Successful project to address marine bio-invasions concludes
Mar 27, 2017
A decade-long project to promote implementation of an international treaty stemming the transfer of potentially invasive species in ships’ ballast water has reached a successful conclusion at a meeting of stakeholders from Governments, industry and UN bodies.
UNDP and IBM join forces to develop tech skills of Africa’s young workforce
Feb 13, 2017
IBM is investing $70 million in building much-needed digital, cloud, and cognitive IT skills to help support a 21st century workforce in Africa. With UNDP support, IBM's newly launched initiative – IBM Digital - Nation Africa – will provide free skills development programs to as many as 25 million African youths over five years, enabling digital competence and nurturing innovation in Africa.
Making Afghanistan a Safer Place: 250 Women Police Return From Training in Turkey
Feb 12, 2017
Since 2013, UNDP and Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior Affairs, with funding from the government of Japan, have trained nearly 1,000 female officers at a state-of-the-art training facility in Turkey.
UNDP and Japan support internally displaced in northeast Nigeria
Jan 6, 2017
The Government of Japan, together with UNDP and its implementing partners, continue to provide support to the people affected by the ongoing military insurgency in the region through projects in livelihood and social cohesion, as well as in de-radicalization, counter-terrorism and migration.
Commonwealth Parliamentarians plan to tackle the tobacco epidemic
Dec 19, 2016
Members of Parliamentary Commonwealth countries met in London for the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. The large international gathering was used as an opportunity to advance tobacco control efforts globally.
El Niño in LAC: building capacities in disaster risk management and recovery
Dec 12, 2016
The 2014-2016 El Niño is considered one of the strongest in the course of the last decades. UNDP has monitored the impact of El Niño in the region and promoted actions to strengthen countries' capacities for risk reduction and recovery.
Vulnerable populations in Sudan begin to receive essential medicines
Nov 28, 2016
Life-saving medicines and essential lab equipment started to arrive in Sudan last week, thanks to a US$60 million agreement signed between UNDP and the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health this past spring.
UN Development Programme’s International Center for Private Sector reviews progress to step up sustainable and inclusive development
Nov 28, 2016
UN Development Programme’s International Center for Private Sector in Development held its 5th Executive Council Meeting in Istanbul today, to review progress and to step up the private sector’s contribution to sustainable and inclusive development.
A new OECD-UNDP report examines progress: Is development co-operation becoming more effective?
Nov 3, 2016
A new report finds that 99 percent of the 81 low and middle-income countries and territories participating in a recent monitoring process have national development strategies in place. "Making Development Co-operation More Effective: 2016 Progress Report" outlines positive results in improving the effectiveness of development co-operation, even in the face of volatility and tightening budgets resulting from global financial and economic crises.
Mitigating devastating floods through building infrastructure in the Vrbas River basin
Oct 24, 2016
More than 305,000 people in the Vrbas River basin in Bosnia and Herzegovina are exposed to recurrent flooding and its devastating impacts. In order to mitigate flood effects within the basin, and to help communities better cope with flood events, the UNDP supported project “Technology transfer for climate resilient flood management in Vrbas River Basin” announced the implementation of important new infrastructural measures.