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Vocational training gives prisoners a fresh start

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


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.  


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  


Caribbean can only 'build back better' with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad…  


Better land use and management critical for achieving the 2030 Agenda, says a new report

“Consumption of the earth's natural reserves has doubled in the last 30 years, with a third of the planet's land now severely degraded. Each year, we lose 15 billion trees and 24 billion tonnes of…  


The Netherlands pledges €28m to UNDP for 2016

The Dutch Government has pledged its 2016 core contribution to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), providing €28 million to help UNDP fulfill its coordination role for the UN system. The…  



From tradition to crime: The changing face of female genital mutilation in Egypt

In the village of Beir Anbar in Egypt, young children and village elders alike gathered in the community centre. A choir of school girls came forward to chant a jingle: "I am born perfect with my…  


UN Pledging Conference sees new funds announced for fight against poverty

26 UN Member States have pledged approximately US$ 650 million to go towards UN development work, mostly for 2015, with US$97 million destined for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  

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