World AIDS Day: record drop in cost of HIV treatmentNov 30, 2015Through the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-Global Fund partnership, the cost of the HIV medicines has dropped to an unprecedented US$100 per person per year in Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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.
Europe’s refugee crisis: Working to ease the burdenNov 5, 2015A truck donated by the UNDP, will help the Macedonian border town of Gevgelija, to remove the garbage left behind by the exhausted refugees that pass through the municipality on their difficult journey to their final destination.
UNDP and Switzerland team up to tackle climate change in FYR MacedoniaOct 27, 2015Lake Prespa in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia is one of only a handful of ancient freshwater lakes in the world, and its waters and wetlands are home to many plants and animals that are found nowhere else.
UNDP and EU Initiative in Lebanon helps tackle climate change and provide energy accessOct 21, 2015In an effort to improve the energy supply throughout Lebanon, UNDP has partnered with the European Union and the private sector on the CEDRO 4 project, an initiative that aims to develop and implement a national sustainable energy strategy.
UNDP and partners support peaceful elections in GuineaOct 16, 2015Millions of Guineans voted peacefully on Sunday in the country’s second democratic presidential ballot since independence. The vote was seen as an opportunity to consolidate cohesion and accelerate development as the country worked to recover from the Ebola crisis.
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba: "Health and education are my priorities in the Sustainable Development Goals"Oct 9, 2015Star footballer and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba took a moment this week to express his support for the newly approved Sustainable Development Goals, popularly known as the Global Goals.
UNDP and SPARK launch agri-business project in YemenOct 1, 2015The U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) and SPARK – an organization that educates and empowers young people in societies affected by conflict – have launched a project that aims to enhance economic opportunities, as well as food security, for over 1,900 people in the governorate of Taizz, in the Yemeni highlands.
Running health facilities on solar panels in remote rural ZambiaSep 24, 2015According to a World Health Organization study covering over 4,000 clinics and hospitals, about one in four health facilities in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa had no access to electricity in 2013, and most facilities with access had an unreliable supply. Diesel generators have traditionally powered off-grid facilities and also served as back-up power sources in grid-connected health facilities. But these struggle with both high fuel costs and unreliable fuel delivery.
Global Goals flag raised across the world, from the North Pole to the Global SouthSep 24, 2015What links places as remote as the North Pole, a mountain village in Nepal and an underwater reef off the small island of Formentera in the deep blue Mediterranean? The answer is a multicolored flag bearing the icons of the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals that is being hoisted around the world, in some of the most remote and difficult to reach places, in an effort to spur action on the huge challenges facing humanity and our planet.
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 01 Dec 2015:Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS Day
- 27 Nov 2015:Helen Clark: Keynote Address at the 12th High Level Round Table Meeting
- 25 Nov 2015:Helen Clark: Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women