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.
- On the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, a little #ABCdev for you ahead of the big Climate Summit in November: GLOF? What is that? Why, in the land of UN acronyms, it stands for "glacial lake outburst flood." Communities living in the Himalayas are extremely vulnerable to floods that happen when glacial lakes made by melting glaciers burst into the valleys below. Read about our work with affected communities in reducing this risk: #IDDR2015 | #COP21 48 minutes ago
- Creating basic services to protect girls' and women's rights is only a start. Empowering girls and women means holding governments at national and local levels accountability to ensure women's and girls' access to opportunities and resources to make decisions that affect their lives, have control over their own destiny, and have a real say in their community development: Yesterday AT 12:34 PM
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