High-level event underscores urgency and importance of conserving oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Feb 14, 2017
With an estimated 40 percent of the world’s oceans heavily affected by unsustainable practices, global leaders are gearing up for an historic Ocean Conference (June 5-9), to renew momentum towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, ‘Life Below Water’.
Call for nominations: Equator Prize 2017 launches global search for nature-based solutions for local development
Feb 9, 2017
The Equator Initiative today announced its global call for nominations for this year’s Equator Prize, an international award that recognizes exceptional local solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Nominations are open through 8 March 2017.
UNDP and Global Fund grant to fight drug-resistant TB in Bolivia with focus on prison populations
Feb 8, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund announced a new US$11 million grant to fight tuberculosis (TB) in Bolivia. Aiming to strengthen detection, diagnosis and treatment of TB in the South American country, the funds will focus on TB/HIV co-infections, drug resistant TB, and TB in Bolivian prison populations.
United Nations and Partners Strengthen Commitment to Syrians and Neighbours Affected by Syria Crisis
Jan 24, 2017
United Nations agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.63 billion in new funding to continue vital work in addressing the growing needs of refugees from Syria and communities hosting them in neighbouring countries.
Chefs Roca Brothers team up with Shakira and other celebrity advocates at the World Economic Forum
Jan 18, 2017
UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors and acclaimed master chefs Joan, Josep and Jordi Roca, known as the Roca Brothers, presented a new chocolate creation to raise awareness of food waste and hunger during a gala dinner at the World Economic Forum 2017, in Davos. Chefs, celebrities, UN representatives and business leaders at the “Global Goals Dinner for a Healthy Not Hungry, Inclusive World”.
UNDP names Panda Champions for Global Goals
Jan 5, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announces the winners of a global search for world citizens to step up for change and become Panda Champions for Global Goals. Dozens will soon travel to China to meet UNDP’s first Animal Ambassadors: a pair of panda cubs at Chengdu’s famed Panda Base.
UNDP Launches Ocean Action Hub to Generate Momentum to Implement SDG 14 on Oceans
Dec 20, 2016
Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a knowledge hub to generate momentum in anticipation of the United Nations Conference to Support Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14 (the Ocean Conference) to be held 5 to 9 June 2017, and its 15-16 February Preparatory Committee, both at UN HQ in New York, US.
UNDP demonstrates continued leadership on climate neutrality
Dec 13, 2016
A year after the international community came together in Paris to adopt the historic climate agreement, committing all nations to limit their Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, UNDP continues to demonstrate its leadership in the fight against climate change and maintains climate neutrality in its global operations for a second year.
UN Development Programme and PUM Netherlands senior experts collaborate to support entrepreneurship and promote small and medium enterprises
Dec 7, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and PUM Netherlands senior experts (PUM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and SME supporting organizations in developing countries.
UNDP and UN Global Pulse release practical guide to designing data innovation projects
Dec 7, 2016
UNDP and UN Global Pulse today released a comprehensive guide on how to integrate new sources of data into development and humanitarian work. New and emerging data sources such as mobile phone data, social media, remote sensors and satellites have the potential to improve the work of governments and development organizations across the globe.