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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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SDGs and Her Initiative Winners of 2019 Global Competition

Today, the global SDGs and Her Competition announced the winners of the 2019 global competition. The contest– co-sponsored by the World Bank Group, UNDP, UN Women, and the Wharton School’s Zicklin…  

Human Rights and Drug Policy

A coalition of UN Member States, UN entities and leading human rights experts meeting at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs launched today, a landmark set of international legal standards to transform…  

Ghana to kick start Africa Climate Week

Top-ranking government officials, policy makers and ministerial representatives from across the world will be in Ghana for the Africa Climate Week from 18-22 March. Multi-lateral organisations such as…  

The Lion's Share Fund partners with JCDecaux, the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide

JCDecaux, the number one outdoor advertising company worldwide, is to join The Lion’s Share Fund, a unique initiative raising much-needed funds to support wildlife conservation across the globe.  

UNDP presents His Majesty the King of Bhutan a Special Award of Recognition

UNDP today presented a Special Recognition Award to His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, of Bhutan, for his leadership in advancing human development and the wellbeing of Bhutanese people  

United Nations calls for sustained support to Syrians and the region ahead of Brussels conference

On the eve of the foreign ministers’ meeting at the third Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region, three UN Principals today warned that the Syria crisis is not yet over…  

UNDP statement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic loss in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 of our dear colleague Shikha Garg.  

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner statement on Ethiopian Airlines crash

The Administrator was very saddened by the tragic loss of life after the crash of Ethiopia Airlines flight 302 today near Addis Ababa, and extended his condolences to the victims' families and…  

On the Eve of International Women’s Day, UNDP Appoints New Goodwill Ambassador to Fight Inequality: Top Chef Star Padma Lakshmi

UNDP today appointed Emmy-nominated television personality, award-winning author and internationally acclaimed food expert Padma Lakshmi as its newest Goodwill Ambassador.  

Eurasia’s off-the-radar communities find a spotlight in new online magazine

From farmers protecting their homes close to the Aral Sea, to the rebirth of Belarus’s Jewish community, “Voyages” goes in search of under-reported tales of struggle and resolve.  

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