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Call for nominations: Equator Prize 2021

The UNDP-led Equator Initiative announces its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2021 on the eve of the Earth Day. This worldwide outreach effort aims to identify exceptional local…  

Managing Urban Risks and Building Resilience

Statement delivered by Asako Okai at the Development Dialogues Session on Urban Resilience- Managing Urban Risks and Building Resilience: An Old Challenge Has Gained New Urgency.  

UNDP and GISD Alliance Launch ‘SDG Investor Platform’ to unlock trillions on SDG-Aligned Investment Globally

UNDP and GISD Alliance launched the ‘SDG Investor Platform,’ an innovative tool to facilitate private sector investments that contribute to furthering the Sustainable Development Goals.  

UN calls for urgent action on debt, vaccines, around the world

The United Nations called this week for expanded debt relief to all developing countries that request it and faster, more equitable COVID-19 vaccinations to tackle “unprecedented” fallout from the…  

Business, Human Rights and Conflict Affected Regions: Towards Heightened Action

Opening remarks by Asako Okai at the Business, Human Rights and Conflict Affected Regions: Towards Heightened Action, as part of UNDP Development Dialogues: Rethinking solutions to crisis in the…  

Usha Rao-Monari assumes role as new Associate Administrator for the United Nations Development Programme

Ms. Usha Rao-Monari of India officially began in her role today as Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of UNDP, following her appointment by United Nations Secretary-General António…  

UNDP opens new representation office in Germany

UNDP has officially established a new representation office in Germany, an important international development leader and supporter of multilateralism and the work of the UNDP.  

UNDP releases SDG Impact Standards for Bond Issuers

SDG Impact Standards are already being piloted in the market with New Development Bank’s (NDB) SDG bond issuance in China Interbank Bond Market earlier this month.  

New UNDP study reveals the magnitude of limited debt relief eligibility for developing economies

Two-thirds of external ‘debt service at risk’ is not covered by current relief initiatives, putting at risk years of progress on poverty and the future resources needed to deal with climate change