UNDP and Switzerland sign US$13.9 million agreement to address crisis and its root causesMay 23, 2016UNDP and Switzerland sign today at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul a US$ 13.9 million (CHF 13.8 million) agreement to strengthen their partnership to prevent conflict, address systemic fragility and deliver effective crisis response.
Philanthropy must shift to invest more in disaster preventionMay 23, 2016Philanthropy groups must be a part of the global shift towards ending humanitarian need by investing significantly more in disaster prevention, a new report finds.
Africa: economic transformation hinges on unlocking potential of cities, says the African Economic Outlook 2016May 23, 2016With two-thirds of Africans expected to live in cities by 2050, how Africa urbanises will be critical to the continent’s future growth and development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2016.
World Humanitarian Summit: Growing crises need development answersMay 20, 2016Development is a key part of the solution to the unprecedented humanitarian crises the world currently faces, said the UNDP.
UNDP and Islamic Development Bank Sign Partnership to Support the Sustainable Development GoalsMay 18, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDBG) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today, to strengthen the collaboration between the two leading development institutions, to support the effective implementation and achievement of the SDGs.
UNDP assesses new damages in aftershock-struck areas in EcuadorMay 18, 2016UNDP is monitoring the coastal area of Ecuador after a 6.7-magnitude aftershock struck near where the country's worst earthquake in decades hit just a month ago.
UNDP signs MoU with Peking University Centre for New Structural EconomicsMay 18, 2016The Peking University Centre for New Structural Economics (CNSE) and UNDP today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a strategic partnership in promoting economic structural transformation in Africa and beyond, at the ‘Economic Transformation and South-South Cooperation’ event.
More than 20 Latin superstars perform in Miami for Ecuador earthquake survivorsMay 12, 2016For the first time ever, more than 20 Latin music artists gathered in Miami to perform in a star-studded benefit concert to support the earthquake-affected in Ecuador.
UNDP’s Helen Clark to provide keynote speech during IsDB Governors’ ForumMay 8, 2016UNDP Administrator Helen Clark will provide a keynote speech during the Islamic Development Bank’s (IsDB) Governors’ Forum. The Forum will take place on 18 May 2016, during the IsDB Annual Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia (15-19 May 2016).
Miami to host star-studded benefit concert to aid victims of Ecuador earthquakeMay 3, 2016Some of the biggest stars in Latin music will perform in a benefit concert in Miami in an unprecedented response to the devastating earthquake that struck Ecuador last month.
Latest speeches and statements
- 23 May 2016:Helen Clark: Closing remarks at the World Humanitarian Summit Side Event on Strengthening the Humanitarian-Development Nexus: Collaborative Approaches for Finding Solutions for Forcibly Displaced Persons
- 23 May 2016:Helen Clark: Talking points at High Level Leaders Roundtable: Changing People’s Lives from Delivering Aid to Ending Need
- 23 May 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at the Countering Radicalization, Recovering from Crisis and Fostering Stability in the Sahel: Mali’s case side event