Experts call for more rights based, evidence informed drug control policiesJul 2, 2015Evidence shared at the two-day consultation revealed that drug laws, policies and enforcement activities intersect with, and have consequences for, a broad spectrum of human rights issues, including public health, arbitrary detention without due process, forced labour and women and children’s rights.
Media Release - United Nations Development Programme and AustraliaJul 1, 2015Meeting between the Hon Julie Bishop, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator.
Japan to Provide Solar Lamps for Polling Stations in Myanmar’s elections with UNDP SupportJun 30, 2015UNDP and the Government of Japan are supporting elections in Myanmar with the distribution of over 25,000 solar lamps to polling stations across the country which do not have secure and consistent access to electricity.
Sevamob: Using Mobile Technology to Improve HealthJun 30, 2015The social enterprise Sevamob is fundamentally transforming primary healthcare in India through mobile clinics and a tele-health marketplace. The newest company to join the Business Call to Action (BCtA), Sevamob, has committed to reducing anemia by 30 percent, HIV transmission to children by at least half of the national average, and dental issues like caries by 25 percent, in the areas where it is active.
Helen Clark: Opening Speech at World Humanitarian Summit Pacific ConsultationsJun 30, 2015Auckland, New Zealand
UNDP Asia-Pacific chief congratulates Nepal on holding a successful rebuilding conferenceJun 26, 2015Kathmandu, Nepal – Haoliang Xu, a UN Assistant Secretary General and UNDP Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, congratulated the Government of Nepal on holding a successful rebuilding conference in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake that struck the country on 25 April.
Precarious jobs incite vulnerability in Latin America and Caribbean, UNDP saysJun 26, 2015Half of the 220 million "vulnerable" men and women in the region—those who live slightly above the poverty line but were unable to rise to the middle-class—are working, but under precarious conditions, according to initial UN Development Programme for (UNDP) findings.
UNDP to boost expertise in post-disaster recoveryJun 25, 2015Panama – In collaboration with the World Bank and European Union, UNDP this week trained 40 disaster experts in how to conduct critical post-disaster needs assessments.
UN agencies and partners say funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees and host nations without vital support Jun 25, 2015A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in neighbouring countries, according to a report released today.
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 02 Jul 2015:Magdy Martínez-Solimán : Statement at the Fourth Annual Global Sustainability Summit, Reimagining 2050 - the power of sustainable infrastructure to create smart cities
- 30 Jun 2015:Helen Clark: Opening Speech at World Humanitarian Summit Pacific Consultations
- 22 Jun 2015:Helen Clark: Speech at the Annual Meeting of UNDP Africa on “Towards an Emerging Africa: From MDGs to the SDGs”