World Malaria Day 2017: millions of bednets reach remote and high-risk areas of Chad as rainy season looms
Apr 25, 2017
13 million people will soon receive long-lasting insecticide treated bednets in some of the hardest to reach and conflict-affected regions of Chad. As regional insecurity continues to affect population movements in the country, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) launched the massive distribution campaign to help reach the most vulnerable.
UNDP calls for increased support for resilience in Yemen
Apr 24, 2017
As the international community convenes for a pledging conference on Yemen, UNDP urges strong support to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen. More than two years of war have left nearly 19 million people in need of humanitarian or protection assistance and displaced 3.3 million people. Across the country, 17 million people are currently food insecure, including seven million who are facing starvation.
Snow storm blasts Moldova: UN provides essential equipment as hundreds of villages without electricity
Apr 22, 2017
Around 400 villages in Moldova were without electricity over the weekend after a freak snowstorm pummeled the country, causing widespread disruptions and injuries and prompting the City Council to declare a state of emergency in the capital.
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator
Apr 19, 2017
The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.
Tribute to Helen Clark – leaves UNDP after eight years as Administrator
Apr 19, 2017
The following is a statement on behalf of President of the UNDP Executive Board, Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN, on the departure of Helen Clark as Administrator of UNDP.
Government of Iraq and UNDP initiate 202 projects to accelerate the stabilization of Mosul
Apr 19, 2017
Building on dozens of projects already underway, the Government of Iraq today authorized UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) to initiate 202 more projects to accelerate the immediate stabilization of Mosul and greater Ninewa Governorate.
Secretary-General nominates Achim Steiner of Germany as Administrator of United Nations Development Programme
Apr 18, 2017
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, following consultations with the Executive Board of UNDP, wrote to the President of the General Assembly requesting the General Assembly to confirm Achim Steiner of Germany as the new Administrator of UNDP for a term of four years.
More than two million Liberians register to vote, almost half are women
Apr 12, 2017
Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half of those registered are women.
Social and economic costs of Zika could reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean
Apr 6, 2017
The socio-economic cost of the recent spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean will total an estimated US$7-18 billion between 2015 and 2017, according to an impact assessment launched today by UNDP, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk, as Brussels Syria Conference set to open
Apr 4, 2017
The primary regional appeal and strategy calls for $4.63bn to continue delivering vital protection and assistance for refugees and host communities. To date – only $433m of the amount requested has been received, just 9% of what is needed.