UNDP calls for binding Paris agreement to stem global temperature riseNov 30, 2015As world leaders meet to commit to a new, global climate change agreement, UN Development Programme (UNDP) chief Helen Clark heads to Paris to join calls for an ambitious agreement that results in concrete actions to reduce emissions and limit temperature rise to well below two degrees Celsius.
Breakthrough brings cost of HIV treatment to under $100 per patient per yearNov 27, 2015UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost of the most common treatment to an unprecedented US$100 per patient per year in Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Through these price reductions UNDP is saving US$ 25 million that are being used to put an additional 250,000 people on life-saving HIV treatment.
Equator prize to bring Indigenous Peoples issues to forefront of Paris climate conferenceNov 24, 2015Lineup that includes Alec Baldwin, Colin and Livia Firth, Helen Clark, Mary Robinson and music by Amadou & Mariam will honor local leadership on climate change .
UNDP Africa launches initiative to help prevent and respond to violent extremismNov 23, 2015UNDP's Regional Bureau for Africa today launched an initiative to support African countries to prevent and respond to the growth of violent extremism through a development lens.
40th UNDP-supported country submits its COP21 pledge to tackle climate changeNov 20, 2015UNDP welcomes the presentation of the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) from St. Vincent & the Grenadines, marking the completion of the 40th such INDC supported by UNDP to date.
Biking to improve livelihoods in Mozambique: Low-cost branded bicycles drive new BCtA member Mozambikes’ inclusive businessNov 20, 2015Mozambikes, an award-winning Mozambique-based social enterprise, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to improve the lives and livelihoods of 50,000 of the country’s poorest people through the sale of affordable branded bicycles by 2018. The company will also establish a national sales and distribution network to provide an additional 125,000 people with transportation by 2020.
New Grant to Support Human Rights in 10 African CountriesNov 19, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a US$10.5 million grant to address human rights barriers faced by vulnerable communities in Africa, and facilitate access to lifesaving health care. The grant is the first of its kind and will cover 10 countries including Botswana, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Senegal, the Seychelles, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
Sierra Leone launches first mobile financial services guidelines.Nov 19, 2015The Central Bank, Bank of Sierra Leone, in partnership with the UN Development Programme and the United Nations Capital Development Fund, launches the country’s first mobile money regulations to accelerate the delivery of financial services to the poor, including women and youth.
UNDP Administrator visits AfghanistanNov 18, 2015Ms. Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group, concluded a three day visit to Afghanistan, where she met with the President, Chief Executive, and UN and development partners. Government capacity building, Sustainable Development Goals and Migration, were some of the main issues on the agenda.
Indigenous Peoples take steps to have a voice in COP21Nov 18, 2015In partnership with UNDP, Indigenous Peoples from Brazilian Amazon to Pacific Islands hold urgent high-level dialogues with national governments to limit climate change, and ensure rights in new global climate agreement. Their involvement is fundamental in view of new research that highlights the enormous potential of Indigenous People’s solutions to climate change.
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 01 Dec 2015:Helen Clark: Statement on World AIDS Day
- 27 Nov 2015:Helen Clark: Keynote Address at the 12th High Level Round Table Meeting
- 25 Nov 2015:Helen Clark: Statement on International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women