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Italy Prime Minister Conte Opens Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development in Rome

This Centre will provide a fast-track, demand-driven mechanism for African countries to access grant resources that support policies, initiatives, and best practices on climate change, food security,…  


Exceeding expectations in Katowice

When ministers concluded negotiations on Sunday morning, 30 hours beyond the allotted time frame, a final deal on climate action at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 24) in Katowice,…  


Innovation, technology, multilateralism key topics at Doha Forum

The power of technology, the importance of innovation and the need for a multilateral approach to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals were key themes raised by UNDP chief Achim Steiner at the…  


Qatar commits 16 million to UNDP in multiyear agreement

UNDP has welcomed a two-year commitment by the government of Qatar for $16 million to its 2019 and 2020 core resources and an additional $20 million to help fund UNDP’s Accelerator Labs and become a…  


Germany significantly increases funding to UNDP

UNDP has welcomed a further 25% increase in funding from the German government to its 2019 core resources, which follows a 60% increase for 2018.  


UN And Partners Launch Plan To Support Syrian Refugees And Countries Hosting Them As Number Of Syrian Refugee New-Borns Reaches One Million Mark

“These one million children have largely been born into a situation where poverty and unemployment are common, early marriage and child labour occur, and an education is not always secure” said Amin…  


Pedro Conceição to lead ‘reset’ of UNDP’s Human Development Report

UNDP’s iconic Human Development Report will get a reboot over the next year led by a new Director, Pedro Conceição.  


Media Advisory: First Ever Investment COP Calls for Increased Private Sector Engagement for Climate Action

The two-day Investment COP will kick off on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018, at the Vienna House Easy Angelo hotel in Katowice, Poland.  


UNDP selects next generation of leadership worldwide

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) made a significant leap forward in preparing to play a crucial role in the implementation of the Secretary-General’s reform of the United Nations…  


Immediate action is needed to step up climate adaptation in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Climate change impacts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia currently cost billions of dollars in lost productivity and could keep mounting over the next few years, according to a new report released at…  

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