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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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Kanni Wignaraja joins UNDP senior leadership team

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner welcomed the appointment to his senior leadership team today of Kanni Wignaraja as the new Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and…  


GSG signs landmark agreement with UNDP

The Global Steering Group (GSG) for Impact Investment has signed an agreement with UNDP to work more closely together in achieving their shared vision to see all investment take impact into account…  


Endurance athlete Michael Haddad announces “North Pole Walk for Climate Action”

UNDP Goodwill Ambassador for Arab States Michael Haddad will attempt the extraordinary feat of walking 100 kilometres across the North Pole. His ambition: to focus attention on the devastating impact…  


UNDP and World Zakat Forum launch new partnership to unlock zakat for the SDGs

The World Zakat Forum (WZF) and UNDP signed a three-year memorandum of understanding to help national and international partners leverage and align new sources of financing for the SDGs  


UNDP teams up with iHeartMedia to raise awareness around the Sustainable Development Goals

Millions of people in the US and around the world are learning about the SDGs thanks to a public service announcement campaign launched across iHeartMedia, the number one audio company in America. The…  


In Washington, UN Development Chief calls for strong coalition to finance sustainable development

On the eve of the ‘Decade of Action for the SDGs’, Achim Steiner underscores need for investing in long-term structural transformation.  


Despite dangers, majority of irregular migrants from Africa to Europe would still travel: UNDP report

Landmark study gives voice to irregular migrants, and reveals strong links between migration and development  


New UNDP–Sweden partnership will support governance, peacebuilding and resilience

Sweden and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have entered a US$19.3 million partnership to strengthen work on governance, peacebuilding, crisis, and resilience.  


Future Policy Award 2019 crowns eight best policies empowering youth

Eight inspiring and impactful laws and policies aimed at empowering young people to build a fair and sustainable future are being awarded the Future Policy Award 2019. Selected from among 67…  


Nominations for the 2020 Oslo Business for Peace Award now open

Together with its partners at the International Chamber of Commerce, Principles for Responsible Investment, United Nations Development Programme, and United Nations Global Compact, the Business for…  

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