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"Land as mother, forest as father, water as blood."

Winners of the 2019 Equator Prize honoured in New York.  


UNDP, Germany, UK and Insurance Development Forum announce commitments to increase insurance protection in climate-exposed countries in line with the InsuResilience Vision 2025 goals

UN, Germany, the U.K. and the insurance industry today announced a series of coordinated commitments aimed at increasing climate change resilience for the most vulnerable countries, on the eve of the…  


Government of Germany signed agreement with UNDP, commits over ten million euros towards the stabilization of Lake Chad Basin

Germany commits to strengthening stabilization interventions in targeted communities affected by the decade-long Boko Haram insurgency in the Lake Chad Basin.  


UNDP Launches Regional Stabilization Facility for Lake Chad

UNDP has launched the Regional Stabilization Facility for Lake Chad, an ambitious multi-million dollar fund to scale up the range of stabilization intervention in areas of Lake Chad Basin.  


21st Century Development: 60 Accelerator Labs Aim to ‘Future Proof’ Progress

An innovative network of 60 Accelerator Labs are being launched worldwide to test and scale new solutions to global challenges like climate change and soaring inequality. These laboratories, launched…  



UNDP and KFW sign landmark agreements to strengthen partnership for the SDGs

UNDP and KfW, Germany’s national development bank, signed three landmark agreements to strengthen the effectiveness of their joint development efforts worldwide. The new Statement of Intent frames…  


Vocational training gives prisoners a fresh start

UNDP is helping transform South Sudan prisons into institutions for reform and reintegration.  


German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development supports bold new pathway to development through 60 UNDP Accelerator Labs

UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, and the State Secretary for the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Martin Jaeger, unveiled a new global network of Accelerator Labs, embedded…  


Managing climate and disaster risk in fragile states

Natural hazards hit all countries but people living in least developed countries and fragile states, often affected by conflict, feel them most severely.  

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