COP21 Paris climate change conferenceAt COP21 in Paris in December 2015, the world will meet to negotiate a new climate change agreement. A universal agreement that covers all countries, developed and developing, the COP21 climate deal will serve as the starting point for a long-term effort to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2°C (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).
Resilience Development Forum (RDF)The Resilience Development Forum (RDF) will be held in Jordan on 8-9 November 2015. The RDF's goal is to create a fundamental shift in the way the international community is responding to the continuing crisis in Syria and the surrounding region.
6-8 May: Social Inclusion of Women - From Beijing to Post-2015UNDP, with UN Women and the Government of Argentina, will convene a Global Conference entitled “Women and Social Inclusion: From Beijing to Post-2015,” as part of a year-long series of events commemorating the twentieth Anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action(BPfA).
14-18 March: World Conference on Disaster Risk ReductionThe 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction takes place from 14 to 18 March in Sendai, Japan. UNDP has been engaged with partners and Member States in the development of a Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction - a successor to the Hyogo Framework for Action - that will be launched at the Conference.
1 - 12 December: UN Climate Change Conference, LimaThe 20th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP20) and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (CMP10) will be hosted by the Government of Peru, in Lima, Peru.
2 December: #GivingTuesdayUNDP is taking #GivingTuesday global again this year, join us to celebrate volunteerism and giving back to your community.
23 September: United Nations Climate SummitUN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to the Climate Summit 2014 on 23 September to galvanize and catalyze climate action.
2014 Human Development Report (HDI)Entitled 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience', the 2014 Human Development Report provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. The report also contains the 2014 Human Development Index (HDI)
6 April: Twenty years after the genocide, a transformed RwandaTwenty years ago, nearly a million women, men and children were killed over the course of 100 days during the Rwandan genocide. Rwanda is now a thriving nation. In 2000, the government introduced its Vision 2020, which seeks to transform the country from a low-income agriculture-based economy to a knowledge-based, service economy by 2020.
9 April: India +SocialGoodThe India+Social Good Summit is tied to the annual Social Good Summit that takes place during UN Week in New York City. It highlights social issues and challenges and explores how innovation and new technology can help improve people’s lives in the world’s largest democracy. In keeping with the goals of the Social Good Summit to open the conversation to everyone, everywhere, the event will be live-streamed to a worldwide audience.
4 April: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine ActionThe vision of the United Nations is a world free of the threat of landmines and explosive remnants of war, where individuals and communities live in a safe environment conducive to development and where the needs of victims are met. Today, on International Mine Awareness Day, take a look at some of UNDP's efforts to achieve that vision.
Syria Crisis - Beyond the BordersWith the crisis in Syria now entering its fourth year, the devastating cost in human suffering shows no clear sign of abating. In addition to the tragic loss of life, the crisis has set Syria’s development back an estimated 35 years, a legacy which may require decades to reverse.
8 March: Focus on WomenThis year’s theme for International Women's Day, “Equality for women is progress for all” emphasizes how gender equality, empowerment of women, women’s full enjoyment of human rights and the eradication of poverty are essential to economic and social development. It also stresses the vital role of women as agents of development.