Yemen needs broad support to stop its crisis

Fragile, impoverished Yemen already ranked among the world’s poorest countries when political transition erupted into all-out war two years ago. To make things worse, the country is also suffering the largest food security crisis worldwide. It will take far more than emergency aid to address one of the worst food and humanitarian emergencies in recent memory.

UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.

UNDP, Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo join forces to support innovative solutions to climate change challenges

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ofo, a Beijing-based start-up company that has become the world’s first and largest bike sharing platform, are joining forces to raise public awareness about climate change.

Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk, as Brussels Syria Conference set to open

As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UNHCR and UNDP are extremely concerned by the current low funding levels of the response to help millions of Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them.

BLOG - Islamic Finance: An Innovative Avenue For Financing The Sustainable Development Goals

The Islamic Development Bank and UNDP have established the Global Islamic Finance and Impact Investing Platform (GIFIIP). The Platform acts as a knowledge hub, a forum for policy dialogue and advocacy, and a marketplace for deal sourcing and matchmaking.

Modeling sustainable farming practices for healthier futures in Strumica River Basin

Five years ago, when Sofce was just completing her education, she made the decision to continue in her family’s footsteps and build her career in farming. But this decision was not as straightforward as it had been for her parents and grandparents. For one thing, the long-term future of farming in the region was now in question because of changes in the water quality of the river basin.

Social and economic costs of Zika could reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean

The epidemic will have a long-term impact, disproportionately affecting the poorest and most vulnerable communities, and could contribute to widening inequalities in the region.

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