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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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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…  

UNDP, FINCH, Mars, Nielsen, BBDO, The Economist Group and JCDecaux celebrate first anniversary of The Lion’s Share as insurance giant IAG joins innovative fund to support animals and conservation

UNDP, founders FINCH and founding partner Mars, Incorporated today celebrated the first year of The Lion’s Share, an innovative and unique initiative to support wildlife conservation and animal…  

UNDP and IsDB strengthen partnership to support Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP and Islamic Development Bank launched a renewed action plan to strengthen collaboration in support of national efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  

UNDP’s support to the Bahamas

Statement by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator  

UNDP, Hilton Foundation launch new platform to support smart, inclusive cities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, and partners today launched City2City.Network, a new platform aimed at helping cities manage challenges strategically—and…  

Prolonged conflict would make Yemen the poorest country in the world, UNDP study says

Yemen will become the poorest country in the world if its conflict goes on through 2022, a new report by UNDP projects.  

United Nations Secretary-General's task force issues interim report of findings on power of fintech to advance sustainable development

UNDP chief Achim Steiner and Maria Ramos, recently retired chief executive of Absa Group Ltd., today announced release of Harnessing Digitalization in Financing the Sustainable Development Goals.  

Digital technologies are revolutionizing global development, UNDP chief says

New digital technologies are emerging and converging faster all the time and offering quicker, smarter solutions to tackle the world’s toughest challenges, UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner said today.  

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