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In Côte d’Ivoire, pandemic prompts surge in extreme poverty

COVID-19 has struck informal workers especially hard in Cote d’Ivoire, causing the number of households considered “extremely poor” to spike nearly four-fold, according to a new assessment by UNDP and…  


Uzbekistan’s health care system, economy hit hard by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it have hit Uzbekistan hard, cutting exports and remittances, straining government coffers, and forcing most small businesses across the Central Asian…  


UNDP Yemen wins acclaimed international Ashden Awards for Humanitarian Energy

A UNDP Yemen project that addresses solar power needs and provides solutions and hope for three frontline conflict communities has been announced as the winner of the acclaimed Ashden Awards for…  


Call for Online Volunteers: Join the 'Young Environmental Journalists'

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket), UNDP, and UN Volunteers (UNV) launch the second phase of the ‘Young Environmental Journalists’ campaign, to address environmental and…  


International community pledges US$5.5 billion for the Syria crisis response in 2020, in Syria and neighbouring countries

Coordinated by UN humanitarian and development agencies, the plans aim to reach 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, 5.5 million refugees in neighboring countries, and…  


The Future of Business and Human Rights for People, Planet and Peace

Statement delivered by Asako Okai, Annual Event on the Rule of Law and Human Rights, Launch of B+HR Global Initiative and closing remarks.  


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.  


Rule of Law and Human Rights are key to forging a new inclusive social contract

The high-level meeting on ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights for Sustaining Peace and Fostering Development,’ organized by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) virtually…  


Discussing Human Rights, Rule of Law and the renewed social contract in the COVID-19 reality

This global network of Member states, United Nations and UNDP staff, public servants, NGOs, and individuals represents our collective commitment to strengthen the Rule of Law and Human Rights as we…  


UN to extend enhanced support to the National Human Rights Institutions

The UN’s Framework for COVID-19 Response has a clear entry point for the National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs), particularly in monitoring the risks of human rights violations, acting as a bridge…  

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