The Speakers Corner helps connect think tanks, academia, the media and the public to a diverse group of experts who can speak to UNDP’s commitment to “empower lives” and build "resilient nations.” Our experts speak several languages and are located around the world, representing the organization’s global presence. They can be contacted on the following areas of UNDP’s work such as: sustainable development, democratic governance and peacebuilding, and climate and disaster resilience.
- Countdown to Rio! With the arrival of the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, the world's eyes are focused on Rio de Janeiro, the "marvelous city." Known for its good vibes, warmth and joy, Rio de Janeiro is home to many local characters with inspiring stories to tell, whether in line at the bank, on the road or at happy-hour after work. To honor the people of Rio in the lead up to the Olympics, Roberta Thomaz, member of the RIO+ Centre team set off for the streets of Rio to capture the peoples’ energy, creativity and hope in their attempt to live more sustainably. The RIO+ World Centre for Sustainable Development, a legacy of the 2012 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), was set up to keep the commitment to sustainable development alive in both action and ideas. A partnership between the Government of Brasil and the United Nations Development Programme - UNDP based in downtown Rio, every day they inspire and inform policies and practices that lead to greater social, environmental and economic justice in an attempt to transform the urban daily life, artistic and social of Rio's population. We hope you enjoy these stories! Juegos Olímpicos de Río de Janeiro 2016 PNUD Brasil UNDP in Latin America and the Caribbean United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP) about an hour ago
- In 1960, only 35% of Mongolians lived in urban areas. Nearly 75% currently live in cities and towns---with over half of Mongolia's urban population concentrated in the capital of Ulaanbaatar. The romantic notion of the nomadic lifestyle, riding horses on an infinite green sea of grass, under a blanket of wild inky night skies studded with winking stars is shifting to brick and mortar city life as youth people grow. A blog on addressing our future by preparing for the urban population boom worldwide: 2 hours ago
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