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UN’s Health and Development Agencies Join Forces for Good Health for All

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to…

Tribute to Helen Clark – leaves UNDP after eight years as Administrator

The following is a statement on behalf of President of the UNDP Executive Board, Ambassador Ib Petersen, Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN, on the departure of Helen Clark as Administrator…  


UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.  


Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk, as Brussels Syria Conference set to open

The primary regional appeal and strategy calls for $4.63bn to continue delivering vital protection and assistance for refugees and host communities. To date – only $433m of the amount requested has…  


World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often unmeasured, barriers to catching up. A stronger focus on those excluded and on…  


High-level event underscores urgency and importance of conserving oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development

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…  


United Nations and Partners Strengthen Commitment to Syrians and Neighbours Affected by Syria Crisis

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…  


UNDP demonstrates continued leadership on climate neutrality

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…  


Stars gather in New York to celebrate 50 years of critical work by United Nations Development Programme

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…  


United Nations Development Programme to Celebrate 50 Years with Musical Performance by Grateful Dead's Bob Weir at Inaugural Benefit Hosted by Padma Lakshmi

Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir is set to appear for a special musical performance to celebrate UNDP's 50th anniversary. The star-studded fundraiser will be hosted by Emmy-nominated executive producer and…  


UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, global leaders convene on partnerships needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator and Chair of the UN Development Group Helen Clark will visit Nairobi, Kenya to participate in the Second High-Level Meeting (HLM2) of the…  

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