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02 Oct 2013
UNDP partners with Least Developed Countries Fund to strengthen early warning systems and climate information in Africa
The Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) approved today a US$43.63m grant for a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-led initiative to strengthen climate information and early warning systems in Africa.
30 Sep 2013
While the need for life-saving humanitarian assistance for refugees and displaced peoples remains paramount, the international response to the Syria crisis must also include targeted development support, said the UN’s development chief Helen Clark today in Geneva.
27 Sep 2013
The Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, and Viet Nam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung renewed today the mutual commitment to the partnership in the middle-income country (MIC), and witnessed the signing of the memorandum that seals the commitment
27 Sep 2013
Today, on the margins of the General Assembly High Level segment, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to open UNDP’s Regional Service Centre for Europe and CIS in Istanbul, Turke
26 Sep 2013
Ministers of four countries, as well as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have underlined that despite remarkable progress in achieving development targets, growing inequalities in developing countries, and weak justice, security and rule of law could undermine these gains.
26 Sep 2013
President of Bolivia Evo Morales, top officials and ambassadors to the UN took time out during the General Assembly today to play a football match to support of the Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women.
25 Sep 2013
High-level representatives from governments, multilateral agencies and the private sector, met today on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. They called for greater international commitment to mitigating disasters, claiming that there can be no sustainable development without disaster risk reduction.
25 Sep 2013
World leaders renew commitment to anti-poverty targets, agree to adopt new development Goals at 2015 Summit
World leaders agreed today to scale up action against extreme poverty, hunger and disease and called for a 2015 Summit to adopt the next set of Goals to focus continued efforts after the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
24 Sep 2013
Global leaders urgently call for the continued need to accelerate progress to address widening disparities
24 Sep 2013
World leaders gathered today alongside the 68th United Nations General Assembly to launch an inclusive approach to fighting malaria, a disease which – despite tremendous advances – still kills an estimated 660,000 each year and poses a major challenge to development.
24 Sep 2013
Unleash potential of children and adults with disabilities today to shape richer, more inclusive global agendas
As the 2013 UN General Assembly for the first time convenes a special meeting on the issue of children and adults with disabilities, UNDP and UNICEF, along with the Global Partnership on Children with Disabilities (GPcwd), are urging Member States, UN agencies, civil society groups and other partners to engage more with people with disabilities themselves in the crafting of global agendas.
21 Sep 2013
UN Broadband Commission releases first global report on ‘broadband and gender’: 200 million fewer women online
A new report released today by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender reveals a ‘significant and pervasive’ ‘tech gap’ in access to information and communication technologies (ICTs). Globally, the report estimates that there are currently 200 million fewer women online than men, and warns that the gap could grow to 350 million within the next three years if action is not taken.
19 Sep 2013
Commitments in inclusive business from leading emerging-market corporations show that inclusive business has come of age.
19 Sep 2013
REDD+ Talks: Leaders from business, UN and forest communities highlight REDD+ to tackle climate change
Leaders from the private, public and civil society sectors convened at REDD+ Talks: NYC to discuss their experiences of Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and the role of the private sector in advancing this critical mechanism to tackle deforestation and climate change.
19 Sep 2013
Greater access to trade, medicines and technologies helps more countries close gaps to reach anti-poverty goals: UN report
Developing countries gained greater access to technologies, markets for their exports, some essential medicines and greater debt relief, but the international community must recommit to increasing aid and reaching an agreement on a development-oriented multilateral trade agreement to propel progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a new report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
18 Sep 2013
Seeking to improve their management of water resources, four northeast African nations today agreed at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to establish a long-term framework for utilizing a key underground water system.
16 Sep 2013
Chad will embark on an ambitious plan to eliminate food insecurity and boost progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in this Sahelian country where up to 25 percent of the population face the risk of going hungry and more than a third of children are chronically malnourished.
13 Sep 2013
In a new initiative, the partners of the Social Good Summit are joining Facebook and Instagram to launch #Instacorps – a group of five digital photographers who will capture and share behind-the-scenes images on Instagram from the 2013 Social Good Summit and the United Nations General Assembly week in New York City.
11 Sep 2013
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.
10 Sep 2013
UN survey of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific reveals why some men use violence against women and girls
A UN study of 10,000 men in Asia and the Pacific, released today, found that overall nearly half of those men interviewed reported using physical and/or sexual violence against a female partner, ranging from 26 percent to 80 percent across the sites studied. Nearly a quarter of men interviewed reported perpetrating rape against a woman or girl, ranging from 10 percent to 62 percent across the sites.
Latest Speeches and Statements
- 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
- 11 Sep 2014:Helen Clark: Speech at the High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda