UNDP Around the world

  • 27-28 August: TICAD VI, Tokyo International Conference on African Development

    The sixth Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD VI) which will be held in Nairobi on 27 and 28 August 2016 is expected to draw more than 6000 participants from governments, international organizations, civil society and private sector organizations.

  • 7-18 November: COP22 climate conference

    COP22 will focus on negotiating key elements, such as the rulebook for taking action under the Paris Agreement, and scaling up the technical, financial and capacity building support that will facilitate action at the country level.

  • 24 February: UNDP 50th Anniversary

    Early in 1966, United Nations leaders fighting poverty came together to form UNDP. Since that time, we’ve played a transformational role in reducing poverty, empowering women, creating jobs, protecting the environment, and lots more in the nearly 170 countries where we work.

  • Paris climate agreement signing ceremony

    More than 165 countries signed the historic climate change agreement at a signing ceremony hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Earth Day, 22 April.

  • 23-24 May: World Humanitarian Summit

    The summit brings together governments, humanitarian organizations, people affected by humanitarian crises, and new partners to propose solutions to our most pressing challenges and set an agenda to keep humanitarian action fit for the future.

  • 3 March: Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a global, 24-hour event spanning three cities around the world. It will catalyze fresh debate on the economic and human costs of discrimination against the LGBT community.

  • COP21 Paris climate change conference

    At 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).

  • 27 September 2015: #Generation2030 Role of Youth in Implementation and Monitoring of the SDGs

    On 27 September, during the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, UNDP will be co-hosting a youth-led High Level Event focusing on the Role of Youth in the Implementation and Monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • 26 September 2015: Special High-level Event - Localizing the SDGs Through New Rural Communities

    H.E. Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea, during this event, will highlight the importance of translating the SDGs into national agendas through learning and scaling-up successful rural and local development initiatives.

  • Human Development Report 2015

    The 2015 Human Development Report ‘Work for Human Development’ examines the links, both positive and negative, between work and human development in a rapidly changing world of work.

  • 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.

  • 17 October : International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    The theme of International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2015 is “Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination”.

  • 13-16 July: Third International Conference on Financing for Development

    In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, high-level political representatives will adopt an international agreement setting out how the post-2015 sustainable development agenda will be financed.

  • 6-8 May: Social Inclusion of Women - From Beijing to Post-2015

    UNDP, 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 Reduction

    The 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.