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UNDP remains the most transparent UN agency, according to new index

The 2020 Aid Transparency Index rated UNDP with a score of 96.6 out of 100. Increasing its rating by 1.2 points since the index was last published in…

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Call for nominations: Equator Prize 2021

The UNDP-led Equator Initiative announces its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2021 on the eve of the Earth Day. This worldwide outreach effort aims to identify exceptional local…  


UNDP and GISD Alliance Launch ‘SDG Investor Platform’ to unlock trillions on SDG-Aligned Investment Globally

UNDP and GISD Alliance launched the ‘SDG Investor Platform,’ an innovative tool to facilitate private sector investments that contribute to furthering the Sustainable Development Goals.  


UN calls for urgent action on debt, vaccines, around the world

The United Nations called this week for expanded debt relief to all developing countries that request it and faster, more equitable COVID-19 vaccinations to tackle “unprecedented” fallout from the…  


Usha Rao-Monari assumes role as new Associate Administrator for the United Nations Development Programme

Ms. Usha Rao-Monari of India officially began in her role today as Under-Secretary-General and Associate Administrator of UNDP, following her appointment by United Nations Secretary-General António…  


New UNDP study reveals the magnitude of limited debt relief eligibility for developing economies

Two-thirds of external ‘debt service at risk’ is not covered by current relief initiatives, putting at risk years of progress on poverty and the future resources needed to deal with climate change  


United Nations chiefs urge donors to support record appeals for Syrians and the region

On the eve of the fifth Brussels conference for Syria, the United Nations humanitarian, refugee and development chiefs have urged international donors to step up and stand with the millions of people…  


Women’s absence from COVID-19 task forces will perpetuate gender divide, says UNDP, UN Women

Women, on average, still make up only 24 percent of members among 225 COVID-19 task forces examined across 137 countries, as shown by the COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker tool that analyzes…  


UNDP launches Gender and Crisis Engagement Facility

New initiative launched on International Women’s Day to support stronger leadership role for women in crisis contexts  


COVID-19 eroding social cohesion and triggering rise in civil unrest in crisis-affected countries, alert UNDP, g7+

New York, 11 March 2021 – With over 2.6 million dead and 117 million infections, no country in the world has remained untouched by COVID-19.