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  • UNDP partners with 50 leading newspapers to raise awareness of the Global Goals Jun 23, 2017

    UNDP is partnering with Impact Journalism Day 2017 to raise awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the Global Goals, around the world.

  • Vulnerable to violence: Empowering women in South Sudan Jun 22, 2017

    It is a violation of women’s rights, a major global health problem, and is experienced by approximately one in three women worldwide. Yet the fight to end violence against women is too often overlooked and underfunded. In crisis-affected South Sudan where women and girls have long faced the threat of physical and sexual violence as well as early and forced marriage, Viola, 32, is one of the women working to get survivors the support they need.

  • Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Jun 19, 2017

    The UN Development Programme today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April this year, following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres.

  • UNDP and Cousteau Society join hands to protect and restore the oceans for sustainable development Jun 15, 2017

    Following the historic Ocean Conference (June 5-9), held to achieve the targets set for the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, ‘Life Below Water’ , the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Cousteau Society signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, to undertake a range of ocean-related joint and coordinated activities at the global, regional and national level. Programmes run by UNDP and the Cousteau Society share a number of geographic areas such as the Black Sea, Red Sea and the Comoros Islands.

  • Rule of Law- A key pillar in the UN’s efforts to prevent conflict and sustain peace Jun 14, 2017

    The high level plenary of the UNDP Annual Rule of Law Meeting outlined priorities for how best to support the rule of law and human rights within the Sustaining Peace agenda, and reflected on strategic priorities for the future of international rule of law assistance.

  • Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Statement at the Rule of Law Annual Meeting: Strengthening the Rule of Law for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development Jun 14, 2017

    United Nations, New York

  • The Call for Action to address the key ocean challenges provides a robust, forward-looking framework for action Jun 12, 2017

    The Ocean Conference (5-9 June) co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden brought an unprecedented show of global unity around the need to tackle the crisis in the oceans. In addition to adoption of the “Call for Action”, by the close of the conference on Friday, 9 June, a total of 1,328 voluntary commitments to ocean protection and restoration, cutting across all 10 SDG14 targets, had been made on the on-line conference registry. 84 governments that made 598 (45%) commitments represented the entity submitting the largest number, followed by NGOs (259, 20%) and the UN System (108, 8%).

  • UNDP takes part in Europe’s leading forum on development Jun 8, 2017

    SDG Advocates Jeffrey Sachs, Muhammad Yunus and Marjeta Jager were among key speakers in a panel on the role of small businesses in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, organized by UNDP, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Commission during European Development Days, Europe’s leading forum on development and cooperation.

  • Fifteenth Anniversary of Equator Initiative celebrates local action on marine and coastal challenges Jun 8, 2017

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP), Equator Initiative and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme launched a new report - “Making Waves: Community Solutions, Sustainable Oceans,” coinciding with the 15th Anniversary of the Equator Initiative and the World Oceans Day, as part of the historic Ocean Conference (5-9 June) to renew momentum towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, ‘Life Below Water’.

  • Honouring the memory of Jacques Cousteau Jun 8, 2017

    On the occasion of the World Ocean Day, UNDP, the Cousteau Society, and its partners working on sustainable ocean governance celebrate the work of Jacques-Yves Cousteau, an Oceanographer who studied the sea and all forms of life in water and left his mark forever on the planet.