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UN’s Health and Development Agencies Join Forces for Good Health for All

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to…

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Private Sector and Civil Society partnership critical to 2030 Agenda

The two-day Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation(GPEDC) Senior Level Meeting underscored the urgency of shared responsibility as the way forward to achieve the 2030 Agenda for…  


New data challenges traditional notions of ‘rich’ and ‘poor’

The traditional concept of poverty is outdated, according to a new report released today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative…  


Effectiveness: Critical for Enabling the 2030 Agenda

Achieving the 2030 Agenda will require urgent additional efforts. ‘How’ we partner and work together will be critical to getting the 2030 Agenda back ‘on track’. A Senior-Level Meeting (SLM) on Global…  


UNDP Partners with the Tony Elumelu Foundation to Empower 100,000 Young Entrepreneurs in Africa

The United Nations Development Programme has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa.  


The world must go faster and farther to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, new report says

The world needs to redouble its efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals, according to a United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Report launched today.  



UNDP supported countries to receive $84.9m for Climate Action from the Green Climate Fund

The Green Climate Fund’s (GCF) 23rd Board Meeting today announced more than US$84.9 million towards United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supported adaptation and mitigation efforts in Bhutan,…  


UNDP announces new members of leadership team

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner welcomes the announcement today of the Secretary-General’s new appointments to his senior leadership team.  


German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development supports bold new pathway to development through 60 UNDP Accelerator Labs

UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, and the State Secretary for the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Martin Jaeger, unveiled a new global network of Accelerator Labs, embedded…  


The Lion's Share fund wins Grand Prix at Cannes Festival

The Lion’s Share Fund, a unique initiative which asks advertisers to contribute much-needed funds to support wildlife conservation and animal welfare across the globe, has won a Grand Prix at this…  

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