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UNDP remains the most transparent UN agency, according to new index

The 2020 Aid Transparency Index rated UNDP with a score of 96.6 out of 100. Increasing its rating by 1.2 points since the index was last published in…

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World Wildlife Day 2021 Film Showcase Announcement

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Jackson Wild, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that…  


Switzerland and Ghana sign historic agreement for Climate Action

The Government of Ghana and Switzerland signed a bilateral agreement today, which brings the cooperative approaches of the Paris Agreement to life. The bilateral agreement sets the framework…  


OECD and UNDP launch a plan to align global finance with sustainable development

OECD and UNDP launched a plan today, at the Paris Peace Forum, to help public and private actors identify and prioritize investments contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.  


Mongolia receives new $23.1 million GCF grant to strengthen climate resilience

With the new Green Climate Fund grant, UNDP-supported project will benefit close to one million vulnerable population, especially the herder communities of Mongolia.  


Costa Rica receives 54 million dollars for its leadership in conservation and action for climate

UNDP and the REDD+ Secretariat supports Costa Rica to develop the proposal to the Green Climate Fund.  


ICC joins The Lion’s Share Fund to harness private sector leadership to protect wildlife habitats

The International Chamber of Commerce will help advance the aims of The Lion’s Share Fund, an initiative co-founded by the UNDP, to encourage greater private sector investment in biodiversity…  


Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen to be first guest in a new UNDP series of talks on the Future of Development

UNDP will kick off a new series of quarterly dialogues with a conversation between Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner on Thursday, 12 November 2020 at 12pm EST.  


In Uzbekistan, UN agencies, banks, governments work to rebuild after pandemic

Seventeen UN agencies and six IFIs are working together in Uzbekistan to address COVID-19’s devastating impacts on the Central Asian republic—creating jobs, re-skilling migrant workers, delivering…  


UNDP at the Paris Peace Forum 2020

In less than a month, at the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum (PPF 11 -13 Nov 2020) the international community will gather to build forward better from the COVID-19 pandemic. All actors of…  


Padma Lakshmi, Alexis Ren and Ronen Rubinstein kick off UN Development Programme’s campaign to raise awareness of growing inequalities caused by COVID-19 and climate change

As the UN commemorates its 75th anniversary, UNDP is teaming up with celebrities and influencers to raise awareness of the alarming rate at which COVID-19 and climate change are increasing…