Equator prize to bring Indigenous Peoples issues to forefront of Paris climate conferenceNov 24, 2015Lineup that includes Alec Baldwin, Colin and Livia Firth, Helen Clark, Mary Robinson and music by Amadou & Mariam will honor local leadership on climate change .
Helen Clark: Speech on “Youth as Partners for Change in the Implementation of Agenda 2030”Nov 24, 2015Keio University, Tokyo, Japan 24 November 2015
UNDP Africa launches initiative to help prevent and respond to violent extremismNov 23, 2015UNDP's Regional Bureau for Africa today launched an initiative to support African countries to prevent and respond to the growth of violent extremism through a development lens.
Magdy Martínez-Solimán:United Nations work on the world drug problem-Principal-level Informal Briefing to Member StatesNov 20, 2015ECOSOC, United Nations, New York
40th UNDP-supported country submits its COP21 pledge to tackle climate changeNov 20, 2015UNDP welcomes the presentation of the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, marking the completion of the 40th such INDC supported by UNDP to date.
Biking to improve livelihoods in Mozambique: Low-cost branded bicycles drive new BCtA member Mozambikes’ inclusive businessNov 20, 2015Mozambikes, an award-winning Mozambique-based social enterprise, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to improve the lives and livelihoods of 50,000 of the country’s poorest people through the sale of affordable branded bicycles by 2018. The company will also establish a national sales and distribution network to provide an additional 125,000 people with transportation by 2020.
New Grant to Support Human Rights in 10 African CountriesNov 19, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving health care. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Helen Clark: Statement to the Informal Meeting of the General Assembly on Ways to Advance a Comprehensive Response to the Global Humanitarian & Refugee CrisisNov 19, 2015Trusteeship Council - United Nations, New York
Strengthening climate information in MalawiNov 19, 2015The effects of climate change have made maize more difficult to cultivate in Malawi, placing serious strains on households like Lexina’s. In recent years, Malawi has been experiencing more frequent and intense floods, droughts, strong winds and other extreme weather.
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 25 Nov 2015:Helen Clark: Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
- 24 Nov 2015:Helen Clark: Speech on “Youth as Partners for Change in the Implementation of Agenda 2030”
- 20 Nov 2015:Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Statement delivered at the Principal-level Informal Briefing to Member States on United Nations work on world drug problem