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UNCDF and UNDP join forces to improve flow of remittances and counter socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

UNCDF and UNDP today announce their joint support for a Member State-led initiative to call on policymakers, regulators and remittance service providers to improve migrants’ access for sending and…  


COVID-19: UNDP urges swift action to address violence against women and girls during pandemic

Governments across the world must act urgently to prevent and tackle the rising rates of violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 crisis by putting stronger measures in place such as…  


Russia and UNDP announce US$30m top-up in joint fund

The Russia-UNDP Trust Fund for Development replenishment comes at a crucial time in the global push to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  


COVID-19 sparks urgency around justice for women, new report calls for action

A new report documents major challenges to women’s access to justice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and puts forth recommendations to accelerate action and push back against threats to progress.  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Concerted action with a focus on equity could still limit the impacts of this unprecedented crisis: closing the digital divide would reduce by more than two-thirds the number of children currently not…  


Mexico’s central bank, UNEP and UNDP call on financial sector to plan for environmental risks

A new report highlights that climate change and environmental degradation are critical challenges of our time, as they lead to loss of natural capital, ecosystem degradation, lower productivity, and a…  


International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia

This year’s theme, “Breaking the Silence”, is more appropriate than ever.  


UNDP’s AgriTech initiative: Cultiv@te finalists announced

On 12 November 2019, the UNDP announced a call for applications for startups and R&D teams to apply to the Cultiv@te initiative to solve these agriculture issues as identified by Country Offices…  


UN agencies launch Tech Access Partnership in joint effort to scale up local production of life-saving health technologies for COVID-19

The United Nations Technology Bank, together with UNDP, UNCTAD and the WHO, launched the Tech Access Partnership as part of a coordinated approach to strengthen developing countries’ responses to…  


COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

Indicators such as the level of poverty, healthcare capacity, access to internet and social protection can portray how severe the effects of the COVID-19 crisis might be in each of 189 countries.  

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