Nepal's Airport Gets Ready for Disasters

A four-day training and assessment programme involving airport authorities, military and humanitarian partners is being held to develop a customized disaster response action plan for Tribhuvan International Airport and Nepalgunj Airport

14 moments that defined global development in 2016

From a devastating war in Syria to a historic peace deal in Colombia; from the hopeful ratification of the Paris Agreement to the urgency of the sinking Maldives due to sea level rise, 2016 has been a year of contrasts, and UNDP has been present over 140 countries helping communities shape development.

UNDP and Deutsche Post DHL Group join forces to train staff from King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba on effective disaster response

Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are conducting their joint disaster prevention training, known as Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD), from December 13 to 15 at King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba, Jordan.

Private sector networks from across the world come together to prevent and respond to crises

Business networks from 12 countries - members of the Connecting Business initiative (CBi) - are coming together today in the first CBi Annual Event to identify opportunities for collaboration and share their experiences to disaster risk reduction, emergency response and recovery.

UNDP and Global Fund grant to fight drug-resistant TB in Bolivia with focus on prison populations

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) announced a new US$11 million grant to fight tuberculosis (TB) in Bolivia.

Fear and cajoling in Kabul: Bringing HIV services to high risk groups

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.

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Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti on 4 October, causing widespread damage. 1.3 million people are affected and 750,000 need immediate assistance.