Meeting the targets set out by the Paris Agreement will not only help address rising global temperatures but also enable a host of other benefits, from food to jobs to health and sustainable growth.
To try to extend the reach of testing services, particularly among injecting drug users and other high-risk groups, UNDP and the Global Fund support 36 drop-in centres across Afghanistan that provide voluntary HIV counselling and testing. They also offer advice on methadone replacement therapy and supply anti-retroviral medicine.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health have reached in March 2016 a breakthrough agreement on broad-scale procurement of medicines, medical and laboratory equipment and consumables aiming to extensively increase access to treatment of patients in Sudan.
More than 700 delegates from 90 countries confront critical challenges to achieving the “Global Goals” of sustainable development.
Financial systems for agricultural activities inadvertently contribute to environmental degradation by being blind to unsustainable use of natural resources. With a few tweaks, eco-conscious loans for agriculture could play an important role in protecting the environment and climate.
Urbanization represents a fundamental change in global development and requires a similarly fundamental response.
Where others see rubbish, garbage and waste, the team at Diseclar see furniture. Thanks to an inventive manufacturing process they have been able to successfully turn waste materials into stylish furniture that can be used inside and outdoors.
Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October, causing widespread damage. 1.3 million people are affected and 750,000 need immediate assistance.
We are at a very important moment in modern history, an inflection point, meaning that things are going to be very different in the future than they have been in the past.