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  • Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Jun 19, 2017

    The UN Development Programme today welcomed Achim Steiner as he begins a four-year term as Administrator of the Organization. Mr. Steiner’s appointment as the new head of the UN’s lead development agency was confirmed by the UN General Assembly in April this year, following his nomination by Secretary-General António Guterres.

  • Today more than one million mosquito nets will be distributed in Guinea-Bissau May 31, 2017

    Between 31 May and June 4th, more than 5,000 community health workers and volunteers will distribute impregnated mosquito nets to over 2 million people at 1,500 distribution points throughout the country in the fight against malaria.

  • Tobacco kills more than 7 million people per year and is costing the world economy USD 1.4 trillion annually May 26, 2017

    A new report from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Secretariat of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) echoes the theme of this year’s World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2017: Tobacco - a threat to development.

  • Impact Hub and UNDP launch the 2017 edition of Accelerate2030 May 3, 2017

    Today Impact Hub and UNDP have announced the launch of the second edition of Accelerate2030, an international cross-border scaling program for impact-driven ventures.

  • Boosting entrepreneurial morale in Macedonia breeds initiative May 2, 2017

    In the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, social exclusion has been identified as a leading cause for unemployment and financial insecurity amongst the Roma community. With Roma unemployment and joblessness rates at least twice as high compared with non-Roma populations, the obstacles can seem daunting.

  • Social Inclusion through education: meet a physicist to be May 2, 2017

    Five months ago, UNDP with funds from the Government of Switzerland, made a thorough renovation of the resource center at the Institute. This included a modern laboratory to produce Braille books equipped with tools to emboss and print literature and the renovation of the audio-recording studio.

  • Empowering women Police Officers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa May 1, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commenced the Strengthening Rule of Law project (SRLP) in 2012 in post-crisis Malakand Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The project supports institutions tasked with ensuring the rule of law to help them provide quality justice that is accessible, affordable and fair, and by extension, to foster trust between communities and justice providers.

  • Women lawyers take the lead in Swat May 1, 2017

    Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Rule Of Law project aimed to built trust in legal institutions in areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that had been affected by insecurity and fighting between militants and the government. In an area where women had been denied their rights, establishing a cohort of female lawyers who could provide legal assistance to their sisters was a priority.

  • Turkish football legends to play international stars in fundraiser for Syrian refugees Apr 28, 2017

    Galatasaray, Turkish Airlines and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) team up to leave no-one behind in Turkey’s South-East.

  • UNDP, Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo join forces to support innovative solutions to climate change challenges Apr 25, 2017

    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. The partnership will also provide financial support to innovative projects that address urban environmental challenges with campaign messages about the adverse effects of climate change and ways all of us can reduce CO2 emissions.