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
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.
21 Jun 2016:A legacy of private sector engagement in Africa
Latest speeches and statements
- 21 Jun 2016:Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Statement at the launch of the Report on ‘Financing Sustainable Development: The Critical Role of Risk and Resilience’
- 20 Jun 2016:Helen Clark: Keynote Address on “Non-communicable Diseases – a Sustainable Development Priority for Pacific Island Countries”
- 17 Jun 2016:Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Statement at the Fourth Annual Seminar for National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs): NHRI's Role in Conflict and Fragile Contexts