Urgent action needed on Ebola to prevent reversal of years of development gains
Sep 25, 2014
Massive assistance for affected countries is needed to prevent Ebola from shutting down economies and reversing years of development efforts, said Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, at a high-level event at the United Nations on the deadly disease.
Governments, Business, Civil Society and Indigenous Leaders Pledge to End Loss of Forests
Sep 25, 2014
An innovative public-private partnership of multinationals, governments, civil society and indigenous peoples today pledged to cut the loss of forests in half by 2020 and end it a decade later in 2030 – a move that will eliminate the emission of between 4.5 and 8.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year.
International Forum Calls for Focus on Disaster Recovery
Sep 12, 2014
Globally, natural disasters have caused damages of nearly $4 trillion over the past 30 years—and the frequency and intensity of these powerful storms, droughts and earthquakes continue to rise.
UNDP steps up Ebola fight in Liberia as UN issues appeal to tackle national emergency
Aug 11, 2014
Monrovia, 12 August -- Issuing a comprehensive appeal, the United Nations system in Liberia today said up to USD 33 million were needed to support Liberia’s national response to the Ebola disease.
Women pivotal to bringing lasting peace to countries in conflict
Aug 1, 2014
Women activists from 11 countries across the Arab region convened today to identify means to support women’s participation in peace making and ensure women’s protection from all forms of violence during times of conflict and emergency.
2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor, warns 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilience
Jul 24, 2014
Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report, launched here today by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and Director of the Human Development Report Office Khalid Malik.
Outcomes of the 10-year review of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme
Mar 25, 2014
The tenth anniversary of the Strategic Partnership Agreement between UNDP and the EU, jointly signed in 2004, was observed in February 2014. To mark this occasion, UNDP launched a 10-year report on its partnership with the EU with held discussions with DEVCO to review the status and identify areas for future collaboration.
UNDP leads multilateral organizations in global aid transparency
Oct 23, 2013
UNDP is the top-ranked multilateral organization in aid transparency according to a leading global ranking released on 23 October 2013.
2013 – A Defining Moment for Achieving the MDGs
Sep 24, 2013
Global leaders urgently call for the continued need to accelerate progress to address widening disparities
Education, Health Care, Honest and Responsive Government, and Jobs Top Priorities for People Worldwide, UN Report
Sep 10, 2013
The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than 1.3 million people in all 193 UN Member States since August 2012 in an effort to identify priorities for the post-2015 development agenda that will succeed the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).