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07 May 2014
Jessica Faieta of Ecuador Appointed Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Latin America and The Caribbean of the United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of Jessica Faieta of Ecuador as Assistant Secretary-General, Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean at the United Nations Development Programme.
07 May 2014
María Eugenia Casar of Mexico Appointed Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced today the appointment of María Eugenia Casar of Mexico as Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
05 May 2014
The United Nations will devote the first week of May to getting out the vote for its MY World opinion poll, organizing a multitude of activities in more than 50 countries to raise awareness of and boost global participation in its efforts to foster a conversation with the world's citizens that will better inform future international policy-making.
16 Apr 2014
Thirty-eight new initiatives were launched by governments, business, private foundations and civil society to push forward effective development co-operation at the first High-Level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation.
15 Apr 2014
DataWind, a leading developer of wireless web access and products, and the manufacturer of the world’s lowest cost android tablet PC, announced that it has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA).
15 Apr 2014
The United Nations Development Programme has hailed today’s landmark Supreme Court judgment as an important step in ending discrimination against the community.
14 Apr 2014
The Government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) this week launched the third phase of a major initiative in support of transition in the Arab States region, expanding the partnership to cover 14 countries with the addition of Iraq, Lebanon and Palestine.
11 Apr 2014
The XI Match Against Poverty held last March in Bern, Switzerland raised US$190,000 for ongoing recovery efforts in the Philippines where more than 5,000 people lost their lives last November to Typhoon Haiyan.
11 Apr 2014
Kesha Pariyar, a beneficiary of the United Nations Development Programme in Nepal, won the Business for Peace Award 2014, a prestigious global prize presented by the Business for Peace Foundation, based in Oslo, Norway.
09 Apr 2014
The State of Kuwait this week contributed US$2.5 million towards UNDP’s emergency support in Syria and neighboring countries.
09 Apr 2014
The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) which unites 32 UN funds and programmes, presented today its plan to launch this year’s Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda.
07 Apr 2014
Crisis response officials from 20 Arab countries started in Amman today meetings of the first regional conference “Towards a Crisis Response Network in the Arab Region.” Over two days, the conference discusses means to enhance the regional architecture for crisis management in order to link and strengthen national institutions, operating procedures, and capacities in early warning and crisis response.
06 Apr 2014
UNDP launches its regional project “Mosharaka” focusing for the first time on supporting Arab Women’s Participation in the Public Sphere
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched its new regional project, “Mosharaka” –Arabic for participation. The project galvanizes efforts of government institutions, civil society–especially women-based organizations, human rights councils, the private sector, the League of Arab States and several UN agencies, to foster inclusive participation of Arab women in public life, including the political, economic and social spheres.
04 Apr 2014
Innovative social enterprise Naya Jeevan has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to ensure that more than 39,000 low-income workers in Pakistan have access to affordable, quality healthcare by 2015.
03 Apr 2014
As Syrian Refugees in Lebanon Reach the One Million Mark, UNDP and the UK Department for International Development Boost Cooperation in Support of Host Communities
Today according to UNHCR estimates the number of refugees who have fled Syria and registered in Lebanon has surpassed the milestone of one million, leaving the country to Syria’s west with the highest population of refugees-per-capita worldwide.
03 Apr 2014
Efforts to open up an opportunity for developing countries to have a bigger voice in development are starting to make a tangible difference to how development co-operation is carried out, a new UNDP-OECD report finds.
02 Apr 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed American actress Connie Britton as its newest Goodwill Ambassador, with a special focus on poverty eradication and women’s empowerment.
01 Apr 2014
The UN General Assembly has declared 6 April as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. Created at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee and officially announced at the United Nations headquarters last August, the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace promotes the role of sport as a tool at the service of society and a universal tool for peace.
01 Apr 2014
Women activists from 11 countries across the Arab region convened today to identify means to support women’s participation in peace making and ensure women’s protection from all forms of violence during times of conflict and emergency.
31 Mar 2014
Calling young people “more connected, better informed and with greater creativity than any previous generation”, UNDP Assistant Administrator Sima Bahous today kicked off a three-day event focusing on UNDP’s work on youth and development with the presentation of UNDP’s first youth strategy entitled “Empowered Youth, Sustainable Future”.
19 Sep 2014:Crowdfunding for development: fad or future?
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 19 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Keynote Speech at the International Day of Peace Symposium: The Things That Make For Peace
- 15 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at the Launch of the Lebanon MDG Report and the Integrated Service Provision at Local Level Initiative
- 13 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Opening Speech at the World Assembly for Women 2014 High Level Roundtable