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18 Feb 2014
Luís Figo, Fabio Cannavaro and Patrick Vieira to join 11th annual Match Against Poverty - Proceeds to support recovery efforts in the Philippines
Geneva - Switzerland, 18 February 2014 – Luís Figo, Fabio Cannavaro and Patrick Vieira are among the personalities that have confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty that will take place on March 4 at the STADE DE SUISSE National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.
18 Feb 2014
In the presence of the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Dr Rami Hamdallah, Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and EU Representative John Gatt-Rutter, the European Union and UNDP marked the launch of a new €5 million tourist development programme at the historic site of Maqam Nabi Musa in Jericho Governorate.
18 Feb 2014
Leading dried food producer Taze&Kuru Inc. will integrate in its business plan 100 small scale Turkish farmers to support local production in line with their commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA).
16 Feb 2014
Ramallah - The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Business Women Forum-Palestine (BWF), today launched a new project to empower Palestinian women business owners and help build capacity to ensure that they are better enabled to sell their goods and services.
12 Feb 2014
More than one million people have voted in the global MY World survey for education as a priority that would make the most difference to their lives.
10 Feb 2014
Leading building materials company, CEMEX has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to ensure that more than 150,000 low-income families have access to safe and affordable housing by 2016.
05 Feb 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Office of the High-Commissioner for Human Rights and the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Germany and South Africa presented today the findings from the global thematic consultation on governance and the Post-2015 agenda to the United Nations Member States.
03 Feb 2014
On the margins of Africa’s largest annual mining conference, “Mining Indaba”, multilateral development organizations have called on the private sector to join forces with them in ensuring the revenues from mining are reinvested in people.
30 Jan 2014
Many of the policies and approaches used to reduce new HIV infections in Asia and the Pacific could be effective in stemming the growing threat of diseases like cancer, heart disease, diabetes and other emerging development issues, says a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) report.
30 Jan 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is hosting a three-day conference, Data and Accountability for the Post-2015 Development Framework, which brings together data experts and statisticians from around the world to discuss how development practitioners can make the call for a ‘data revolution’ real.
29 Jan 2014
A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark.
28 Jan 2014
Brazilian female football striker Marta Vieira da Silva joins the Match for the second time, with proceeds to support recovery efforts in the Philippines.
27 Jan 2014
Global Easy Water project joins Business Call to Action by providing low-cost irrigation systems for rural farmers
Global Easy Water Products (GEWP), a leading social enterprise has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with plans to provide low-cost micro irrigation systems for smallholder farmers in India. The company expects to reach 300,000 families and small hold farmers with its innovative technology by 2018.
22 Jan 2014
UN opens global call for nominations to identify local sustainable development solutions that can change the world
A United Nations-led partnership that “shines a spotlight” on local sustainable development innovations today launched its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014.
22 Jan 2014
Pakistan has shown consistent progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and is ramping up efforts to achieve targets set for Universal Primary Education and Net Primary Enrolment Ratio, says a report by the Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform (MPDR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
21 Jan 2014
Despite evidence that inequality prevents countries from developing in a wide number of areas, little progress has been made combatting it, said United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today at the London School of Economics where she was giving a lecture at the International Growth Centre.
20 Jan 2014
As the violence in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has called on the international community to help prevent the conflict from leaving a legacy of even greater deprivation and poverty in the country.
16 Jan 2014
Deco, Nedved, Roberto Carlos and referee Collina, to join Ronaldo and Zidane in 11th annual Match Against Poverty
Legendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina along with international football players Deco, Pavel Nedvěd, Roberto Carlos, Fernando Hierro, are among the personalities that have confirmed they will join Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane at the 11th Annual Match Against Poverty taking place on March 4 at the Stade De Suisse National Stadium in Bern, Switzerland.
15 Jan 2014
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Chair of the Arab States/Middle East and North Africa Regional United Nations Development Group (UNDG) Sima Bahous appealed to the international community to scale up investment in national development processes to mitigate the impact of the Syria crisis on neighbouring countries.
13 Jan 2014
The United Nations Development Programme’s Asia-Pacific Centre (APRC) has signed a US $16.7 million Grant Agreement with the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for a multi-country South Asia HIV Programme.
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 30 Oct 2014:UNDP Administrator Helen Clark Opening speech at the 7th Ministerial Forum for Development in Latin America and the Caribbean
- 28 Oct 2014:Magdy Martínez-Solimán: Opening Remarks at the First Global Forum on Youth Policies
- 28 Oct 2014:Gina Casar: Statement at the Berlin Conference on the Syrian Refugee Situation – Supporting Stability in the Region