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  • 02 Oct 2012
    Biodiversity: Delivering results in Europe and the CIS

    UNDP's publication 'Biodiversity: Delivering Results in Europe and the CIS' presents some of the outcomes of Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded work managed by UNDP in Europe and the CIS that aims to conserve biodiversity.

  • 01 Oct 2012
    UNDP ranks in top 10 for transparency

    Publish What You Fund ranked UNDP in the top 10 among 72 organizations in its 2012 Aid Transparency Index, noting that the UN’s lead development agency is an original International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) signatory.

  • 28 Sep 2012
    UNDP and League of Arab States Join Hands for Development in the Arab Region

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the League of Arab States signed today a cooperation agreement, creating a framework for joint work in support of human development across the Arab region.

  • 28 Sep 2012
    United Nations and partners commit to building disaster resilience

    UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, convened a meeting of donors and other partners this week alongside the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark, to commit to providing greater support for countries to prepare for and recover from disasters.

  • 27 Sep 2012
    Empowering women is key to building a future we want, Nobel laureate says

    Empowering women and girls with more choices and more freedoms is crucial to achieving a better future for all, Amartya Sen, Nobel laureate and a founder of UNDP’s Human Development Index, said Thursday.

  • 26 Sep 2012
    Norway and UNDP reaffirm strategic partnership

    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark has met with Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg and Minister of Development Cooperation Heikki Holmaas in the wings of the UN General Assembly and thanked them for Norway’s strong partnership with UNDP.

  • 26 Sep 2012
    Football unites international community in campaign to end violence against women

    Top officials, staff and ambassadors to the United Nations took time out during the UN General Assembly today to play a friendly football match against a team assembled by the President of Bolivia Evo Morales.

  • 26 Sep 2012
    Effectiveness, coherence and results at the heart of Sweden-UNDP Partnership

    Realizing an inclusive consultation process for the post-2015 human development agenda, UN coordination and development effectiveness were three issues highlighted at a meeting today between Swedish Minister of Development Gunilla Carlsson and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    UNDP thanks Canadian Government

    Canada’s Minister of International Cooperation Julian Fantino and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark met today in the wings of the UN General Assembly to discuss ongoing cooperation and issues of common concern.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    Recognition for sustained partnership between France and UNDP

    With a decades-long history of cooperation between France and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), French Minister for Development Pascal Canfin and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark met today to discuss forthcoming strategic priorities.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    Social Good Summit sparks record-setting global conversation on the power of technology and social media to solve the world’s greatest challenges

    This year’s Social Good Summit sparked a record-setting global conversation on using social media and technology to advance human development.

  • 25 Sep 2012
    UK leadership vital to international development agenda

    oint engagement on disaster resilience and development aid effectiveness were two aspects of the partnership between the United Kingdom and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) highlighted at a meeting today between UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening and UNDP Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    UN Chief seeks to boost efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today announced the appointment of a new United Nations envoy to spearhead efforts to achieve sustainable energy for all, as well as other arrangements that will not only help transform the world’s energy systems but also the lives of billions of people.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    Haitian Prime Minister and NGO representatives, including Sean Penn, outline a new roadmap for Haiti

    Haitian Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and more than 50 national and international non-governmental organisation (NGO) representatives—including actor, director and activist Sean Penn—defined today a new roadmap to better coordinate the transition from Haiti’s humanitarian to a long-term development phase, with increased accountability and transparency.

  • 24 Sep 2012
    EU partners with UN to boost impact

    Assistance for the crises in the Sahel and the Horn of Africa, and stimulating ongoing action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, were high on the agenda at a meeting today between European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.

  • 23 Sep 2012
    UNDP, Liberian President join efforts to support market women

    The United Nations Development Programme and a fund that is working to boost the livelihoods of women farmers, traders and wholesalers in Liberia, have unveiled a new video documentary to inspire efforts to support similar women’s groups across the African continent.

  • 21 Sep 2012
    Famous Iraqi musician returns to Baghdad for peace concert

    More than 2,000 people from every corner of Iraq came to Baghdad last week to hear world-famous Iraqi musician Nasseer Shamma mark International Day of Peace at a concert jointly organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Iraqi Ministry of Culture.

  • 21 Sep 2012
    UNDP and the United Nations General Assembly - 2012

    As world leaders convene in New York for the 67th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to tackle major global issues such as poverty and hunger, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be involved in a series of key events on issues ranging from sustainable development to Rule of Law in an effort to promote the acceleration of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 20 Sep 2012
    Joint partnership means 10,000 police will receive HIV stigma prevention education

    As many as 10,000 junior Thai police officers per year will soon receive education on HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination due to a new partnership signed by the Royal Thai Police, UNDP, the Foundation for AIDS Rights and the Department of Rights Protection of Ministry of Justice.

  • 18 Sep 2012
    Inclusive social contract is key to creating lasting systems in crisis, post-crisis countries, UNDP expert says

    Broad national consultations play a key role in establishing governance and rule-of-law systems that will endure in countries emerging from conflicts and crises, according to a senior UN Development Programme (UNDP) expert.