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.
Responding to disasters before they happen: Trainings build resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone
Sep 27, 2016
Daw Mi Mi Htun, of the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar, used to think that the main responsibility of RRD revolved around responding to disasters and emergencies after they occur. Training of local government officials in the towns of Myanmar aims to strengthen community capacity to respond to disasters, which are increasingly threatening human lives and assets under a changing climate.
Development financiers review new partnership opportunities to tap the true potential of Islamic finance to implement the SDGs
Sep 20, 2016
“Islamic finance instruments can be a transformative force for unlocking resources to finance the Sustainable Development Goals given the immense needs for financing the implementation of this ambitious agenda”— voiced the panelists at Islamic Finance and Impact Investing for the Sustainable Development Goals: The Way Forward, a side event jointly organized by the Islamic Development Bank and UNDP’s Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD)—a partnership with the Turkish Government.
UNDP and Ibero-American Secretariat General sign agreement to promote the Global Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean
Sep 19, 2016
El Programa de las Naciones Unidas para el Desarrollo (PNUD) y la Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB) firmaron hoy un acuerdo de cooperación con el fin de promover y alcanzar los Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS) en América Latina y el Caribe.
Musicians, Activists and Politicians Kick- off NYC Climate Week
Sep 19, 2016
UNDP, together with Pathway to Paris and 350.org, held a special concert yesterday at City Winery in New York City. The concert, timed to coincide with both the start of NYC Climate Week and the UN General Assembly, focused on maintaining momentum on the Paris Agreement and reminding world leaders and the public that only action, not words, will keep global temperatures in check.