Social Good Summit Partners Announce New Speakers Headlined by Vice President Joe BidenAug 30, 2016The annual Social Good Summit, a unique convening of world leaders, new media and technology experts, grassroots activists and voices from around the world, today announced a slate of new speakers headlined by a talk from Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.
TICAD VI ends with Africa and Japan 3-year plan for continued engagementAug 29, 2016The Nairobi Declaration sets out a three-year plan to promote structural economic transformation, resilient healthcare systems and social stability for shared prosperity.
UNDP Administrator visits communities impacted by Kenya-Ethiopia cross-border peace initiativeAug 25, 2016Helen Clark visited Marsabit and spoke with the communities there who hope there will be no return to the conflicts which had such an impact on the well-being of mothers, children, and young people.
Representatives from 29 countries gather to discuss coordinated climate actionJul 19, 2016Government ministers and delegates from 29 countries across Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia attended a workshop to share their National Adaptation Plans and to address regional climate change challenges.
Strengthening the Rule of Law vital to sustain peace and foster developmentJun 29, 2016“Advancing the rule of law and sustaining peace is most likely to be achieved when national, international and UN partners work closely together,” stated Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator delivering her key note remarks at the opening of the Rule of Law Annual event in New York today. “Placing people at the center of justice and security reforms and working towards the goals of national partners are crucial for successfully establishing the rule of law and access to justice,” she further added.
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.
Latest speeches and statements
- 28 Aug 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at TICAD VI- Promoting Structural Economic Transformation through Economic Diversification and Industrialization
- 28 Aug 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at TICAD VI - Reporting back on Thematic Session 1: Promoting Structural Economic Transformation through Economic Diversification and Industrialization
- 28 Aug 2016:Helen Clark: Keynote Address at Launch of Africa Regional Human Development Report 2016