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A new plan for a new era: UN development agency charts course for development in 21st century

UNDP today launched a new and ambitious blueprint for development in the 21st century at the United Nations headquarters in New York.

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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 Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, British Virgin…  

UN mourns passing of the Resident Coordinator in Sri Lanka

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Sri Lanka, Ms. Una McCauley, on 23 February 2018.  

Jaguar 2030 New York Statement

A high level forum, representing 11 jaguar range countries, and international and national partner organizations launched the Jaguar 2030 New York Declaration (HYPERLINK) today, at the United Nations…  

Call for Applications for 2018 SEED Low Carbon Awards

SEED is looking for the most promising, innovative and locally led start-up eco-inclusive enterprises making significant contributions to mitigating and/or adapting to climate change. Up to five 2018…  

Work for world development

We are ready to do remarkable things at UNDP and need the world’s top talent to be part of our new journey. We are building a new executive team with a focus on geographical balance, gender equity and…  

EU, UNDP cooperation key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has a major role to play in fulfilling the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and ending poverty,…  

UNDP Administrator: Lebanon’s development under pressures due to the Syria Crisis

Achim Steiner, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), warns of pressures on Lebanon’s social services, infrastructure and jobs due to the impact of the Syria Crisis as…  

Abdoulaye Mar Dieye to Head UNDP’s Global Policy Bureau

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner announced today the appointment of Abdoulaye Mar Dieye as the Assistant Secretary-General to lead UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support starting March 1,…  

Somali Leaders and the International Community Determined to Make Somalia Famine Resistant

One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response. Today, the country is marking…  

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