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UNDP and partners assess progress and challenges for Caribbean recovery six months after massive hurricanes

Six months after two of the most powerful hurricanes recorded over the Atlantic wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, women and men in island countries like…

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UNDP’s support to the Bahamas

Statement by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator  

The Case of Yemen

Remarks on The Impact of War on Development: The Case of Yemen  

Making Cities for All

Opening remarks at High-Level Side Event during the 74th UN General Assembly  

UNDP welcomes new SDG report demanding urgent, fundamental change to achieve Agenda 2030

The United Development Programme (UNDP) welcomed a new report by an independent group of scientists showing that the eradication of poverty by 2030 demands an urgent and fundamental change in the…  

UNDP chief Achim Steiner makes a visit to India, host of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General, Vice-Chair UN Sustainable Development Group and UNDP Administrator, made a frutifulfruitful trip to India on 9 Septemmeber 2019, where he reiterated UNDP’s…  

Champions in empowering young people: Winners of Future Policy Award 2019

Recognising that young people play a crucial role as key architects of the future of our planet, the 2019 Future Policy Award will celebrate policies that advance economic empowerment of young women…  

Op-Ed by by Peter Sands and Achim Steiner - From fighting Ebola to ending TB: stretched health systems need new partners

The people of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are painfully familiar with the way disease, poverty and conflict combine to cause misery and death.  

Op-Ed by by Keizo Takemi and Achim Steiner - How to stop deadly outbreaks of diseases like Ebola — before they occur

Five years ago, an Ebola outbreak ripped through West Africa, killing over 11,000 people.  

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