Representatives from 29 countries gather to discuss coordinated climate actionJul 19, 2016Government ministers and delegates from 29 countries across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia attended a workshop to share their National Adaptation Plans and to address regional climate change challenges.
Strengthening the Rule of Law vital to sustain peace and foster developmentJun 29, 2016“Advancing the rule of law and sustaining peace is most likely to be achieved when national, international and UN partners work closely together,” stated Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator delivering her key note remarks at the opening of the Rule of Law Annual event in New York today. “Placing people at the center of justice and security reforms and working towards the goals of national partners are crucial for successfully establishing the rule of law and access to justice,” she further added.
Helen Clark named 22nd most powerful woman in the worldJun 6, 2016Forbes Magazine today announced Helen Clark, chief of the United Nations Development Programme, as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women, this year with a ranking of no. 22.
Appointment of UNDP Resident Representative Fatma Samoura as Secretary General of FIFAMay 16, 2016Ms. Fatma Samoura, current UN Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria, has been appointed as Secretary General of FIFA.
Ecuador: Rebuilding lives in the wake of the earthquakeMay 11, 2016To start the recovery process, UNDP started the Emergency Community Work and Debris Management initiative in rural areas affected by the earthquake. Residents of Las Gilces designed a community plan, and the initiative took off with the participation of 30 women and men, who are being paid to remove rubble.
Morocco is fighting climate change with Liquid GoldMar 14, 2016While Argan forests still cover around 820,000 hectares in the mountains of Morocco, one-third of the original tree coverage has already been lost due to pressures from charcoal production and unsustainable agricultural practices in the immediate environment of the trees. The Moroccan government sees high demand for Argan oil on international markets as an opportunity to tie climate change targets to its sustainable development goals through the conservation and expansion of the Argan forest.
Search for a New Beginning: Perceptions of Truth, Justice, Reconciliation and Healing in South SudanJan 28, 2016A groundbreaking survey in South Sudan seeking views on how to deal with the country’s violent past has found significant support for perpetrators of violence to face trial, and for those missing or killed to be honoured publicly.
Cultivating climate resilience in MoldovaJan 15, 2016In Moldova, three-quarters of the land is used for food production, the economy relies heavily on agriculture, which is being jeopardised by extended droughts, temperature increases, decreased water reserves, and soil erosion, all of which conspire to decrease food security and household income.
UNDP welcomes the launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment BankJan 15, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) congratulates the People’s Republic of China and all other Founding Members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on the successful launch of the Bank in Beijing today
Latest speeches and statements
- 20 Jul 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development side event “The SDGs are Coming to Life – Stories of Country Implementation and UN support”
- 20 Jul 2016:Helen Clark: Opening Statement at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) Side-Event on “Building Capacities of Public Institutions for Implementing the SDGs: A Focus on Concrete Challenges and Potential Solutions”
- 19 Jul 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at Evening Reception and Launch: Action for Sustainable Development