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COVID-19: Looming crisis in developing countries threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

Income losses are expected to exceed $220 billion in developing countries, and nearly half of all jobs in Africa could be lost.  


Statement by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner on UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a $2 billion global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This response plan…  


COVID-19: WHO, UNICEF and UNDP partner with WhatsApp to get real time health information to billions around the world

The WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub provides simple, actionable guidance for health workers, educators, community leaders, nonprofits, local governments and local businesses. that rely on…  


Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre and UNDP launch new partnership in support of the SDGs

Dubai Islamic Economy Development Centre (DIEDC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance their collaboration and the alignment of…  


International Women’s Day 2020

25 years after the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action set out a clear path on how to achieve gender equality, the world has witnessed remarkable progress.  


Almost 90% of Men/Women Globally Are Biased Against Women

The Gender Social Norms Index measures how social beliefs obstruct gender equality in areas like politics, work, and education, and contains data from 75 countries, covering over 80 percent of the…  


World Wildlife Day highlights the importance of 'biodiversity super year'

World Wildlife Day is celebrated this year under the theme 'Sustaining all Life on Earth', highlighting the unique place of wild fauna and flora as essential components of the world’s biodiversity, as…  


Empire State Building to be lit in blue-green-gold in celebration of World Wildlife Day

New York, 28 February 2020 – The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Behati…  


UNDP and UNDRR strengthen partnership to further integrate disaster risk reduction measures into country planning and decision-making processes

UNDP and UNDRR signed a joint partnership agreement to step up collaboration on three priority areas to accelerate the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 and…  


Finalists Announced for World Wildlife Day Film Showcase

Judges and organizers of the World Wildlife Day 2020 Film Showcase have unveiled the finalists of this year’s contest, highlighting 57 outstanding films, picked from a total of 345 entries. The seven…  

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