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UN’s Health and Development Agencies Join Forces for Good Health for All

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to…

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Half of world’s poor are children

Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released today by the United Nations Development…  


New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern & Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee join 2018 Social Good Summit lineup

It’s not every day that you get the chance to hear from international heads of government alongside comedians, Nobel laureates and Bollywood stars alike. But then, the Social Good Summit isn’t your…  


UNDP mobilized US$25 million, restored buildings and boosted preparedness in hurricane-affected Caribbean

(UNDP helped mobilize US$25 million, supported the revision and use of improved building codes and restored over 800 buildings for the most at-need people in Dominica and Antigua and Barbuda, some of…  


Global Climate Action Summit nominates two UNDP Equator Prize Winners as Climate Trailblazers

UNDP is proud to announce that two Equator Prize winner representatives are among the 22 Climate Trailblazers nominated by the Global Climate Action Summit organizers, which takes place in San…  


Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to join ‘Pathway to Paris’ concert for climate action in San Francisco

Emmy-nominated star and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will join the concert for climate action at The Masonic in San Francisco on Friday 14…  


Global gathering of artisanal and small-scale miners charts new vision for sustainable development

Over 500 people from more than 70 countries have assembled in Livingstone, Zambia for the International Conference on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining and Quarrying (ASM18) to chart a vision for…  


UNDP Welcomes Germany’s 60% Increase in Core Contributions

UNDP has welcomed a significantly increased contribution of 40 million EUR for 2018 by the German government to the organization’s regular resource, a 60% increase from 2017.  


UNDP welcomes Japan’s increased contribution to core funding

UNDP has welcomed the Government of Japan’s contribution to the organisation’s regular resource of 7.16 billion JPY for 2018.  


UNDP joins call for climate action by UN Secretary-General António Guterres

UNDP welcomed a landmark speech by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in which he said that climate change is “the defining issue of our time – and we are at a defining moment”.  


Latest Human Development Index to be released on 14 September 2018

The Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical Update, which includes UNDP’s signature index, the Human Development Index , will be released on 14 September 2018 at 10 am EST.  

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