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Statement on United Nations Day

On 24 October, we mark United Nations Day. It is a day to celebrate the achievements of the United Nations as it turns 75, from closing a giant hole in the ozone layer, to preventing nuclear…  


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The theme of this year's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Acting together to achieve social and environment for all - is extremely pertinent in the era of COVID-19.  


Press statement by UN Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner on the World Food Programme’s Nobel Peace Prize

On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, I would like to congratulate the World Food Programme WFP on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today.  


UN Day for South-South Cooperation

This event offers us an opportunity to highlight the inherent power of South-South and triangular cooperation to help countries respond decisively to global challenges like COVID-19 -- and to advance…  


UNDP Executive Board

It is my great pleasure to join you today for the second regular session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board for 2020.  


Statement by UNDP Administrator on the explosions in Beirut

Our hearts go out to the people of Lebanon and we send our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones in the explosions in Beirut.  


PVE and Strengthening Social Cohesion

As COVID-19 spreads, it is youth who are reaching out to vulnerable neighbours and volunteering to help the marginalized.  


Discussing Human Rights, Rule of Law and the renewed social contract in the COVID-19 reality

This global network of Member states, United Nations and UNDP staff, public servants, NGOs, and individuals represents our collective commitment to strengthen the Rule of Law and Human Rights as we…  


Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace

Institution Building and System-Wide Engagement for Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace  


How to avert the worst development crisis of this century

Six things countries and business leaders need to know.  

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