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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.
01 Nov 2013
Nepal wins Global South-South Development Leadership Award during the Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) in Kenya. The theme of GSSD Expo was ‘Building inclusive green economies - South-South Cooperation for sustainable development and poverty eradication.’
31 Oct 2013
Fully biodegradable plates implanted with organic seeds in Colombia to provide food after use, a social media website to promote car-sharing in Viet Nam, certified cocoa for speciality markets, and affordable biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana waste are just some of the 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
17 Oct 2013
02 Oct 2013
UNDP partners with Least Developed Countries Fund to strengthen early warning systems and climate information in Africa
The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) approved today a US$43.63m grant for a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-led initiative to strengthen climate information and early warning systems in Africa.
25 Sep 2013
Nearly 9 million people worldwide have directly benefited from the programmes of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F), and these experiences can help inform global development efforts after 2015.
19 Sep 2013
REDD+ Talks: Leaders from business, UN and forest communities highlight REDD+ to tackle climate change
Leaders from the private, public and civil society sectors convened at REDD+ Talks: NYC to discuss their experiences of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and the role of the private sector in advancing this critical mechanism to tackle deforestation and climate change.
18 Sep 2013
Seeking to improve their management of water resources, four northeast African nations today agreed at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to establish a long-term framework for utilizing a key underground water system.
16 Sep 2013
UNDP has been working on urban planning issues in Montenegro for almost a decade. There are some 100,000 illegal homes in the country- if evenly distributed this would imply that every other household lives in an illegal home.
26 Aug 2013
Rebeca Grynspan: Speech at the Inter-regional Preparatory Meeting for the 3rd International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
29 Aug 2014:Boosting resilience in the Caribbean
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 02 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at UNDP-GEF event on “Small Island Developing States – Large Ocean States" at International Small Islands Conference 2014
- 02 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Plenary Speech at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
- 01 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at “Building Resilience in SIDS through Foresight” side event at UN Conference on Small Island Developing States