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Celebrities put spotlight on climate action at Carnegie Hall concert

A star-studded ensemble performance led by legendary singer-songwriter Patti Smith of her hit song ‘People Have the Power’ had the crowd on their feet…

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Women Have the Right to ‘Freedom from Fear’, say UN Officials

Senior UN officials are calling for an end to violence against women and an end to impunity for sexual abuse.  


Germany signs new 4 million euro agreement to support Peace and Development

The Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany signed a new agreement to support the “Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention”. The contribution…  


Leaving no one behind: UNDP/UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities

UNDP and UNV hosted an engagement and partnership meeting for the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities at UNV headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Some 70 participants took…  



Global Women’s Leadership Index launched

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development offers an unprecedented opportunity for societies to ensure that women have equal access to lead public institutions on the path to transformative change.…  


Caribbean can only 'build back better' with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad…  


Global platform for New York Declaration on Forests launched

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announces the launch of a Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests (“NYDF Platform”), at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.…  


EU supports UN-led Connecting Business initiative to help private sector address crises, complex emergencies

The European Union (EU) has announced it will provide EUR450,000 (approx. US$530,000) through its Enhanced Response Capacity to the new UN-led Connecting Business initiative (CBi), which helps…  


Germany and UNDP join forces for Integrated Regional Stabilization of the Lake Chad Basin region

Germany and UNDP supports efforts of countries in the Lake Chad Basin as they work across the humanitarian-development nexus, further sustainable recovery efforts, ensure the return of internally…  


Mauritius accelerates towards a low-carbon economy

The Republic of Mauritius has launched a US$191 million project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The project aims to reduce fossil fuel…  

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