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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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EIF and UNDP to strengthen cooperation for sustainable finance

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, and the Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund (EIF), Alain Godard, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which re-affirms the organisations’…  


Migrants essential to recovery of global development post COVID-19

As borders re-open slowly, a new UNDP report illustrates how governments can shape migration to benefit development and boost recovery. Legal pathways, cheaper remittances, guaranteeing women’s rights…  



UN calls for comprehensive debt standstill in all developing countries

Poor and middle-income countries need bold new mechanisms to dig out of crushing debt, sharply worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on “green,” sustainable recovery, a senior UN official…  


UNDP and Japan engage Sahelian voices to put the humanitarian, development and peace nexus to action

High-ranking government representatives from Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, joined by Sahelian heads of industry, African philanthropic foundations, young innovators, and youth leaders, yesterday…  


UNDP issues new guidance for private equity funds to look beyond bottom line

A new set of Standards released by the UNDP lays out how private equity funds can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals - the world’s blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable…  


In Ecuador, COVID-19 could cause 11 percent dive in GDP this year

Ecuador, the first Latin American country hit by COVID-19, was already struggling as a result of the global oil crisis and could now see GDP plunge 11 percent this year, a new UN assessment has found.  


Global coronavirus death toll passes 1 million

The world passed a grim milestone this week as the World Health Organization announced that 1 million people have now died from the coronavirus.  


2020 Equator Prize winners show nature-based solutions ahead of UN Biodiversity Summit

The 11th Equator Prize Award Ceremony honored 10 Indigenous and local communities from across the world in a virtual gala event, delivering a powerful message of local leadership to the UN…  


World Leaders Pledge at the ‘Nature for Life Hub’ ahead of UN Biodiversity Summit

More than 20 Heads of State and Government and 6 Ministers committed to a Leaders Pledge for Nature at the Nature for Life Hub, Day 3 — the Global Ambition Day. With signatories from five nations…  

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