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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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Young people are key to preventing violent extremism, says new UNDP report

New report underscores the need for systematic participation of young people in decision-making and governance to prevent and respond to violent extremism.  


Fourth World Reconstruction Conference pledges to 'leave no-one behind'

More than 1000 participants attended the Fourth World Reconstruction Conference (WRC4), applying the pledge made by 193 countries in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to 'leave no one…  


Stocktaking of Sendai Framework targets: Making Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery Inclusive and Accessible for All

Government representatives, development practitioners and humanitarian actors from around the world will meet in Geneva next week at the Sixth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk…  


Groundbreaking new report underscores need for transformational change to safeguard life on earth

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services launched a groundbreaking report today showing an alarming decline in nature and its vital contributions to…  


UNDP Development Chief Calls for Action on Debt, Climate, & Inequality As Developing Countries Face Volatile Global Outlook

Increased financing and bold leadership are needed urgently to tackle climate change, rising inequality, and surging debt, as increased risks and vulnerabilities threaten economic growth globally.  


ADB, UNDP renew agreement to accelerate progress towards sustainable development

ADB and UNDP signed a five-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to accelerate progress towards sustainable development in Asia and the Pacific.  


Major New UN Report Calls for Overhaul of Global Financial System

Sixty-plus international organizations, led by the United Nations and including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank Group and World Trade Organization, jointly sounded the alarm Thursday…  


Nominations open for Youth Empowerment Policy Award

On the eve of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum and the 140th IPU Assembly, the World Future Council, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations Development…  


Game of Thrones star and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau visits Rwanda 25 years after genocide against the Tutsi

Game of Thrones star and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau had an unexpected revelation when he traveled to Rwanda.  


Southern development solutions ‘vital’ to multilateralism and sustainable progress, says UN Development Programme Chief

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner stressed the importance of increased cooperation among countries in the South to eradicate poverty and achieve sustainable progress.  

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