• UNDP and SPARK launch agri-business project in YemenOct 1, 2015The U.N. Development Programme (UNDP) and SPARK – an organization that educates and empowers young people in societies affected by conflict – have launched a project that aims to enhance economic opportunities, as well as food security, for over 1,900 people in the governorate of Taizz, in the Yemeni highlands.

  • Global Goals flag raised across the world, from the North Pole to the Global SouthSep 24, 2015What links places as remote as the North Pole, a mountain village in Nepal and an underwater reef off the small island of Formentera in the deep blue Mediterranean? The answer is a multicolored flag bearing the icons of the 17 new Sustainable Development Goals that is being hoisted around the world, in some of the most remote and difficult to reach places, in an effort to spur action on the huge challenges facing humanity and our planet.

  • Running health facilities on solar panels in remote rural ZambiaSep 24, 2015According to a World Health Organization study covering over 4,000 clinics and hospitals, about one in four health facilities in 11 countries in sub-Saharan Africa had no access to electricity in 2013, and most facilities with access had an unreliable supply. Diesel generators have traditionally powered off-grid facilities and also served as back-up power sources in grid-connected health facilities. But these struggle with both high fuel costs and unreliable fuel delivery.

  • Sweden continues commitment to support UNDP by pledging $58.6m for 2015Sep 3, 2015The Swedish Government announced its continued commitment to the United Nations Development Programme by making a 2015 core contribution of $58.6m, or 495m Swedish Kroner, to help UNDP support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and fulfill its coordination role for the UN system.

  • Without credible elections peacebuilding activities cannot take placeSep 3, 2015Credible and inclusive elections are at the core of UNDP’s electoral assistance and a main strategy in the UN’s efforts to prevent electoral violence and conflict, a UNDP Executive Board Side Event heard today.

  • Youth project provides jobs to displaced people in YemenSep 2, 2015A community based project in Yemen provides jobs to displaced young people to help create awareness around water and sanitation.

  • Satellite images show scale of destruction in YemenSep 2, 2015Satellite images released by UNDP and UNOSAT-UNITAR show the recent destruction of markets, buildings, roads and bridges, as well as private homes and businesses, as a result of the ongoing fighting in Yemen.

  • Young peacebuilders demand central role in global peace effortsAug 22, 2015Over 200 young peacebuilders from more than 100 countries gathered in Amman to call upon the international community to partner with young people in global efforts to build peace.

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