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New trends in mine action

More than 600 delegates are gathered in Geneva this week to discuss ways to rid the world of landmines.  


Launch of the Global Parliamentary Handbook on Women, Peace and Security

Members of parliament have an important role to play as peacebuilders.  


Protecting livelihoods and nature on Inle Lake

Changing direction on Myanmar's second largest lake, under threat from climate change and unsustainable farming.  


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

Winners of the 2019 Equator Prize honoured in New York.  


Five plans for carbon neutrality

A look at those taking the lead in setting bold goals to curb climate change.  


25th Anniversary of the Human Security concept

Keynote Speech: Reflections on the past 25 years since the Human Development Report of 1994  


Towards a more proactive approach to preventing violent extremism

Violent extremism remains a persistent threat to many societies and it has spread across countries, regions and conflicts. More than ever, the world needs a strong and coordinated UN that can fulfill…  


Member states announce contributions at 2017 UN Pledging Conference

The 2017 UN Pledging Conference for Development Activities was held on 6 November 2017. UNDP is grateful for the specific pledges made by Norway, India, Luxembourg, Russian Federation, Thailand,…  


UNDP and Business for Peace Foundation seek nominees for 2018 Business for Peace Award

UNDP and the Business for Peace Foundation seek nominations for next year’s Business for Peace Awards. Every May, at the Oslo City Hall, outstanding business leaders who have achieved commercial…  


15 Equator Prize Winners Receive Prestigious Award at New York Gala Event

The 9th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honoured 15 winners in a gala event last evening in New York, coinciding with the Global Goals Week and the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. Leading…  

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