UNDP Around the world

  • Vulnerable to violence: Empowering women in South Sudan Jun 22, 2017

    It is a violation of women’s rights, a major global health problem, and is experienced by approximately one in three women worldwide. Yet the fight to end violence against women is too often overlooked and underfunded. In crisis-affected South Sudan where women and girls have long faced the threat of physical and sexual violence as well as early and forced marriage, Viola, 32, is one of the women working to get survivors the support they need.

  • Rule of Law- A key pillar in the UN’s efforts to prevent conflict and sustain peace Jun 14, 2017

    The high level plenary of the UNDP Annual Rule of Law Meeting outlined priorities for how best to support the rule of law and human rights within the Sustaining Peace agenda, and reflected on strategic priorities for the future of international rule of law assistance.

  • The Call for Action to address the key ocean challenges provides a robust, forward-looking framework for action Jun 12, 2017

    The Ocean Conference (5-9 June) co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden brought an unprecedented show of global unity around the need to tackle the crisis in the oceans. In addition to adoption of the “Call for Action”, by the close of the conference on Friday, 9 June, a total of 1,328 voluntary commitments to ocean protection and restoration, cutting across all 10 SDG14 targets, had been made on the on-line conference registry. 84 governments that made 598 (45%) commitments represented the entity submitting the largest number, followed by NGOs (259, 20%) and the UN System (108, 8%).

  • UNDP takes part in Europe’s leading forum on development Jun 8, 2017

    SDG Advocates Jeffrey Sachs, Muhammad Yunus and Marjeta Jager were among key speakers in a panel on the role of small businesses in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, organized by UNDP, the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Commission during European Development Days, Europe’s leading forum on development and cooperation.

  • Fifteenth Anniversary of Equator Initiative celebrates local action on marine and coastal challenges Jun 8, 2017

    The UN Development Programme (UNDP), Equator Initiative and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Small Grants Programme launched a new report - “Making Waves: Community Solutions, Sustainable Oceans,” coinciding with the 15th Anniversary of the Equator Initiative and the World Oceans Day, as part of the historic Ocean Conference (5-9 June) to renew momentum towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, ‘Life Below Water’.

  • Musician Cody Simpson to be named UNDP Ocean Advocate on World Oceans Day Jun 7, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will name Australian musician Cody Simpson as its first-ever Ocean Advocate to help raise awareness of the crucial role the ocean plays in the health of our planet and people.

  • Stabilization milestone in Fallujah, Iraq: city’s largest water treatment plant reopened Jun 6, 2017

    Marking a key milestone in Fallujah’s recovery after ISIL, the Government of Iraq and UNDP, through its Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), have reopened Al Azrakiyah Water Treatment Plant, to provide safe water to nearly two-thirds of the city.

  • Without safeguarding oceans, achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda will be impossible Jun 4, 2017

    UN Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and other partners participated today in the Ocean March, with the launch of a new publication ‘Sea, my Life: Protecting Oceans, Sustaining our Future’. The Ocean March— a parade of boats, was hosted by the office of the Mayor of New York City as a mark of solidarity with the drive to protect the oceans, a day before the historic Ocean Conference (June 5-9) at the United Nations in New York, to renew momentum towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, ‘Life Below Water’.

  • A healthy ocean critical to fighting poverty and achieving the SDGs: UNDP at the first ever Ocean Conference Jun 4, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will join the historic Ocean Conference in New York this week (5-9 June) to highlight the direct link between a healthy ocean and ending poverty.

  • UNDP responding to Tropical Cyclone Mora in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar and India May 31, 2017

    UNDP is supporting the response to Tropical Cyclone Mora in Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and is ready to respond as the storm passes over parts of Myanmar and north-east India.