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  • 22 Dec 2014
    Sierra Leone, UNDP begin eco-friendly disposal of Ebola medical waste

    With support from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF), Sierra Leone has begun to use new, environmentally-friendly sterilizing equipment to help dispose of the vast amounts of contaminated protective equipment and infectious waste generated in treating Ebola patients.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Private companies join UNDP’s effort against Ebola

    Private sector organizations have stepped up their support to UNDP’s Ebola response, donating equipment and delivering services that will both benefit communities immediately and serve them long after the epidemic has ended.

  • 17 Dec 2014
    UNDP teams up with OLAF and OIOS to strengthen anti-fraud partnerships

    The European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is partnering with the Office of Internal Oversight Services of the United Nations (OIOS) and the Office of Audit and Investigations of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to consolidate anti-fraud cooperation between the three institutions.

  • 16 Dec 2014
    UNDP signs USD 10 Million agreement with USAID for rubble removal in Gaza

    UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a USD 10 million agreement to remove rubble and debris in the Gaza Strip.

  • 16 Dec 2014
    Japan and UNDP team up to help strengthen security in Niger

    The Government of Japan today signed an agreement with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help Niger bolster peace and security within the country and in the Sahel.

  • 11 Dec 2014
    Millions at risk of losing their incomes in Ebola-affected countries, says UNDP

    The Ebola outbreak is threatening the livelihoods of millions of women and men, according to a just released United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) study on the socio-economic impact of the disease in West Africa.

  • 10 Dec 2014
    New study highlights need to scale up violence prevention efforts globally

    The Global status report on violence prevention 2014 reveals that 475 000 people were murdered in 2012, and homicide is the third leading cause of death globally for males aged 15-44 years, highlighting the urgent need for more decisive action to prevent violence.

  • 09 Dec 2014
    UNDP calls for governments, businesses and communities to boost collaboration for a new climate and development era

    Tackling climate change requires serious collaboration between the public and private sectors, engagement with civil society, and having strong and transparent institutions, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark said, wrapping up three-days at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP) in Lima today.

  • 09 Dec 2014
    UNDP, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley announce winner of Climate Change Finance Innovation Award

    UNDP and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd. have announced F3-Life as the winner of the US$ 10,000 Climate Change Finance Innovation Award.

  • 04 Dec 2014
    How can extractive industries help achieve the Post-2015 Agenda?

    The role of extractive industries in promoting sustainable economic growth and employment generation, through synergies with governments and civil society, is being discussed this week in Brasilia.

  • 04 Dec 2014
    UN Secretary-General’s Call to Action to Transform World Beyond 2015

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said the international community was poised to take a “major step” towards sustainable development for all. Speaking at the launch of an advance version of his synthesis report, ‘The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet’, the Secretary-General said that now is an “era of transformation” as UN Member States continue their negotiations on a universal, transformative agenda to “finish the job” begun by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 02 Dec 2014
    #GivingTuesday for Ebola awareness

    #GivingTuesday, the global day dedicated to giving back, is taking place today for the third time. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is joining the celebration of volunteering for the second year, giving a global tint to the day by hosting events in countries all around the world.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    Payment of Ebola workers essential for successful response and recovery, says UNDP

    To strengthen the battle against Ebola, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is working with the authorities in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to coordinate payments for thousands of treatment centre staff, lab technicians, contacts tracers and burial teams.

  • 27 Nov 2014
    UNDP report calls for prudent management of extractive wealth to ensure improved human development

    Wealth from extractive industries has the potential to more significantly boost the wellbeing of Papua New Guinea’s citizens. Yet the country’s development could be undermined if resources are not used in economically, socially and environmentally sustainable ways, says a new report by the UN Development Programme.

  • 24 Nov 2014
    Australia and UNDP delivering results for the region

    Australia will provide more than $21 million to UNDP this year to support its vital work around the world. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met today United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark to discuss how Australia and UNDP can further collaborate to reduce poverty, empower women and build stronger democratic institutions.

  • 24 Nov 2014
    Ebola crisis may result in more hunger: UNDP study

    Wild price swings caused by the Ebola health crisis are making it more difficult for households to feed themselves and make a stable living, according to a new study by the UN development programme.

  • 21 Nov 2014
    Enhancing Climate Resilience of the Vulnerable Communities and Ecosystems in Somalia

    The Government of Somalia, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is set to begin an innovative project enhancing climate resilience of vulnerable communities and ecosystems through a US$8 million initiative.

  • 20 Nov 2014
    UNDP, Foundation Center, and RPA Partner with Leading Foundations to Engage Philanthropic Sector in Post-2015 Global Development Process

    As the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) come to a close and the global aid community embarks on the post-2015 development agenda, opportunities abound to introduce innovation and insight into the way we address the world’s most pressing issues.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    Ebola response must include socio-economic recovery, says UNDP

    Participants at the Global South South Development Expo 2014, highlighted the contributions of countries in the global South to the Ebola response under the umbrella of South-South cooperation.They analyzed different mechanisms for scaling-up of such solutions, creating space for future partnerships between solution seekers and providers.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    UNDP Launches first Lexicon of Electoral Terminology in three languages

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched in Cairo its first trilingual (Arabic, English and French) Lexicon of Electoral Terminology. With close to 500 entries, the lexicon provides clear and accurate explanations of key concepts and terms in the field of elections. The Lexicon documents the most widely accepted electoral terms in Arabic accounting for regional language variations in the eight participating countries: Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Tunisia and Yemen.