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24 Apr 2015
Brazil and UNDP announce the first "World Games of Indigenous Peoples" during the UN Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York
For the first time in history, nearly 50 ethnic groups from all regions will gather in October to celebrate their traditional sports, culture and diversity
22 Apr 2015
Continued violence in the Central African Republic, combined with the rise of Boko Haram in Nigeria and neighboring countries may delay development for years to come.
21 Apr 2015
Post-2015 agenda much larger than aid from developed to developing countries, says UNDP’s Policy Head
A two-day high-level meeting on financing for sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda brought together experts from global financial institutions and development agencies, including UNDP. The annual meeting organized by the UN Economic and Social Council included a thematic debate on the renewed global partnership for development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda.
16 Apr 2015
Freetown, Sierra Leone - Hundreds of hard-to-reach communities now get anti-Ebola advice, education and independent news, as a satellite link from the United Nations Development Programme boosts the reach of Sierra Leone's sole, free radio network.
09 Apr 2015
The strong political will of Africa’s leaders is needed to ensure increased and sustained financing for social protection initiatives, if the continent is to lift millions of people out of poverty and onto the path to prosperity.
07 Apr 2015
The newly released Asian Development Outlook 2015 report– ”Financing Asia’s Future Growth” analyses the trends and challenges of financing for the Asia-Pacific region, which is extremely timely and relevant for the broader ongoing inter-governmental discussion, both on Financing for Development and on post-2015 Development Agenda.
03 Apr 2015
Rosarr, Sierra Leone - In her small, rural village, 18 year-old Isatu Sesay has fought through tragedy to support herself and her two brothers.
31 Mar 2015
With the help of UNDP, Liberian expatriates will return to pass on their expertise and experience.
30 Mar 2015
UNDP to make case for resilience at Third International Pledging Conference for Syria Crisis, in Kuwait
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark will participate in the Third International Pledging Conference for Syria on 31 March in Kuwait City, Kuwait.
27 Mar 2015
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) report, States of Fragility 2015: Meeting Post-2015 Ambitions, stresses the importance of recognizing the link between fragility and poverty. According to the report, 43 per cent of people living in the 50 most fragile states live on less than US$1.25 per day, and this figure could rise to 62 per cent by 2030, if efforts are not taken to address shocks and vulnerabilities in fragile states. UNDP and New York University’s Center for International Cooperation co-hosted the report’s launch.
24 Mar 2015
The Vanuatu Government, along with the UN and other development partners, launched a Flash Appeal today for financial aid to help people and communities devastated by Cyclone Pam.
24 Mar 2015
The sectarian violence that dramatically increased in much of Iraq in 2014 has displaced more than 2.5 million people. This, combined with the quarter of a million refugees fleeing to northern Iraq from the conflict in Syria, have put a great strain on a health system that had been making modest progress in its recovery from the prolonged crisis of the past decade.
24 Mar 2015
African women Members of Parliament see political will, financing and enhancing education opportunities as some of the ways to increase the participation of women in the political sphere.
22 Mar 2015
The world marked World Water Day with UNDP leading coordination for UN-Water.
17 Mar 2015
Making the new sustainable development agenda a reality will require new dynamics by all partners to deliver results
Expected to be adopted in September, the post-2015 development agenda, will seek to reinforce commitment to achieve all MDGs as well as break new ground with goals on inequalities, economic growth, decent jobs, energy, climate change, sustainable consumption and production, peace and justice, among others. All of these goals are be proposed as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
05 Mar 2015
Working with small island developing states in the Caribbean, UNDP and partners are undertaking measures to ensure that warning information on potential and impending disasters is fast, reliable and effective.
05 Mar 2015
Rwanda is susceptible to a wide range of disaster threats, including floods, droughts, strong storms and volcanic eruptions. In the past two decades, some 2 million people have been affected by these and other climate-induced hazards.
03 Mar 2015
UNDP, the Governments of Tajikistan, Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed off today on a new, two and half year project that will see 160,000 people benefit from a safer, better run border.
02 Mar 2015
Kyiv - Ukraine - To better respond to the growing need to record human rights violations in the east of Ukraine, the UN Development Programme (UNDP) is supporting a number of civic human rights monitors and investigators to ensure that human rights are upheld and violations are accounted for.
27 Feb 2015
Kyiv - The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has distributed vital humanitarian aid to over 80,000 of the most vulnerable people affected by the ongoing conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 23 Apr 2015:Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening Session of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS Cluster Meeting
- 22 Apr 2015:Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening Ceremony of the Energy Efficiency Incubation Centre
- 20 Apr 2015:Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Statement delivered at ECOSOC high-level meeting with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD-Thematic debate on “Renewed global partnership for development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda”