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03 Sep 2014
Helping Save Samoa’s Forests: UNDP Administrator and GEF Chief Executive meet a community on the frontline
With Samoa’s forests under increasing threat from climate change, unsustainable land use practices and the advance of invasive species, the government is working with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and 26 communities across the country to save three critical forest areas.
02 Sep 2014
Report highlights important role of energy and environment-related projects in catalyzing sustainable development in Small Island Developing States
Sustainable development is vital for Small Island Developing States to help reduce poverty, promote human development, and build resilience, says a new publication produced jointly by the UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
02 Sep 2014
Ambassador Peter Thomson, Executive Board President and Permanent Representative of Fiji to the United Nations, today opened the latest session of the Executive Board of three UN development agencies.
31 Aug 2014
UN invites private sector to help the Pacific’s unbanked access financial services New UNDP/ UNCDF facility offers US$ five million in grants
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) today launched a new funding facility, inviting financial service providers to develop new ways of enabling low-income and rural Pacific Islanders to access affordable savings, insurance, credit and other financial services.
28 Aug 2014
A new United Nations report offers concrete recommendations to reverse a rising trend of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion in Pacific Island countries. The report, launched ahead of next week’s International Conference on Small Island Developing States in Samoa, presents specific policy options on how to foster more inclusive and sustainable human development during a time of profound change in the Pacific region.
26 Aug 2014
UNDP calls for universal social protection, with more emphasis on health and education to avoid social and economic setbacks.
18 Aug 2014
The United Nations in Sierra Leone has said today that an additional $18 million is needed to bolster the Government of Sierra Leone’s efforts in halting the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). The disease has now spread to 12 of 13 districts in the country with a cumulative total of more than 800 EVD cases and 350 deaths.
08 Aug 2014
Phillips Healthcare Services Limited (PHSL) announced its plan to join the Business Call to Action (BCtA). PHSL brings its expertise in providing affordable and sustainable healthcare solutions for tackling malnutrition in Kenya. The company has also announced plans to expand its pilot nutritional supplement programme to reach more than 150,000 young children with micronutrient powder by 2018.
28 Jul 2014
Port-of-Spain, 28 July – The Government of Japan and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) sealed today a new partnership to help disaster-prone Caribbean countries mitigate the effects and adapt to climate change.
24 Jul 2014
2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor, warns 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilience
Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report, launched in Tokyo today.
24 Jul 2014
Levels in human development continue to rise – yet the pace has slowed for all regions and progress has been highly uneven, according to the latest Human Development Index (HDI) included in the 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”, published today by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
22 Jul 2014
The bi-annual international AIDS conference brings together HIV experts, high-level policy makers, persons living with HIV, and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. Helen Clark made her remarks while addressing Parliamentarians at the event highlighting the role they can play in addressing AIDS.
21 Jul 2014
Groundbreaking research on sex worker safety and security receives award at International AIDS Conference
An unprecedented research project, Sex Work and Violence: Understanding Factors for Safety and Protection, received the first Robert Carr Research Award at the 20th International AIDS Conference, in Melbourne, Australia. The award was established in honor of Dr. Robert Carr, who advocated for human rights as central to the response to the HIV epidemic.
15 Jul 2014
One the eve of an international donor conference for flood recovery efforts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark today visited an affected area in Serbia and stressed the need to include disaster resilience in forthcoming recovery and reconstruction efforts there.
10 Jul 2014
Linking humanitarian, development and climate finance is critical for fragile and conflict-affected States
Three sources of finance - humanitarian, development and climate finance - play a critical role in supporting recovery efforts in fragile and conflict-affected countries, says a report launched today by Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chair of the United Nations Development Group (UNDG).
09 Jul 2014
International Community Must “Set Sights Higher” On Development – Post-2015 agenda must leave no one behind, panel hears
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark today said there was “substantial unfinished business” on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which must be carried through to next development agenda set to succeed them in 2015.
07 Jul 2014
Millions of people’s lives have improved due to concerted global, regional, national and local efforts to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which serve as the foundation for the next global development agenda, according to a new report launched today by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
07 Jul 2014
Leading manufacturing company Metalsa announced its plans to train and employ high school students in an effort to inspire young engineers towards future technical careers. The company’s new commitment to the Business Call to Action (BCtA) aims to train an estimated 7,600 new students by 2020.
01 Jul 2014
Increased regional integration is needed if the Arab States are to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and a post-2015 development framework with sustainability at its core, said Sima Bahous, Assistant Secretary-General and Director of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Bureau for Arab States, in remarks at UN Headquarters in New York.
01 Jul 2014
The 2014 Human Development Report ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience’ will be launched on 24 July in Tokyo.
29 Aug 2014:Boosting resilience in the Caribbean
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 02 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at UNDP-GEF event on “Small Island Developing States – Large Ocean States" at International Small Islands Conference 2014
- 02 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Plenary Speech at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS)
- 02 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at Partnership Dialogue on Social development in Small Island Developing States, health and non-communicable diseases, youth and women