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17 May 2012
A lack of targeted research on transgender persons in Asia and the Pacific is significantly hindering their access to health services and blocking effective responses to HIV, says a groundbreaking study released here today to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
15 May 2012
Sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) argues in the newly released Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future.
10 May 2012
Countries in Asia and the Pacific are at a crossroads and must now strike a balance between rising prosperity and rising emissions. Their success or failure will have repercussions worldwide, predicts a new report released today by UNDP.
08 May 2012
The declaration, adopted just weeks before ‘Rio+20’, includes an annex with voluntary commitments of 20 Small Island Developing States (SIDS) to take actions toward providing universal access to energy, switching to renewable energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels.
07 May 2012
Small island developing states (SIDS) need to free themselves from dependence on fossil fuel imports and transform their energy sectors to encompass modern, efficient, clean and renewable sources of energy, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.
01 May 2012
The Government of Barbados, UNDP and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States will host from 7 to 9 May 2012 the High-Level Conference of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS): Achieving Sustainable Energy for All in SIDS and the Rio+20 Informal Ministerial Meeting.
26 Apr 2012
A UNDP global programme based in Shanghai this week facilitated a forum to promote the development of the tourism sector in Cameroon, as a way to promote economic development in that country and the conservation of natural resources.
23 Apr 2012
UNDP film Himalayan Meltdown won the prestigious Platinum Award in the broadcast documentary category last weekend at the 45th Annual Worldfest International Film Festival, the oldest independent film festival in the world.
23 Apr 2012
A feature-length documentary film that captures scenes from life in every country in the world —all in one day on 10 October 2010— was screened in 160 countries on Earth Day, April 22, 2012. Theaters were filled to capacity from Andorra to Zimbabwe, including the famed Mann Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles.
21 Apr 2012
With the clock running out on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), UNDP and l’Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the French Development Agency, signed an agreement Saturday pledging to work more closely together to speed up progress toward the anti-poverty goals.
19 Apr 2012
More than 28,000 low-income households in Mexico and Brazil will gain access to environmentally sustainable housing, training and jobs by 2017 following two companies’ commitments to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) today.
10 Apr 2012
The IKEA Foundation has committed €30 million (approximately US$40 million) for a programme to empower 2.2 million poor rural women in India.
04 Apr 2012
Representatives from 11 countries across Asia developed national plans to increase women’s role in politics during a two-day regional conference in Mongolia.
02 Apr 2012
Parliaments today are facing greater public scrutiny and pressure than ever before with fundamental questions on their ability to hold governments to account, but they have never been more essential to the political life of a country, says a joint report launched today by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
23 Mar 2012
Delegates to the first Global Human Development Forum today unanimously adopted an “Istanbul Declaration” calling on the world community to take bold action against global social inequities and environmental deterioration at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio this June.
23 Mar 2012
Eastern Europe and Central Asia should transition toward sustainable development now, says UN report
Eastern Europe and Central Asia need to remove fossil fuel subsidies, invest in ‘green’ jobs, and establish social protection floors to ensure a sustainable future, according to the findings of a UN report launched today in Istanbul, Turkey.
23 Mar 2012
In her second visit to Haiti after the devastating January 2010 earthquake United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said she was impressed by the visible progress seen in the capital Port-au-Prince two years after the devastating earthquake that rocked the country killing 200,000 people.
23 Mar 2012
The Equator Initiative announced yesterday the names of twenty-five local community groups to receive the Equator Prize 2012 in recognition of their outstanding contributions to sustainable development.
22 Mar 2012
Urgent international action needed to combat social inequalities and environmental risks, UN Secretary General says
Social justice and environmental protection are equally urgent and intrinsically linked universal goals, with coordinated global action needed on both fronts at the UN’s ‘Rio+20’ Conference on Sustainable Development in June, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said at the first Global Human Development Forum.
15 Mar 2012
UNDP has led a group of 25 institutions including local, regional and national authorities, international and multilateral organizations, water operators, NGOs, private organizations and prominent public figures in the assessment, design and constitution of a new international tool to promote decentralized cooperation in the water and sanitation field.
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Latest Speeches and Statements
- 22 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at the “Towards a Deforestation-Free Future: The Demand-Side Challenge” Side Event
- 22 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Opening Speech at a Ford Foundation Event on “The Forest and Climate Challenge: Business, Government and Indigenous Community Leaders Call for Action”
- 21 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Opening Remarks at the Session on More About Broadband: From the MDGs to the Post-2015 Agenda Meeting of the Broadband Commission