Film star Michelle Yeoh kicks off UNDP’s panda cub-naming competition to promote Global GoalsMay 31, 2016Award-winning global movie star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh has teamed up with UNDP’s first-ever Animal Ambassadors, two panda cubs, to kick off the Pandas for the Global Goals campaign. The highlight of the initiative is a worldwide competition with a once-in-a-lifetime prize: the opportunity to name the two rare baby pandas.
Backed by stars, unprecedented UN campaign seeks to mobilise millions to end illegal trade in wildlifeMay 25, 2016The UN, backed by A-list celebrities from across the globe, today launched an unprecedented campaign against illegal trade in wildlife.
The Netherlands pledges €28m to UNDP for 2016May 25, 2016The Dutch Government has pledged its 2016 core contribution to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), providing €28 million to help UNDP fulfill its coordination role for the UN system. The multiyear contribution by the Dutch Government enables predictable and flexible funding to help UNDP deliver on its strategic plan through 2017.
World Humanitarian Summit: UNDP says critical work lies aheadMay 24, 2016The World Humanitarian Summit has provided a critically important platform to bring together humanitarians, development actors and peacebuilders, but there still remains much work to do.
UNDP and QDF forge strategic partnership for developmentMay 24, 2016UNDP and the Qatar Development Fund (QDF) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their cooperation and strategic partnership in support of the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.
UNDP joins launch of landmark partnership for disaster preparednessMay 24, 2016A major new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters is being launched today at the World Humanitarian Summit as a united response to a continuing rise in humanitarian emergencies.
The Federal Government of Germany and UNDP sign a Statement of Intent to establish Global Campaign Center in Bonn to kick off the UN SDG Action CampaignMay 24, 2016State Secretary Friedrich Kitschelt and the UN Assistant Secretary General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, Magdy Martínez-Solimán signed a Statement of Intent today to undertake global activities for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and open a Global SDG Action Campaign Center in Bonn, supported by the German Government.
UN and businesses team up to prevent and respond to crisesMay 24, 2016A major global network launches today at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to facilitate business engagement in crisis situations through pre-positioning supplies, meeting humanitarian needs and providing resources, knowledge and expertise to disaster prevention.
Small data and big humanitarian challenges: why innovation mattersMay 24, 2016UNDP joined with UN partners UNICEF, WFP and OCHA, the governments of Finland and Denmark, private sector partners Vodafone and Microsoft and the Flowminder Foundation, to share the latest on innovation and technology breakthroughs in the development and humanitarian sectors.
Commitment to Action: Moving from delivering aid to ending needMay 24, 2016UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of UNICEF, UNHCR, WHO, OCHA, WFP, FAO, UNFPA and UNDP agreed to a new way of working in crises that will aim to not only meet humanitarian needs but also reduce them over time.
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Latest speeches and statements
- 27 May 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at the Opening Plenary Session of the Comprehensive High-Level Midterm Review of the Istanbul Programme of Actions for the Least Developed Countries for the Decade 2011-2020
- 27 May 2016:Helen Clark: Opening statement on “Financing the SDGs in the LDCs: Diversifying the Financing Tool-Box and Managing Vulnerability” UNDP-AFD (French Development Agency)
- 27 May 2016:Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Closing Remarks at 'Montreux IV’, Workshop for Resident Coordinators and Senior UN Officials