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31 May 2013
The importance of gender equality and the empowerment of women in driving development in Africa will be the focus of a high-level panel at the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V).
30 May 2013
Post-2015 goals must prioritise sexual and reproductive health rights, and gender equality, UNDP Chief says
Kuala Lumpur – UN Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark spoke at the Women Deliver conference today on the importance of a renewed global development agenda giving priority to sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and women's empowerment.
28 May 2013
The Regional Service Centre supports the work and partnerships of the 46 country offices supervised by UNDP Regional Bureau of Africa and “offers strategic policy and programme advice based on UNDP’s expertise and experience.
27 May 2013
Africa’s agricultural, mining and energy resources could boost the continent’s economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development, according to the African Economic Outlook 2013.
27 May 2013
WomenDeliver+SocialGood connects experts and innovators to discuss how new media can support women’s health and empowerment
The Social Good Summit partners – the UN Development Programme, Mashable, 92nd Street Y, the United Nations Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation – hosted today WomenDeliver+Social Good, a unique dialogue between media experts, social entrepreneurs, and policy leaders about how digital media and technology can help create sustainable solutions for women and girls around the world.
27 May 2013
Social Good Summit partners launch +SocialGood to connect global communities around technology and social media for social change
The Social Good Summit partners today launched +SocialGood, a new approach to global engagement that connects innovators around a shared vision: the power of technology and new media to make the world a better place.
27 May 2013
Converting Africa’s impressive economic performance over the past decade into greater gains on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) remains a primary challenge for Africa, according to the 2013 Africa MDG progress report, released today.
26 May 2013
An optimistic future for Sub-Saharan Africa with higher levels of human development is possible through greater engagement with other regions of the South, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark underlined during a side event at the African Union Summit today.
24 May 2013
A delegation of 36 African countries meeting in Togo has condemned the continued use of cluster bombs worldwide and urged all African nations to sign up to an international ban.
22 May 2013
Indigenous peoples in Latin America improve political participation, but women lag behind, says UNDP
Latin America has gone through an unprecedented mobilization of indigenous peoples in the past 20 years, but their political participation, particularly among women, is still low, according to a new study released by the UN Development Programme during the 12th Session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.
22 May 2013
New York – Forbes Magazine names UN Development Chief Helen Clark one of the world’s 100 most powerful women for a ninth year, citing her focus on gender equality to promote sustainable growth and reduce poverty.
19 May 2013
During a visit to Sochi in southern Russia, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has met teachers and secondary school students who are using the ‘Black Sea Box’ to learn about protecting the Black Sea.
15 May 2013
Brussels - International partners today pledged to support Mali’s political transition and development process, at a conference organized jointly by the Governments of Mali and France with the European Union.
10 May 2013
Creating business and market opportunities for Africa’s poor key to advancing sustainable development, says UNDP report
Cape Town – Involving low-income communities in markets and businesses across Africa is essential for economic growth to translate into sustainable development, according to a United Nations Development Programme report released today.
06 May 2013
The United Nations Development Programme launched the second phase of a highly successful jobs and small business programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, implemented in partnership with the Palestinian Authority and funded through the Islamic Development Bank.
02 May 2013
New York — The United Nations Development Programme and the Islamic Trade and Finance Corporation of the Islamic Development Bank agreed today to cooperate in the Arab States region on fighting poverty and creating jobs.
22 Apr 2013
More than 130 organizations are now publishing their data to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), an open data platform that gives a comprehensive and comparable picture of aid flows in order to improve accountability and impact.
22 Apr 2013
Port-au-Prince - Three years after the 2010 earthquake that devastated Port-au-Prince, the Political Champions for Disaster Resilience are calling on the international community and the Haitian Government to take action to make Haiti more resilient to disasters.
17 Apr 2013
In Sunday’s dual attacks on the Banadir Regional Court and in Wadajir District in Mogadishu, Somalia tragically lost a number of its legal professionals, including a judge, prosecutors, lawyers and legal support staff, who until their last minutes were working tirelessly to protect the fundamental human rights of the Somalis they represented.
16 Apr 2013
The Latin American countries with greatest numbers of conflicts are those with broad social inequalities and governments with limited capacity to manage unrest, according to a report released today in English by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 20 Apr 2015:Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Statement delivered at ECOSOC high-level meeting with the World Bank, IMF, WTO and UNCTAD-Thematic debate on “Renewed global partnership for development in the context of the post-2015 development agenda”
- 18 Apr 2015:Helen Clark: statement at the 91st Meeting of the Development Committee
- 18 Apr 2015:Helen Clark: statement at the 31st Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee