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Commonwealth Parliamentarians plan to tackle the tobacco epidemic

Members of Parliamentary Commonwealth countries met in London for the 62nd Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference. The large international gathering was used as an opportunity to advance tobacco…  


El Niño in LAC: building capacities in disaster risk management and recovery

The 2014-2016 El Niño is considered one of the strongest in the course of the last decades. UNDP has monitored the impact of El Niño in the region and promoted actions to strengthen countries'…  


UN Development Programme’s International Center for Private Sector reviews progress to step up sustainable and inclusive development

UN Development Programme’s International Center for Private Sector in Development held its 5th Executive Council Meeting in Istanbul today, to review progress and to step up the private sector’s…  


A new OECD-UNDP report examines progress: Is development co-operation becoming more effective?

This report outlines positive results in improving the effectiveness of development co-operation, even in the face of volatility and tightening budgets resulting from global financial and economic…  


Mitigating devastating floods through building infrastructure in the Vrbas River basin

More than 305,000 people in the Vrbas River basin in Bosnia and Herzegovina are exposed to recurrent flooding and its devastating impacts. In order to mitigate flood effects within the basin, and to…  


Responding to disasters before they happen: Trainings build resilience in Myanmar’s Dry Zone

Daw Mi Mi Htun, of the Relief and Resettlement Department (RRD) in the Sagaing Region of Myanmar, used to think that the main responsibility of RRD revolved around responding to disasters and…  


Development financiers review new partnership opportunities to tap the true potential of Islamic finance to implement the SDGs

“Islamic finance instruments can be a transformative force for unlocking resources to finance the Sustainable Development Goals given the immense needs for financing the implementation of this…  


Musicians, Activists and Politicians Kick- off NYC Climate Week

UNDP, together with Pathway to Paris and 350.org, held a special concert yesterday at City Winery in New York City. The concert, timed to coincide with both the start of NYC Climate Week and the UN…  


Social Good Summit Partners Announce New Speakers Headlined by Vice President Joe Biden

The 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…  

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