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13 Dec 2013
Brazilian mobile payment company PagPop joins the Business Call to Action planning to reach 300,000 low-income customers
Brazilian based PagPop has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA), with plans to reach 300,000 new credit card users across Brazil in the next two years.
12 Dec 2013
Indonesia shares lessons learned on how to rebuild effectively and provide insights into managing large-scale recovery programmes.
11 Dec 2013
Today, UNDP launched the third volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience, a report compiling sustainable energy success stories from UNDP’s work in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. These stories demonstrate how sound policies, capacities and financing lead to lasting change.
09 Dec 2013
Natural resources, such as land, forests and minerals, can help create jobs, rebuild economic livelihoods and reintegrate former combatants in war-torn countries - but only if they are managed properly, says a new United Nations report
09 Dec 2013
Leading U.S based social enterprise, ClickMedix has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with plans to provide more than 1,000 community-based nurses, physicians, and health workers with mobile smartphone technologies to help them improve care for more than 1 million underserved patients.
05 Dec 2013
UNDP has allocated US$ 11 million to launch recovery programmes in typhoon-affected areas in five provinces. The cash-for-work portfolio of activities will expand to cover re-establishment of livelihoods and local economy through repairs to dwellings and municipal buildings, shops and businesses, boats and farms.
04 Dec 2013
UNDP, Landbank and mobile phone operator Smart signed an agreement today for a mobile phone money transfer system to pay those employed in emergency cash-for-work schemes in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
03 Dec 2013
New research presents solutions to meet the world’s growing food needs, while advancing economic development and environmental sustainability. The analysis finds that the world will need 70 percent more food, as measured by calories, in order to feed a global population of 9.6 billion people in 2050. It is possible to close the food gap, while creating a more productive and healthy environment through improvements in the way people produce and consume food.
30 Nov 2013
The Administrator highlighted that the report stresses that water scarcity in the region is fast reaching alarming levels, with dire consequences for human development.
27 Nov 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting local authorities in Tacloban to resume safe disposal of growing piles of municipal solid waste which has become a public health concern in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
25 Nov 2013
Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.
25 Nov 2013
Local communities started clearing rubble and medical waste, earning much needed income to get back on track after the destruction from the typhoon, while also easing access routes for humanitarian supplies.
22 Nov 2013
UN-REDD Programme receives US$ 40 million pledge from Norway to help 48 developing countries halt deforestation
At the 19th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP19) this week, the Government of Norway announced a pledge of US$ 40 million to continue support for the UN-REDD Programme. The package of funding will support a range of programmes in 2014 to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) across 48 UN-REDD partner countries, in collaboration with governments, indigenous peoples and civil society, and with the joint support of FAO, UNDP and UNEP.
21 Nov 2013
A report from four Asian countries reveals serious gaps in the legal means of protection of the rights of HIV-affected women and girls in health care settings.
18 Nov 2013
As the international community continues to transport and distribute aid to the victims of typhoon Haiyan under extremely challenging circumstances, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged US$ 5 million to help kick start the removal of some of the millions of tonnes of debris left over from the storm.
17 Nov 2013
UNDP, UNEP and the UNFCCC Secretariat launch publication on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions
A joint publication was launched today that provides governments and organizations practical approaches to conceptualize, design and implement Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), representing a valuable opportunity for developing countries to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while remaining true to their sustainable development priorities and needs.
13 Nov 2013
In the wake of the strongest tropical storm on historical record, one that has devastated vast areas of the Philippines, a grassroots initiative that is dedicated to mangrove restoration is showing the importance of healthy ecosystems and environmental integrity to disaster risk reduction.
12 Nov 2013
The most effective way to reduce citizen insecurity is by improving people’s lives, boosting inclusive economic growth and enhancing security and justice institutions, according to the Regional Human Development Report (HDR) 2013-2014.
12 Nov 2013
Patient data company PharmaSecure commits to the Business Call to Action while expanding mobile health services in India
PharmaSecure, a leading patient data company, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) to improve healthcare access for 200,000 people in India by 2015 through its specialty mobile phone application psConnect™.
12 Nov 2013
Japan today extended a US$ 16.7 million grant to the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan in support of free, fair, credible elections and a more responsive democracy.
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 28 May 2015:Helen Clark: Remarks at the UNDP Annual Meeting on the Rule of Law in Crisis and Fragile Situations
- 26 May 2015:Helen Clark: Achieving the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda-The role of the public service
- 22 May 2015:Helen Clark: Speech at the Astana Economic Forum on High-Level Plenary Session