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UNDP Launches Ocean Action Hub to Generate Momentum to Implement SDG 14 on Oceans

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a knowledge hub to generate momentum in anticipation of the United Nations Conference to Support Implementation of Sustainable…  


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…  


UN Development Programme and PUM Netherlands senior experts collaborate to support entrepreneurship and promote small and medium enterprises

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and PUM Netherlands senior experts (PUM) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and SME…  


UNDP and UN Global Pulse release practical guide to designing data innovation projects

UNDP and UN Global Pulse today released a comprehensive guide on how to integrate new sources of data into development and humanitarian work. New and emerging data sources such as mobile phone data,…  


Partnership to help airports respond to natural disasters expanded

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and global logistics company Deutsche Post DHL agreed to extend & expand their Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) partnership for an additional…  


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…  


New appeal seeks continued support for Syrian refugees and countries hosting them

With the conflict in Syria well into its sixth year and with little progress on the political front, United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.69 billion in new funding to…  


UN Development Programme and Transparency International sign MoU to promote anti-corruption as a major development issue

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Transparency International (TI) coinciding with the 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference that took place…  


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…  


Arab Human Development Report 2016: Enabling youth to shape their own future key to progress on development and stability in Arab region

Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure such gains in a sustainable manner, if they urgently prioritize adopting policies that ensure the…  

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