UNDP & Partners Announce Concert to Kick-off New York City Climate WeekAug 29, 2016Featuring musical performances from Nicole Atkins, Martha Wainwright, Jesse Paris Smith, Rebecca Foon, Suzzy Roche, Techung, Xylouris White, Mercury Rev and Lucy Wainwright Roche; and with remarks from 350.org’s Bill McKibben and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the event will call on world leaders to quickly turn climate commitments into action.
Gender gap costs sub-Saharan Africa $US95 billion a year: New UNDP reportAug 28, 2016The newly released Africa Human Development Report 2016 finds that gender inequality is jeopardizing the continent’s efforts for inclusive human development and economic growth.
Investment in youth and women critical to Africa’s development, says UN Development ChiefAug 27, 2016Helen Clark made her remarks during the opening of the sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD), a conference held regularly to promote high-level policy dialogue between Japan, African leaders, and development partners.
Chile and Peru sign landmark agreement to sustain world’s largest single species fisheryAug 25, 2016For the last five years Chile and Peru have been assisted by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the The Humboldt Current Large Marine Ecosystem (HCLME) Project.
UN Development Chief Visits SomaliaAug 24, 2016United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark reaffirmed the UN agency’s strong support for the development, peace-building, and state-building processes underway in Somalia during her visit to the country today.
UNDP and the Government of Japan sign new programme for Electoral AssistanceAug 12, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan is signing a cost-sharing agreement to formalize funding support of over US$3.8 million (JPY 388,000,000) for an umbrella programme on “Electoral Assistance for Social Inclusion, Multi-Tier Governance, and Strengthening of Rule of Law in Timor-Leste 2016-2018.”
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Misako Konno Visits KenyaAug 9, 2016UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Misako Konno visited Kenya this past week where she witnessed first-hand joint projects of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), as well as development projects carried out by Japanese corporations and NGOs.
UNDP and the Global Fund sign grant to strengthen the national response to HIV and AIDS in AngolaAug 5, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund signed a US$30 million grant to reduce new HIV infections in Angola, while also increasing antiretroviral therapy coverage and ensuring better adherence to treatment. The grant was signed in the presence of the Angolan Minister of Health, Dr. Luís Gomes Sambo and other key representatives.
UNDP and GCF sign partnership agreement to invest in low-emission and climate resilient developmentAug 5, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have signed an Accreditation Master Agreement, strengthening their partnership to deliver low-emission and climate-resilient development.
Music to inspire action: UNDP partner releases album in support of the Paris AgreementJul 27, 2016Following the historic adoption and subsequent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, UNDP partner ‘Pathway to Paris’ today launched a benefit album in support of climate action.
Latest speeches and statements
- 28 Aug 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at TICAD VI - Reporting back on Thematic Session 1: Promoting Structural Economic Transformation through Economic Diversification and Industrialization
- 28 Aug 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at TICAD VI- Promoting Structural Economic Transformation through Economic Diversification and Industrialization
- 28 Aug 2016:Helen Clark: Keynote Address at Launch of Africa Regional Human Development Report 2016