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11 Jun 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the international courier company Deutsche Post DHL, met yesterday at the UNDP headquarters to reaffirm their commitment to their public-private partnership in support of disaster preparedness and response.
09 Jun 2014
Tunisian President, Moncef AlMarzouki, President of the National Constitutional Assembly (NCA), Mustapha Ben Jaafar, and Prime Minister, Mehdi Jomaa, launched today the newly established Truth and Dignity Commission (TDC) of Tunisia.
29 May 2014
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark commended Belarus for the progress made on the recovery from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster during her four–day trip to Belarus which includes a visit today to Homiel, a region of Belarus most affected by the nuclear disaster.
29 May 2014
The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on international donors to bolster justice, security and rule of law for countries in conflict, singling out both South Sudan and the Central African Republic (CAR) for immediate attention.
28 May 2014
Forbes Magazine today announced Helen Clark, Chief of the United Nations Development Programme, as one of the world’s 100 most powerful women.
21 May 2014
Some 50 young people recently gathered together in a Skopje café with United Nation’s Human Rights Advisor Silva Pesic, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Youth Project Coordinator Dejan Dokuzovski, to learn more about the UN’s Universal Periodic Review and to offer their own input into the post-2015 agenda.
20 May 2014
Record flooding in the Balkans region in recent days could increase the risk of injuries and deaths from landmine accidents in Bosnia and Herzegovina, says the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and BH Mine Action Centre (BHMAC).
19 May 2014
After a successful first round which had a voter turnout of 88 percent - the highest in the history of democratic elections in the country -, Guinea-Bissau held its second round of presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday 18 May.
19 May 2014
This year marks the 50th independence anniversary in Malawi and tomorrow the first-ever tripartite elections in the country will take place – an event that offers a unique opportunity to consolidate democracy in the country.
16 May 2014
Narrowing inequalities and ensuring stability could usher in new economic era for Nepal, says UNDP regional chief
Nepal could become an economic success story if it manages to consolidate its hard-won political reforms and stability and focus on equitable and inclusive growth, UNDP's regional chief for the Asia-Pacific region has told the country's leaders during a three-day visit.
08 May 2014
Six months on from Haiyan: Physical recovery progress is clear, but long-term focus should be on poverty
Six months after one of the strongest tropical storms ever recorded hit the Philippines, UNDP says that though the physical signs of recovery are impressive, much needs to be done to prevent the storm from continuing to exacerbate suffering in the country.
08 May 2014
Japanese actress and writer Misako Konno has donated 1 million yen (approximately US$ 10,200) to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help rebuild the Philippines following devastating Typhoon Haiyan.
05 May 2014
Although it is the sixth largest economy in Africa, and has abundant natural resources, Cameroon remains off track to meet most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), even though progress has been made in areas such as universal primary school education and access to water.
05 May 2014
Donors convene to coordinate recovery in the Central African Republic as UNDP steps up state-building efforts
Nations and multinational organizations today launched a new forum on the Central African Republic (CAR), aimed at helping the country recover from the current sectarian violence and resume its development efforts.
01 May 2014
Sierra Leone has unveiled a USD 217 million plan to create one million new jobs by 2018. The initiative also aims to provide access to secondary and higher education to 300,000 new students over the next three years.
28 Apr 2014
The 11th annual meeting of the UNDP Civil Society Advisory Committee concluded last week following critical discussions on the new UNDP strategic plan, UNDP’s engagement with Civil Society at national and regional levels and the challenges and opportunities of the post-2015 development framework.
24 Apr 2014
Santiago , Chile – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) Resident Representative in Chile Antonio Molpeceres and the mayor of the city of Valparaiso Jorge Castro signed a an agreement on April 23 to boost disaster risk reduction and revamp the city’s development plan, following a deadly fire that killed at least 15 people, left more than 2,900 homeless and forced mass evacuations.
23 Apr 2014
The private sector in Malawi has been given a vital boost for development following the launch of the Malawi Innovation Challenge Fund (MICF) at Ryalls Hotel in Blantyre. The function was presided over by Ms Sarah Sanyahumbi, DFID Country Head and Ms Mia Seppo, UNDP Resident Representative in Malawi.
11 Apr 2014
Voters in Guinea-Bissau head to the polls this Sunday, in a presidential and parliamentary election many hope will bring stability to the tiny West African nation.
11 Apr 2014
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the start of dialogue to ease political tensions in Venezuela and called on all actors to work towards overcoming the current challenges facing the country.
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 27 Apr 2015:Gina Casar: Speech at the Inaugural Session of “Tropical Landscapes Summit: A Global Investment Opportunity"
- 27 Apr 2015:Speech for Youth Plenary "An Intergenerational Dialogue with the Custodians of the Future At Tropical Landscapes Summit: A Global Investment Opportunity"
- 23 Apr 2015:Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening Session of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS Cluster Meeting