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In Pursuit of Resilience

Designing, implementing and monitoring policies and programmes for sustainable development is particularly challenging in fragile and conflict-affected contexts. Against this underlying fragility,…  



Responding to non-communicable diseases during and beyond COVID-19

The world's leading source of premature deaths is being compounded by a pandemic.  


Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human made “megatrends” will continue to dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous path, unless urgent policy interventions to influence them…  


International Democracy Day

Reflections on the unique circumstances we find ourselves in this year and the consequences COVID-19 is having on governance, state-society relations, and human rights.  


A new future for health

Rising to the challenges and opportunities of a once-in-a-century pandemic  


How unlocking private investment can shape a climate smart and sustainable future

A critical challenge to unlocking the low-carbon and climate resilient transition has been the chronic lack of financing.  


Giving vulnerable Bangladeshis the resources to cope with climate change

A densely populated, low-lying country dominated by floodplains, the country is exceptionally vulnerable to extreme weather.  


UNDP Executive Board

It is my great pleasure to join you today for the second regular session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board for 2020.  


COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men, new UN Women and UNDP data shows

The pandemic will push 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty  

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