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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.
22 Jan 2014
Pakistan has shown consistent progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and is ramping up efforts to achieve targets set for Universal Primary Education and Net Primary Enrolment Ratio, says a report by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform (MPDR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
21 Jan 2014
Despite evidence that inequality prevents countries from developing in a wide number of areas, little progress has been made combatting it, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today at the London School of Economics where she was giving a lecture at the International Growth Centre.
21 Jan 2014
Helen Clark: The London School of Economics, International Growth Centre Public Lecture "The next global development agenda: From aspiration to delivery"
The London School of Economics, London, UK
20 Jan 2014
As the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on the international community to help prevent the conflict from leaving a legacy of even greater deprivation and poverty in the country.
16 Jan 2014
Deco, Nedved, Roberto Carlos and referee Collina, to join Ronaldo and Zidane in 11th annual Match Against Poverty
Legendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina along with international football players Deco, Pavel Nedvěd, Roberto Carlos, Fernando Hierro, are among the personalities that have confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty taking place on March 4 at the Stade De Suisse National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.
15 Jan 2014
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Chair of the Arab States/Middle East and North Africa Regional United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Sima Bahous appealed to the international community to scale up investment in national development processes to mitigate the impact of the Syria crisis on neighbouring countries.
13 Jan 2014
The United Nations Development Programme’s Asia-Pacific Centre (APRC) has signed a US $16.7 million Grant Agreement with the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for a multi-country South Asia HIV Programme.
09 Jan 2014
Four years after the 2010 earthquake, enormous efforts have been made to help the country recover and improve the lives of Haitians in the affected neighbourhoods.
09 Jan 2014
The heads of South Sudan’s ethnically diverse peace and reconciliation institutions spoke jointly for the first time today, urging the country’s political leaders to immediately stop the fighting and put forward a peace plan.
08 Jan 2014
Development partners agreed that the Kuwait II Pledging Conference for Syria, slated for 15 January 2014, should encompass support for critical development efforts to compliment the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria and its spill over impacts on neighbouring countries.
06 Jan 2014
This month, UNDP joins Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts as partners for Midnight Moment, a synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.
26 Dec 2013
Aid agencies are preparing to scale up their work in key locations across South Sudan, as continuing clashes kill hundreds and drive tens of thousands from their homes, while the UN urged all forces to lay down their arms.
24 Dec 2013
The Russian Federation granted the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kyrgyztan US$ 3.5 million for the implementation of a development programme in Naryn Province.
23 Dec 2013
A test group of more than 100 people in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban starts getting paid today through mobile phones. This money transfer system will be used for those employed in emergency clean-up schemes in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
23 Dec 2013
Leading Indian based social enterprise Babajob has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with plans to connect over 15 million low-income job seekers in India with better job opportunities by 2016.
20 Dec 2013
People in Madagascar voted Friday in a presidential run-off expected to end the country’s four-year political stalemate. Close to eight million registered women and men were due to elect a president and 151 members of parliament. The vote is seen as an important step toward resuming development in a country where nine people out of ten live in poverty.
19 Dec 2013
Switzerland to host UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane in 11th annual Match Against Poverty
The 11th Match Against Poverty will take place on 4 March 2014 in Switzerland. Proceeds raised will help recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most devastating storms in history.
19 Dec 2013
The United Nations Development Programme has launched, together with partners, a new centre that will help countries to best use mining revenues for sustainable development.
19 Dec 2013
United Nations field representatives joined a youth-led march for peace this morning in Bangui, the capital. “We want to express our desire to restore the harmony that has always existed between Christians and Muslims in this country,” a participant said.
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Latest Speeches and Statements
- 26 Mar 2015:Helen Clark: Speech at the opening of the Symposium on Designing Funds for Performance, Based on a Shared Theory of Change
- 18 Mar 2015:Helen Clark: Opening Address to the International Conference on the Emergence of Africa
- 15 Mar 2015:Helen Clark: Statement to the Ministerial Roundtable “Governing Disaster Risk: Overcoming Challenges”