UN Development Chief Visits SomaliaAug 24, 2016United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark reaffirmed the UN agency’s strong support for the development, peace-building, and state-building processes underway in Somalia during her visit to the country today.
UNDP and the Government of Japan sign new programme for Electoral AssistanceAug 12, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan is signing a cost-sharing agreement to formalize funding support of over US$3.8 million (JPY 388,000,000) for an umbrella programme on “Electoral Assistance for Social Inclusion, Multi-Tier Governance, and Strengthening of Rule of Law in Timor-Leste 2016-2018.”
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Misako Konno Visits KenyaAug 9, 2016UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Misako Konno visited Kenya this past week where she witnessed first-hand joint projects of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), as well as development projects carried out by Japanese corporations and NGOs.
UNDP and the Global Fund sign grant to strengthen the national response to HIV and AIDS in AngolaAug 5, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a US$30 million grant to reduce new HIV infections in Angola, while also increasing antiretroviral therapy coverage and ensuring better adherence to treatment. The grant was signed in the presence of the Angolan Minister of Health, Dr. Luís Gomes Sambo and other key representatives.
UNDP and GCF sign partnership agreement to invest in low-emission and climate resilient developmentAug 5, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have signed an Accreditation Master Agreement, strengthening their partnership to deliver low-emission and climate-resilient development.
Music to inspire action: UNDP partner releases album in support of the Paris AgreementJul 27, 2016Following the historic adoption and subsequent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, UNDP partner ‘Pathway to Paris’ today launched a benefit album in support of climate action.
UNDP launches online platform to better address urban poor issues for implementing the Sustainable Development GoalsJul 25, 2016As a recognition of the growing importance of urban development issues, UNDP today launched an online platform, coinciding with the Third Preparatory Committee for Habitat 3 taking place in Surabaya, Indonesia (July 25-27). The conference is due to finalize the draft New Urban Agenda (NUA) before its adoption at the Habitat 3 Conference in Quito, Ecuador in October.
UNDP ramps up support in wake of climate change and El NinoJul 21, 2016As 2016 continues to shatter records as the hottest year on record, dozens of countries are feeling the impact through increased frequency and severity of weather events. From droughts to floods and storms, UNDP and partners are seeing increased demand for post-disaster needs assessments and recovery planning.
Helen Clark: Opening Statement at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) Side-Event on “Building Capacities of Public Institutions for Implementing the SDGs: A Focus on Concrete Challenges and Potential Solutions”Jul 20, 2016United Nations - New York, USA
Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development side event “The SDGs are Coming to Life – Stories of Country Implementation and UN support”Jul 20, 2016United Nations - New York, USA
Latest speeches and statements
- 20 Jul 2016:Helen Clark: Opening Statement at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) Side-Event on “Building Capacities of Public Institutions for Implementing the SDGs: A Focus on Concrete Challenges and Potential Solutions”
- 20 Jul 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development side event “The SDGs are Coming to Life – Stories of Country Implementation and UN support”
- 19 Jul 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at Evening Reception and Launch: Action for Sustainable Development