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Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of UNDP

The UN Development Programme today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s…

Islamic finance, a strong and scalable funding source for global development

Successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires a significant amount of financial resources, beyond traditional development financing. Innovative approaches are required to unlock new sources of…  


Small Island nations at the frontline of climate action

Climate change affects development of all nations, regardless of location or size of economy. No other group of nations is more vulnerable to its devastating effects than the Small Island Developing…  


Now is the time to help Irma-affected people get back on their feet, UNDP

The most powerful hurricane ever recorded over the Atlantic Ocean has battered several Caribbean islands, leaving Barbuda and St. Martins near “uninhabitable”, according to national authorities.…  


Sri Lanka on path to 100% renewable energy says a new joint report by UNDP and ADB

Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand by judicial use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank…  



The Equator Prize 2017 winners announced for local innovative solutions tackling poverty, environment and climate challenges

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announced today the winners of the Equator Prize 2017, recognizing 15 local and indigenous communities from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The…  


Tegegnework Gettu: Statement to the Annual Session of the UNDP Executive Board

Statement to the Annual Session of the UNDP Executive Board. New-York, May 2017  


Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy USD 1.4 trillion annually

A new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) echoes the theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day…  



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