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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 $16.7 million Grant Agreement with the Global Fund to Fights AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for a multi-country South Asia HIV Programme.
08 Jan 2014
Development partners agreed that the Kuwait II Pledging Conference for Syria, slated for 15 January 2014, should encompass support for critical development efforts to compliment the humanitarian response to the crisis in Syria and its spill over impacts on neighbouring countries.
06 Jan 2014
This month, UNDP joins Times Square Advertising Coalition and Times Square Arts as partners for Midnight Moment, a synchronized, cutting-edge creative content on electronic billboards and newspaper kiosks throughout Times Square every night.
24 Dec 2013
The Russian Federation granted the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kyrgyztan US$ 3.5 million for the implementation of a development programme in Naryn Province.
23 Dec 2013
A test group of more than 100 people in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban starts getting paid today through mobile phones. This money transfer system will be used for those employed in emergency clean-up schemes in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
23 Dec 2013
Leading Indian based social enterprise Babajob has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with plans to connect over 15 million low-income job seekers in India with better job opportunities by 2016.
19 Dec 2013
Switzerland to host UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane in 11th annual Match Against Poverty
The 11th Match Against Poverty will take place on 4 March 2014 in Switzerland. Proceeds raised will help recovery efforts in the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the most devastating storms in history.
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Latest Speeches and Statements
- 18 Dec 2014:Gina Casar: Statement at the launch of the Syria Strategic Response Plan 2015 and the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan 2015, Berlin, Germany
- 11 Dec 2014:Helen Clark: Speech on “Democratic Governance, Human Rights, and Development” at NORAD's Annual Conference, Oslo, Norway
- 09 Dec 2014:Helen Clark: Opening Speech at Peruvian Partnerships Dialogues on Public-Private Collaboration for Climate and Development, UNFCCC COP 20, Lima, Peru