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Safeguarding sustainable development through bold climate action: UNDP’s Climate Promise

The Climate Promise is UNDP's commitment to support at least 100 countries to update their current climate pledges.  


UAE and UNDP Sign Partnership to Advance Happiness and SDGs Globally

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today to strengthen their collaboration in support of countries wishing to enhance…  


UNDP Yemen Report

Ongoing conflict in Yemen has already reversed human development by 21 years, according to a UNDP-commissioned study released today.  


OpEd in Devex: Opinion: Reaffirming our promise to end violence against women By Natalia Kanem, Achim Steiner, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

Violence against women and girls has so permeated homes and society that it is one of the most widespread human rights violations in the world.  


OpEd in World Economic Forum: What happiness can teach us about how we measure human development by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner

If we want to understand how we progress, why we sometimes fail, and, ultimately improve the quality of all our lives, then the pursuit of happiness may offer an answer.  


Ministerial Conference on Syria in Brussels

Video Statement by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator at Ministerial Conference on Syria in Brussels 14 March 2019  


Message by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Official Opening of Days of Dialogue in Brussels

Video Message by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Official Opening of Days of Dialogue in Brussels March 13, 2019  



Global Meeting on Preventing Violent Extremism

Second Global Meeting on Preventing Violent Extremism  


Economic Conference for Development

Remarks at the Economic Conference for Development and Economic Reforms  

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