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27 Nov 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is assisting local authorities in Tacloban to resume safe disposal of growing piles of municipal solid waste which has become a public health concern in the aftermath of typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).
25 Nov 2013
Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.
25 Nov 2013
Local communities started clearing rubble and medical waste, earning much needed income to get back on track after the destruction from the typhoon, while also easing access routes for humanitarian supplies.
22 Nov 2013
UN-REDD Programme receives US$ 40 million pledge from Norway to help 48 developing countries halt deforestation
At the 19th UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP19) this week, the Government of Norway announced a pledge of US$ 40 million to continue support for the UN-REDD Programme. The package of funding will support a range of programmes in 2014 to reduce deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) across 48 UN-REDD partner countries, in collaboration with governments, indigenous peoples and civil society, and with the joint support of FAO, UNDP and UNEP.
21 Nov 2013
A report from four Asian countries reveals serious gaps in the legal means of protection of the rights of HIV-affected women and girls in health care settings.
18 Nov 2013
As the international community continues to transport and distribute aid to the victims of typhoon Haiyan under extremely challenging circumstances, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has pledged US$ 5 million to help kick start the removal of some of the millions of tonnes of debris left over from the storm.
17 Nov 2013
UNDP, UNEP and the UNFCCC Secretariat launch publication on Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions
A joint publication was launched today that provides governments and organizations practical approaches to conceptualize, design and implement Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs), representing a valuable opportunity for developing countries to address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while remaining true to their sustainable development priorities and needs.
13 Nov 2013
In the wake of the strongest tropical storm on historical record, one that has devastated vast areas of the Philippines, a grassroots initiative that is dedicated to mangrove restoration is showing the importance of healthy ecosystems and environmental integrity to disaster risk reduction.
12 Nov 2013
The most effective way to reduce citizen insecurity is by improving people’s lives, boosting inclusive economic growth and enhancing security and justice institutions, according to the Regional Human Development Report (HDR) 2013-2014.
12 Nov 2013
Patient data company PharmaSecure commits to the Business Call to Action while expanding mobile health services in India
PharmaSecure, a leading patient data company, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) to improve healthcare access for 200,000 people in India by 2015 through its specialty mobile phone application psConnect™.
12 Nov 2013
Japan today extended a US$ 16.7 million grant to the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan in support of free, fair, credible elections and a more responsive democracy.
08 Nov 2013
Vietnam meeting examines evolving challenges in the region and how to address them.
07 Nov 2013
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Motorola Solutions today presented the International Network of Social Innovators for Human Development (INSIHD) at a roundtable with local social entrepreneurs, stakeholders, and partners from academia, civil society, government, the private sector, and international organizations. The event was held on the margins of the ICT 4 Agriculture conference.
05 Nov 2013
The Hippocampus Learning Centres (HLC), a leading social enterprise, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) to address the basic educational needs in rural India. The company plans to expand its education programs and teacher training for women through its innovative Kindergarten and After-School programmes to over 380,000 children by 2018.
03 Nov 2013
At the end of two days meetings, Regional Directors and Representatives of 22 agencies of the United Nations agreed to launch a collective “development response” to the Syria crisis.
02 Nov 2013
Regional Directors and Representatives of over 20 United Nations (UN) agencies started meetings today in Amman to discuss means to harmonize UN responses to the Syria crisis.
01 Nov 2013
Nepal wins Global South-South Development Leadership Award during the Global South-South Development Expo (GSSD Expo) in Kenya. The theme of GSSD Expo was ‘Building inclusive green economies - South-South Cooperation for sustainable development and poverty eradication.’
31 Oct 2013
Fully biodegradable plates implanted with organic seeds in Colombia to provide food after use, a social media website to promote car-sharing in Viet Nam, certified cocoa for speciality markets, and affordable biodegradable sanitary pads made from banana waste are just some of the 34 winners of the 2013 SEED Awards, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) announced today.
31 Oct 2013
U.S. based social enterprise Envirofit International has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA), with plans to reduce greenhouse gases by 193,500 tons of carbon through the sales of 150,000 clean cookstoves across Kenya in the next two years.
30 Oct 2013
The eighth annual African Economic Conference concluded today, calling on development and business leaders to turn Africa into a hub of business and development excellence.
21 Aug 2014:Engaging with parlamentarians on HIV and the law
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 07 Aug 2014:Helen Clark: Aspen Institute Madeleine K. Albright Global Development Lecture on "Making Sense of the World We Live In: The Development Contribution"
- 24 Jul 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at the Global Launch of the 2014 Human Development Report
- 24 Jul 2014:Khalid Malik: Statement at the launch of the 2014 Human Development Report