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High-Level meeting on Trends, Options and Strategies in Poverty Eradication Across the World

We are living through the most traumatic socio-economic crisis in modern times, both in terms of amplitude and depth, since the 1929 Great Depression.  


Guidelines for Sustainable Procurement of Healthcare Commodities and Services

This Guidance Note provides criteria for UN staff for the requisition and sustainable procurement of health products and services.  


COVID-19 and Human Development: Exploring global preparedness and vulnerability

COVID-19 crisis is more than a global health emergency; it is a systemic human development crisis, reflecting our interaction with the ecosystem we are part of, which is already affecting the economic…  


United Nations Statement to the Development Committee

The unprecedented crisis triggered by the spread of the COVID-19 virus, has focused the full attention of the United Nations’ System (UN) on a strategy of rapid response and recovery.  


UNDP and Hackster.io partner to launch a global innovation challenge to tackle COVID-19

The fight against COVID-19 is at a crucial tipping point, so the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hackster.io, an Avnet company and the largest online open-source technology hardware…  


Preparing better, fighting back, recovering stronger

The spread of COVID-19 will undoubtedly hit Africa harder than anywhere else on Earth, with long-lasting impacts that will be nothing short of catastrophic.  


Policy Brief: Benefits of Tobacco Control for the Poor in Myanmar

This case examines the burden of tobacco use in Myanmar and presents key findings; linkage between tobacco use and poverty; and how the poor benefit the most from tobacco control.  


Policy Brief: Tobacco Control as an Accelerator for the Sustainable Development Goals in Myanmar

This joint policy brief explores linkages between tobacco control and the SDGs, identifying issues and opportunities to deliver mutual benefits across the SDG agenda.  


Multi-Sectoral Approaches to NCDs in Thailand

This set of briefs, produced by WHO and UNDP, has been adapted to Thailand context. It provides policy and decision makers across government with information on how non-communicable diseases (NCDs)…  


Investment Case for Tobacco Control in El Salvador

Through the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 2030 project, UNDP partners with the Convention Secretariat and WHO to support fifteen low- and middle-income countries to…  

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