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UNDP and partners assess progress and challenges for Caribbean recovery six months after massive hurricanes

Six months after two of the most powerful hurricanes recorded over the Atlantic wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, women and men in island countries like…

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Green Finance Solutions for Global Goals

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Scottish-Government backed Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI), together with the New York Declaration on Forests Global Platform, gather…  

UNDP chief calls on business leaders to scale up work toward global goals

United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner called on business leaders and investors to scale up efforts to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), saying private sector…  

Call to Action: Be the 'Young Environmental Journalist'

The joint Swedish Environmental Protection Agency – UNDP Environmental Governance Programme (EGP) calls for 50 young volunteers to join the online campaign ‘Young Environmental Journalist’.  

UNDP Yemen Report

Ongoing conflict in Yemen has already reversed human development by 21 years, according to a UNDP-commissioned study released today.  

UNDP and World Bank launch two new operational agreements to advance collaboration on sustainable development worldwide

UNDP and the World Bank signed two milestone framework agreements to strengthen and streamline their cooperation at the country level.  

Ministerial Conference on Syria in Brussels

Video Statement by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator at Ministerial Conference on Syria in Brussels 14 March 2019  

Message by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Official Opening of Days of Dialogue in Brussels

Video Message by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator Official Opening of Days of Dialogue in Brussels March 13, 2019  

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…  

UN celebrates World Wildlife Day and 'Life below Water'

Leaders from UN Member States and international organizations gathered at United Nations Headquarters to celebrate the United Nations World Wildlife Day , under the theme 'Life below water: for people…  

The Seed Awards 2019

We are pleased to announce that SEED has launched the SEED Awards 2019. This year, up to 66 prize packages will be awarded to locally-driven early-stage enterprises, that leverage their innovative…  

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