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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.  


COVID-19: B20-UNDP Joint Statement

The B20 and UNDP welcome the commitments made in the G20 Leaders’ Extraordinary Summit (i) to foster collaboration between the public and private sectors in both the development and distribution of…  


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.  


Celebrating the Stewardship and Resilience of Indigenous Peoples

Since 1982, the world has celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August. This year’s theme -- COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience -- offers a somber moment for…  


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.  


COVID-19: Ensuring access to quality, safe, and non-discriminatory services for HIV key populations and migrants

Statement of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Interagency Working Group on Key Populations on the need to ensure access to quality, safe, and non-discriminatory services for HIV key…  


Call for Online Volunteers: Join the 'Young Environmental Journalists'

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket), UNDP, and UN Volunteers (UNV) launch the second phase of the ‘Young Environmental Journalists’ campaign, to address environmental and…  

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