As Ebola ebbs, a boost for justice in Sierra Leone Jun 24, 2015Moyamba, Sierra Leone - For over two years, 17-year old Sorbah lived in fear and uncertainty. Falsely charged with burglary in early 2013, his life was put on hold.
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton Visits RwandaJun 22, 2015UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton visited Rwanda over the weekend as part of her official visit to Africa. Committed to raising awareness of UNDP’s work in poverty reduction and women’s empowerment, Britton witnessed firsthand the agency's projects and their impact on African communities.
UNDP Ambassador Connie Britton visits Kenya development projects Jun 18, 2015Britton is witnessing firsthand UNDP’s work and impact on communities, climate change, environmental conservation, disaster risk reduction and economic empowerment.
Canadian wood construction manufacturers and UNDP rebuild local government infrastructure after Typhoon HaiyanJun 16, 2015In the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms recorded in history, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) and UNDP have partnered to provide municipal building solutions to the people of Guiuan in the Philippines.
UNDP-supported innovator helps build energy efficient stoves for earthquake survivors in NepalJun 11, 2015UNDP award winner and local inventor designed energy efficient cooking stoves for disaster-resilient temporary shelters.
UNDP Supports Vital Payments to Ebola Emergency Response WorkersMay 27, 2015In the Ebola epicenter countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, UNDP helps more than 100,000 Emergency Response Workers get paid.
Sierra Leone's prisons: tough, but Ebola-freeMay 25, 2015Central Freetown's maximum-security prison was built to house just 234. Today, 1400 inmates are crammed between its walls. Cells are packed, record-keeping is haphazard and the authorities have barely enough to keep it all going. And then there's the threat of Ebola.
UNDP partnership with Green Climate Fund provides opportunity for Pacific Small Islands to move from vulnerability to resilience May 21, 2015UNDP has been selected as one of the first seven accredited implementing agencies of the Global Climate Fund and has the comparative advantage and experience of working with 19 countries across all SIDS regions and with global environmental funds for addressing climate change.
Transgender Nepalis face isolation in quake’s aftermathMay 8, 2015The 25 April earthquake in Nepal devastated communities across the country, and has had an especially profound impact on marginalized communities.
Building Safely to Prevent the Loss of Life May 1, 2015Following the huge earthquake in Nepal, UNDP reports on efforts in the country to withstand future disasters.
24 Jun 2015:There is no honour in barring women from voting
22 Jun 2015:We all must do more to promote gender equality
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 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”
- 18 Jun 2015:Helen Clark: Statement on Pope Francis Encyclical on the Environment and the Poor