Partnership to help airports respond to natural disasters expanded
Dec 6, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and global logistics company Deutsche Post DHL agreed to extend & expand their Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) partnership for an additional three years, until December 2019. Magdy Martínez-Solimán, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, met today with Christof Ehrhart, Head of Corporate Communications & Corporate Responsibility and Executive Vice President at Deutsche Post DHL Group, to formally sign the agreement.
Stars gather in New York to celebrate 50 years of critical work by United Nations Development Programme
Dec 5, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme celebrated 50 years at the frontline of development and its leading role in realising the Global Goals by 2030 with a star-studded gala featuring a musical performance from Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir.
New appeal seeks continued support for Syrian refugees and countries hosting them
Dec 5, 2016
With the conflict in Syria well into its sixth year and with little progress on the political front, United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.69 billion in new funding to continue vital work over the next two years. The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together more than 240 partners in a coordinated, region-wide response to assist 9.3 million people in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - 4.7 million Syrian refugees and over 4.4 million members of the communities hosting them.
UN Development Programme and Transparency International sign MoU to promote anti-corruption as a major development issue
Dec 4, 2016
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Transparency International (TI) coinciding with the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference that took place in Panama from 1-4 December.
United Nations Development Programme to Celebrate 50 Years with Musical Performance by Grateful Dead's Bob Weir at Inaugural Benefit Hosted by Padma Lakshmi
Nov 30, 2016
Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir is set to appear for a special musical performance to celebrate UNDP's 50th anniversary. The star-studded fundraiser will be hosted by Emmy-nominated executive producer and host of Top Chef, and New York Times best-selling author Padma Lakshmi at Phillips, a partner of the event, on the evening of Monday, December 5 in New York City.
Arab Human Development Report 2016: Enabling youth to shape their own future key to progress on development and stability in Arab region
Nov 29, 2016
Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure such gains in a sustainable manner, if they urgently prioritize adopting policies that ensure the well-being, productivity, self-determination and good citizenship of their young population, concludes the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016: Youth and the Prospects for Human Development in a Changing Reality that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched here today.
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, global leaders convene on partnerships needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals
Nov 28, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group Helen Clark will visit Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation to take place 28 November–1 December 2016.
Towards Enhancing the Treatment of Patients in Sudan: UNDP and Ministry of Health Reach an Agreement on Broad-scale Procurement of Essential Medicines
Nov 27, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health have reached in March 2016 a breakthrough agreement on broad-scale procurement of medicines, medical and laboratory equipment and consumables aiming to extensively increase access to treatment of patients in Sudan.
‘Tax Inspectors Without Borders’ makes significant progress in bolstering domestic revenue collection
Nov 22, 2016
Significant progress has been made by an international programme Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB), designed to enhance the ability of developing countries to bolster domestic revenue collection through strengthening of tax audit capacities.
UN Development Programme and Yingke Law Firm sign partnership agreement to strengthen South-South Cooperation
Nov 21, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed today a Partnership Agreement with the Beijing Yingke Law Firm, the biggest own-operated law firm in Asia Pacific, during a special event on the legal environment for South-South cooperation.