGs to a new set of Global Development Priorities” at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy
- 17 Oct 2014:Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
- 16 Oct 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at the Launch of the Rule of Law Partnership with the Supreme Court of Uzbekistan