2014

October

September

  • 23 September: United Nations Climate Summit

    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.

  • 1 - 4 September: UN Conference on Small Island Developing States

    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.

July

  • 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)

June

April

  • 9 April: India +SocialGood

    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.

  • 6 April: Twenty years after the genocide, a transformed Rwanda

    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.

  • 4 April: International Day of Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

    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

  • Syria Crisis - Beyond the Borders

    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.

  • 8 March: Focus on Women

    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.

2013

December

  • 3 December: Giving Tuesday

    UNDP joined the #GivingTuesday campaign for the first time, adding a global dimension to this powerful day of volunteerism and philanthropy.

October

September

May

April

  • 4 April: International Mine Action Day

    United Nations mine action programmes make an invaluable contribution to post-conflict recovery, humanitarian relief efforts, peace operations and development initiatives.

March

  • 2013 Human Development Report Launch

    The next Human Development Report – “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World” – will be published in March 2013. The 2013 Human Development Report will examine the profound shift in global dynamics that is being driven by the fast-rising powers of the developing world - and the implications of this phenomenon for human development.

  • 8 March: International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day 2013 focuses on action needed to end violence against women.

February

  • 27-28 February: Making the MDGs work

    The Global MDG Conference (GMC) will be held in Bogota, Colombia, from 27 to 28 February 2013, with over 100 participants from about 40 countries. The GMC brings together partners who have played a crucial role in turning the global MDG agenda into a force for human development at national and sub-national levels.

2012

December

  • 1 December: World Aids Day

    World AIDS Day is held on 1 December every year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and remember that challenges to achieve a world without AIDS still persist and that, together, we can overcome those challenges.

October

  • 17 October : International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    Extreme poverty destroys the lives and spirit of people; it kills more children, young persons, and adults than any war. Every day, people living in extreme poverty are challenged and threatened by lack of food, shelter and access to essential services.

  • 13 October: International Day for Disaster Reduction

    In the last decade, almost one million people have been killed by disasters and more than one trillion dollars have been lost. Yet only 1% of international aid is spent to minimise the impact of these disasters.

September

  • 22 - 24 September: Global Social Good Summit 2012

    Thousands of innovative technologists, influential minds and passionate activists will debate solutions to global challenges at the Social Good Summit — an in-person and online gathering to discuss the power of digital media and technology to change our world.

August

June

  • 20-22 June: Rio+20 Sustainable Development Summit

    The 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, or “Rio+20” is a forum on how to make sustainable development a reality for seven billion people today, and to define the future we want for nine billion by 2050.

April

  • 4 April: International Mine Action Day

    United Nations mine action programmes make an invaluable contribution to post-conflict recovery, humanitarian relief efforts, peace operations and development initiatives.

March

  • 8 March: International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day 2012 focuses on the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenges.

February

2011

December

  • 9 December: International Anti-Corruption Day

    On December 9th, the world celebrated International Anti-Corruption Day. It is the day designated by the UN General Assembly to raise awareness about the costs of corruption and serve as a powerful “call to action” to implement the provisions of the UN Convention Against Corruption (UNCAC) and eradicate corruption.

November

  • 29 Nov - 1 Dec : 4th International Forum on Aid Effectiveness

    From 29 November to 1 December 2011, approximately 2000 development partners will meet at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness in Busan, Republic of Korea, to review global progress in improving the impact and effectiveness of aid.

  • 10-12 November : Africa Civil Society and Governance Assessments Forum

    The Africa Civil Society and Governance Assessments Forum will be held in Dakar from 10-12 November 2011. The three-day forum is convened by the UNDP Partnerships Bureau/Civil Society Division, the Bureau for Development Policy/Oslo Governance Centre and the Regional Bureau of Africa, with support from the UNDP-France Trust Fund.

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