Unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs for accelerating Africa’s industrial transformation, says the African Economic Outlook 2017
May 22, 2017
The African Economic Outlook is produced annually by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Development Centre of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
On Mother’s Day, Thousands Join Actress and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton in Pledge to Stand Up for Families Suffering from Famine
May 14, 2017
A new Care2 petition from actress and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Connie Britton is calling on people everywhere to show support for the millions of mothers and families on the brink of starvation due to widespread drought and conflict affecting northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. More than 59,800 people have taken the pledge.
Safe drinking water again for newly liberated Ninewa Plains, Iraq
May 10, 2017
A major water treatment plant damaged in the fight against ISIL in Iraq has been repaired and is once again providing safe drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in the Ninewa Plains, near Mosul.
Japan contributes additional US$16.7 million to stabilization and resilience in Iraq
May 7, 2017
The Government of Japan has contributed an additional US$16.7 million to promote stabilization, recovery, and resilience-building in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and in areas with large displaced populations.
Multilateral assessment highlights UNDP’s progress in improving organizational effectiveness
May 2, 2017
UNDP was found to “largely meet the requirements of an effective multilateral organization and is fit for purpose [and] is responsive to the needs and priorities of Member States,” according to the Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network (MOPAN) report on UNDP, published on 5 April.
UNDP and GSMA partner on mobile technology for global development goals
Apr 27, 2017
UNDP and the GSMA are joining forces to harness the power of mobile technology to accelerate implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Also known as the Global Goals, the SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. World leaders committed to achieve the 17 Goals by the year 2030.
World Malaria Day 2017: millions of bednets reach remote and high-risk areas of Chad as rainy season looms
Apr 25, 2017
13 million people will soon receive long-lasting insecticide treated bednets in some of the hardest to reach and conflict-affected regions of Chad. As regional insecurity continues to affect population movements in the country, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) launched the massive distribution campaign to help reach the most vulnerable.
UNDP, Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo join forces to support innovative solutions to climate change challenges
Apr 25, 2017
UNDP and ofo, a Beijing-based start-up company that has become the world’s first and largest bike sharing platform, are joining forces to raise public awareness about climate change. The partnership will also provide financial support to innovative projects that address urban environmental challenges with campaign messages about the adverse effects of climate change and ways all of us can reduce CO2 emissions.
New EU and UNDP 10 million EUR initiative to help boost citizen engagement across the Western Balkans
Apr 25, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union (EU) have launched an ambitious programme to substantially increase the involvement of civil society organizations in local development efforts.
UNDP calls for increased support for resilience in Yemen
Apr 24, 2017
As the international community convenes for a pledging conference on Yemen, UNDP urges strong support to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen. More than two years of war have left nearly 19 million people in need of humanitarian or protection assistance and displaced 3.3 million people. Across the country, 17 million people are currently food insecure, including seven million who are facing starvation.