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The climate knows no boundaries

I want to share with you a memory from my childhood: it’s sometime in the 1970s, and although the adults are all worried about the energy crisis, for me the world feels in order.  

Why aren't fish coming back?

Renowned author Mark Kurlansky reflects on why, despite regulation, fish populations continue to decline.  

A mission to save the world

Now more than ever, global collaboration is essential to tackling the challenges we face to secure a sustainable future.  

Realizing the African dream

UNDP supports 216 active climate change adaptation projects in 45 countries in Africa. Our story takes a look at 15 years of results.  

Time to radically change the status quo

One out of three women experience physical and/or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Can innovation change the status quo?  

Sustainable forestry: Republic of Korea has lessons to offer to developing countries

From keeping our air healthier, absorbing carbon dioxide, to providing livelihoods for people, forests are good for people and planet.  

2018 Adam Smith Prize Awarded to UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner

Guided by the maxim “People will do anything for money, even the right thing”, the German Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft - FOES - awards the Adam Smith Prize for Environmental Economic…  

UN Development chief welcomes increase in funding from the Netherlands

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner wrapped up a two day visit to The Netherlands today where he met with senior Dutch officials to discuss their leadership on priority issues such as climate change…  

Public event with the SDG Charter Signatories

Speech at public event with the SDG Charter Signatories  

China and UNDP partner to highlight the impact of China’s agriculture cooperation in Africa

The China International Development Cooperation Agency joined with the Chinese Permanent Mission to the United Nations and UNDP to launch results of China’s partnership with Guinea-Bissau and…  

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