Music to inspire action: UNDP partner releases album in support of the Paris AgreementJul 27, 2016Following the historic adoption and subsequent signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, UNDP partner ‘Pathway to Paris’ today launched a benefit album in support of climate action.
UNDP launches online platform to better address urban poor issues for implementing the Sustainable Development GoalsJul 25, 2016As a recognition of the growing importance of urban development issues, UNDP today launched an online platform, coinciding with the Third Preparatory Committee for Habitat 3 taking place in Surabaya, Indonesia (July 25-27). The conference is due to finalize the draft New Urban Agenda (NUA) before its adoption at the Habitat 3 Conference in Quito, Ecuador in October.
UNDP ramps up support in wake of climate change and El NinoJul 21, 2016As 2016 continues to shatter records as the hottest year on record, dozens of countries are feeling the impact through increased frequency and severity of weather events. From droughts to floods and storms, UNDP and partners are seeing increased demand for post-disaster needs assessments and recovery planning.
UN Highlights Swift Action on Sustainable DevelopmentJul 20, 2016Countries around the world are already engaging in diverse and interesting ways to implement the new Sustainable Development Goals, says a new report launched today.
UNDP Launches Global Discussions on Implementation of Paris Climate AgreementJul 19, 2016Spanning five regions, the dialogues will help countries transition climate targets under the Paris Agreement into concrete actions.
El Niño devastation demands development solutions: UNDPJul 19, 2016El Niño demands immediate attention to development solutions to mitigate the impact of its inevitable return, said the UNDP ahead of a key international meeting today.
New report shows how mining can contribute to achieve the Sustainable Development GoalsJul 19, 2016Large-scale mining has the potential to play a critical role in helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in resource-rich countries, according to a new report published today on the occasion of the UN High-Level Political Forum in New York. The report, Mapping Mining to the Sustainable Development Goals: An Atlas is a joint effort of the United Nations Development Programme, the World Economic Forum, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment and the Sustainable Development Solutions Network.
IFES and UNDP sign a Memorandum of Understanding to expand collaboration in electoral practicesJul 14, 2016The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance electoral practices around the world. The enhanced collaboration will promote inclusive, credible electoral processes across borders while fostering good and accountable governance institutions.
Green Climate Fund Backs Key UN-Supported Climate ActionJul 13, 2016The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has welcomed the support of the Green Climate Fund in funding critical country-driven climate change projects in Armenia, Sri Lanka, Tuvalu and Vietnam
Actor and UNDP Ambassador Michelle Yeoh returned to Nepal to advocate for disaster preparedness, resilience and the Global GoalsJul 1, 2016Award-winning global movie star and Nepal earthquake survivor Michelle Yeoh travelled back to Kathmandu last week as a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador. She visited the capital and surrounding villages and exchanged stories with fellow survivors of overcoming fear and loss and gaining strength and hope.
Latest speeches and statements
- 20 Jul 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development side event “The SDGs are Coming to Life – Stories of Country Implementation and UN support”
- 20 Jul 2016:Helen Clark: Opening Statement at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) Side-Event on “Building Capacities of Public Institutions for Implementing the SDGs: A Focus on Concrete Challenges and Potential Solutions”
- 19 Jul 2016:Helen Clark: Speech at Evening Reception and Launch: Action for Sustainable Development