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Virtual Equator Prize Ceremony announced

This year’s Equator Prize Award Ceremony – themed “Nature for Life” – will honour ten outstanding Indigenous and local groups from across the world. Each winner showcases innovative, nature-based…  


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…  


Resilient forests

UNDP supports efforts to sustain resilient forest ecosystems to benefit local economies, protect biodiversity, and address climate change.  


We are all “sailing the waves on our own” now

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples this year has a focus on migration and displacement. Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than 5 percent of the world’s population, have the…  


South-South Cooperation - Community Innovation Exchange Platform

This publication illustrates how the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, leverages South-South and triangular cooperation to tackle local challenges through peer-to-peer knowledge…  


Global platform for New York Declaration on Forests launched

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announces the launch of a Global Platform for the New York Declaration on Forests (“NYDF Platform”), at the UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn, Germany.…  


Communities and local sustainable development solutions

UNDP empowers communities by promoting their rights, enhancing their environmental management systems, advising on finance mechanisms that will support local investments and innovations for…  


Communities and local sustainable development solutions

UNDP empowers communities by promoting their rights, enhancing their environmental management systems, advising on finance mechanisms that will support local investments and innovations for…  


International Conservation Caucus Foundation

Remarks at the International Conservation Caucus Foundation  


Indigenous peoples

UNDP continues its work and engagement with indigenous peoples, grounded in its overall vision to assist countries achieve the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of…  

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