Press releases

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Partnership to help airports respond to natural disasters expanded Dec 6, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and global logistics company Deutsche Post DHL agreed to extend & expand their Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) partnership for an additional three years, until December 2019. Magdy Martínez-Solimán, UN Assistant Secretary General and Director of UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, met today with Christof Ehrhart, Head of Corporate Communications & Corporate Responsibility and Executive Vice President at Deutsche Post DHL Group, to formally sign the agreement.

  • New appeal seeks continued support for Syrian refugees and countries hosting them Dec 5, 2016

    With the conflict in Syria well into its sixth year and with little progress on the political front, United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.69 billion in new funding to continue vital work over the next two years. The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together more than 240 partners in a coordinated, region-wide response to assist 9.3 million people in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - 4.7 million Syrian refugees and over 4.4 million members of the communities hosting them.

  • Stars gather in New York to celebrate 50 years of critical work by United Nations Development Programme Dec 5, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme celebrated 50 years at the frontline of development and its leading role in realising the Global Goals by 2030 with a star-studded gala featuring a musical performance from Grateful Dead legend Bob Weir.

  • UN Development Programme and Transparency International sign MoU to promote anti-corruption as a major development issue Dec 4, 2016

    A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Transparency International (TI) coinciding with the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference that took place in Panama from 1-4 December.