2015

2014

December

  • 1 - 12 December: UN Climate Change Conference, Lima1 - 12 December: UN Climate Change Conference, LimaDec 9, 2014
    The 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: #GivingTuesday2 December: #GivingTuesdayDec 2, 2014
    UNDP is taking #GivingTuesday global again this year, join us to celebrate volunteerism and giving back to your community.

October

September

  • 1 - 4 September: UN Conference on Small Island Developing States1 - 4 September: UN Conference on Small Island Developing StatesJan 16, 2015
    The Third United Nations Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) is taking place from September 1-4 in Apia, Samoa. SIDS are some of the countries on the frontline in the global fight against human-induced climate change.

  • 23 September: United Nations Climate Summit23 September: United Nations Climate SummitSep 23, 2014
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has invited world leaders, from government, finance, business, and civil society to Climate Summit 2014 this 23 September to galvanize and catalyze climate action.

July

  • 2014 Human Development Report (HDI)2014 Human Development Report (HDI)Jul 24, 2014
    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)

June

  • 5 June: World Environment Day 20145 June: World Environment Day 2014Jun 5, 2014
    This year the focus is on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and their particular vulnerability to the effects of climate change.

April

  • 6 April: Twenty years after the genocide, a transformed Rwanda 6 April: Twenty years after the genocide, a transformed Rwanda Apr 7, 2014
    Twenty 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 +SocialGood9 April: India +SocialGoodApr 9, 2014
    The 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 Action4 April: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine ActionApr 4, 2014
    The 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.

March

  • 8 March: Focus on Women8 March: Focus on WomenMar 8, 2014
    This 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.

  • Syria Crisis - Beyond the BordersSyria Crisis - Beyond the BordersApr 3, 2014
    With 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.