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
The Central African Republic heads to the ballot box to achieve sustainable peaceJan 1, 2016More than two million Central Africans went to the polls on Wednesday, December 30, 2015, to elect their president and their representatives in the National Assembly.
Central African Republic holds constitutional referendumDec 14, 2015On 13 December 2015, voters in the Central African Republic (CAR) went to the polls to give their judgment on the draft Constitution.
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.
27 Apr 2016:Human Development – the Way Ahead
Latest speeches and statements
- 29 Apr 2016:Helen Clark: Keynote Speech at the ‘Giant’s Summit’ on Wildlife Crime
- 25 Apr 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening Session of the International Conference: “Chernobyl thirty years later. From emergency to recovery and sustainable social-economic development of affected areas.”
- 23 Apr 2016:Magdy Martínez-Solimán: 29th Annual Meeting and Annual Conference of the International Coordinating Committee of National Institutions for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (ICC)