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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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UNDP mourns passing of colleague in Afghanistan

It is with profound sadness that the United Nations Development Programme announce the recent passing of our dear friend and colleague, Anil Raj, an American national in Kabul, Afghanistan this week.  


Wildlife films to animate the 'biodiversity super year'

The Secretariats of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Development Programme…  


Statement by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner

I am deeply saddened by the tragic death of our UNDP colleague when the vehicle he and two other UNDP colleagues were traveling in was attacked in Kabul, Afghanistan on Sunday.  


United Nations Secretary-General voices support for “North Pole Walk for Climate Action”

UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed support for the North Pole Walk for Climate Action, an effort by Lebanese endurance athlete Michael Haddad to focus attention on the devastating impact…  


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.  

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