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Member states announce contributions at 2017 UN Pledging Conference

The 2017 UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities was held on 6 November 2017. UNDP is grateful for the specific pledges made by Norway, India, Luxembourg, Russian Federation, Thailand,…  


Dominicans assess building damages after hurricane with private sector and civil society partnerships

Around 100 Dominicans—nearly half of them women—are beginning to assess building damages today after completing a three-day training session led by Dominica’s Ministry of Housing, with technical…  


Government of China supports Caribbean countries to build back better after hurricanes

As governments in several Caribbean countries start rebuilding key infrastructure, housing and communities after hurricanes Maria and Irma hit several island nations a month ago, the Government of the…  


Post-hurricane needs assessment kicks off in Dominica

Following the colossal category 5 hurricane that decimated the Caribbean island nation of Dominica on 18 September a UN-wide Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) kicks off today, led by a senior UNDP…  


UNDP and Business for Peace Foundation seek nominees for 2018 Business for Peace Award

UNDP and the Business for Peace Foundation seek nominations for next year’s Business for Peace Awards. Every May, at the Oslo City Hall, outstanding business leaders who have achieved commercial…  


UNDP and FIRST to host third annual Cybersecurity for Developing Nations Conference

The third annual Cybersecurity for Developing Nations Conference and FIRST Technical Colloquium (TC) is one of the premier conferences in the world of international development. Sponsored by the…  


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…  


Government of Honduras to support sustainable development globally through expanded South-South cooperation with the United Nations

The Government of Honduras, the United Nations Country Team in Honduras and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) today signed an innovative new partnership agreement that…  


Gabon commits to protect its forests, gets funds to reduce emissions by 50%

Today the Government of Gabon and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) signed a Letter of Intent for 18 million US dollars to protect the country’s forests and accelerate the fight against…  


Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme

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

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