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  • 12 Jun 2013
    First Swahili edition of Human Development Report launched in Kenya

    Kilifi, Kenya - A Swahili summary edition of the 2013 Human Development Report was launched today by the United Nation Development Programme, marking the first time the flagship report has been available in the most widely spoken African language.

  • 11 Jun 2013
    UNDP welcomes China-US agreement to combat climate change

    New York – The United Nations Development Programme has welcomed the agreement between China and the United States of America to work together to tackle the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) to help combat climate change.

  • 10 Jun 2013
    UNDP to maximize impact with new strategic plan, calls for more predictable funding

    New York — The UN Development Programme is making major contributions in fighting poverty and promoting good governance worldwide, Administrator Helen Clark said Monday, adding that the agency now plans to sharpen its focus, scale up partnerships, and streamline operations.

  • 07 Jun 2013
    UNDP observes World Oceans Day

    As the world observes World Oceans Day on June 8, 2013, UNDP reflects on a year of significant milestones in the organization’s global efforts to protect and restore our oceans and coasts.

  • 04 Jun 2013
    UNDP praises countries for signing Arms Trade Treaty

    New York - The UN Development Programme has commended countries that have signed the landmark UN-backed Arms Trade Treaty, the first of its kind to regulate both the legitimate and illicit multibillion-dollar trade in conventional weapons.

  • 04 Jun 2013
    Towards Zero discrimination: judges from Asia and the Pacific unite to address HIV, human rights and the law

    Some 30 judges from the highest national courts from 16 countries in Asia and the Pacific met in Bangkok, Thailand from 2-4 June to discuss the role of the judiciary in the AIDS response.

  • 03 Jun 2013
    Driving African development through gender equality and empowering women

    Africa’s first and only women presidents joined UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Sunday in calling for women and girls to be front and centre in Africa’s development agenda.

  • 31 May 2013
    Linking Biodiversity to Sustainable Growth

    Ending with the launch of the report of the High-level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, , the Seventh Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity 2013 on Ecology and Economy for a Sustainable Society ended today with an appeal to seize the “moment of opportunity”.

  • 30 May 2013
    Documentary film festival on Millennium Development Goals begins

    UNDP, the MDG Achievement Fund and the wider UN family in Brussels are proud partners of the fifth edition of the Millennium International Documentary Film Festival, taking place from 31 May to 9 June in Brussels, Belgium.

  • 29 May 2013
    Right to health, right to life – high-level meeting on HIV and human rights

    Human rights are essential for the response to HIV. "Right to health is right to life” - with this motto a high level meeting on HIV and Human Rights, organised by the EU and UNAIDS, took place in Brussels on 27-28 May. The meeting united representatives of the European Institutions, civil society, national governments of EU member states and countries of the EU neighborhood, as well as intergovernmental agencies involved in the global response to HIV.

  • 29 May 2013
    Bangladesh well prepared for Cyclone Mahasen

    Decades of disaster preparedness activities demonstrated their value when tropical cyclone Mahasen made landfall in Bangladesh.

  • 24 May 2013
    UN and World Bank chiefs tour Great Lakes region to accelerate peace consolidation

    Kampala/New York – During an unprecedented high-level visit to Africa’s Great Lakes region, the United Nations and the World Bank have joined forces to inject “hope” and change the face of conflict in the region.

  • 17 May 2013
    GEF-UNDP-IMO GloBallast Partnerships Project Wins International Maritime Award

    The International Maritime Organization’s GloBallast Partnerships Project won an award as the “Best Innovative Project” for its efforts in finding solutions to the management of ships’ ballast water.

  • 16 May 2013
    UNDP chief hails crucial role of local government in fight against poverty

    Kampala - United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark today delivered a keynote address at the 2013 Commonwealth Local Government Conference as she wrapped up a four-day visit to Uganda.

  • 16 May 2013
    Statement on UNDP internal evaluation of its Strategic Plan

    The United Nations Development Programme conducts comprehensive evaluations of its activities as a cornerstone of its continuous process of learning and performance management. An evaluation of UNDP’s 2008-13 Strategic Plan has recently been conducted.

  • 13 May 2013
    Events highlight development progress and challenges in Afghanistan

    A discussion on "Building on Progress in Afghanistan: 2014 and Beyond” was held in Washington today at an event organized in partnership between the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), offering a big picture of the country’s current situation and development challenges.

  • 10 May 2013
    Toward increased efficiency of development aid in Haiti

    The Committee on Aid Efficiency (CAE) – a strategic forum reuniting the Government of Haiti and stakeholders involved in enacting the social and economic development of the country – met for the first time at the international level. The meeting showed that the Haitian government has the upper hand in planning and defining priority intervention areas geared toward the country’s development at a crucial moment on Haiti’s path to effective and lasting development.

  • 08 May 2013
    Let’s tap mobile technology to stimulate human development

    Nairobi - The UN Development Programme and Motorola Solutions have joined forces to look at new ways in which mobile applications can be harnessed to tackle some of the world’s most pressing development needs.

  • 07 May 2013
    UNDP and World Bank pledge support to Philippines peace process

    UNDP and World Bank announced last week that they will offer a comprehensive support package to on-going peace negotiations between the Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, a secessionist group in the south.

  • 03 May 2013
    Faith-based groups play key role in advancing development goals, UNDP chief says

    Hamburg – Faith-based organizations are playing a crucial role in efforts to build a more equitable and sustainable future, UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark told a Protestant conference here today.