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09 Aug 2013
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples is commemorated on 9 August to promote and endorse the rights enshrined in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP).
31 Jul 2013
Social Good Summit 2013 announces new speakers, first group of “keynote listeners,” and Massive-Open-Online-Course
Al Gore, Amina Mohammed, Michael Elliott, Doug Rushkoff, Liba Rubenstein, Neil Blumenthal, Anthony Lake, Barbara Bush, Rajesh Mirchandani among leaders and innovators joining the #2030NOW global conversation September 22-24
11 Jul 2013
More than 20 social development ministers from Latin America gathered at the United Nations headquarters today to discuss how to move beyond poverty reduction to further reduce inequality and address demands from the region’s rising middle class, such as better public services and more accountability.
09 Jul 2013
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark spoke today at Activate summit in London about the links between technology and digital media and the next development agenda.
08 Jul 2013
A global coalition of experts called this week for a broader response to malaria and expanded work to address the social and environmental factors that perpetuate it, saying the disease impedes efforts to tackle poverty and advance both economic and human development.
08 Jul 2013
The message was clear from more than 20 Arab think tanks who gathered at a regional forum in Amman (2-4 July 2013) organized by UNDP and the Foundation for the Future: think tanks see a clear role for themselves in strengthening democratic governance in the region, and need to be independent, better linked to civil society and able to provide reliable and high quality data and analysis.
01 Jul 2013
With some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) already met, more targets are within reach by the 2015 target date, while challenges to achieving others must be urgently addressed, according to a new report launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
01 Jul 2013
From September 22-24, the fourth annual Social Good Summit – a unique convening of world leaders, technology pioneers and grassroots innovators – will explore how today’s use of digital technology for social good can build a better future.
27 Jun 2013
In new video, UN Secretary-General hails post-2015 agenda as most inclusive global development process
In a new video, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calls the engagement of more than 750,000 people from 194 countries in setting a new global development agenda “a historic effort for a historic policy-making process.”
27 Jun 2013
The Government of Japan and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) today launched the second phase of a major biodiversity and sustainable development partnership, and announced new projects in ten countries.
26 Jun 2013
New York/Manila - Philippines-based Hapinoy has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to further expand its model Health Hub, a programme that gives low-income neighbourhoods access to a range of healthcare initiatives.
24 Jun 2013
The first anniversary of the United Nations-Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, has been marked today with the launch of its legacy: an international centre of excellence in sustainable development policy and practice in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
12 Jun 2013
New York - The United Nation's Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) has launched a new phase of operations to meet growing demand from Member States for assistance in implementing measures that can reduce poverty, while promoting the sustainable use of natural resources and a healthy environment.
07 Jun 2013
New York/Geneva - US$60 million needed to step up United Nations Development Programme emergency livelihoods response in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.
07 Jun 2013
Efforts to protect development from the impacts of climate change must be supported in Africa. This was the rationale behind the creation of UNDP’s Africa Adaptation Programme (AAP), and it was a sentiment voiced by senior officials from Africa, Japan and the UN at a TICAD V side-event on the AAP’s achievements.
07 Jun 2013
UN agencies and partners launch largest ever humanitarian appeal for Syrians: US$4.4 billion needed for emergency aid for 2013
The UN appealed today for an additional US$3.1 billion to meet growing humanitarian needs in Syria and among refugees in the surrounding region this year. The total requirements for the whole of 2013 are $4.4 billion.
06 Jun 2013
Nay Pyi Taw – Ending poverty is Myanmar’s biggest challenge going forward, but the South-east Asian country’s progress is inevitable, UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark said today.
05 Jun 2013
Some 500,000 children are expected to gain access to early childhood education in low-income areas of Brazil following a commitment by PUPA to the Business Call to Action (BCtA). The educational company has also pledged to employ 2,000 low income women as part of its micro-franchise network, leading also to quality early childhood development for over 500,000 low income children in Brazil by 2017.
05 Jun 2013
The first World Indigenous Network (WIN) meeting recently concluded in Darwin, Australia, from 26-31 May 2013 bringing together indigenous land and sea managers from around the world. UNDP and UNEP were present at the gathering to jointly launch a new toolkit designed to assist civil society-led initiatives to voluntarily conserve Indigenous Peoples’ and Community Conserved Territories and Areas (ICCAs).
03 Jun 2013
Yokohama - As the Tokyo International Conference for African Development (TICAD V) drew to a close, leaders from 50 African countries and international partners vowed to work hand in hand to deliver quality growth and sustainable development to Africa.
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 31 Oct 2014:Helen Clark: Remarks at the launch of “Towards a Global Partnership for Development: The UN and Mexico’s South-South Cooperation”
- 30 Oct 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at the 7th Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
- 28 Oct 2014:Gina Casar: Statement at the Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region