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.
UNDP calls for increased support for resilience in Yemen
Apr 24, 2017
As the international community convenes for a pledging conference on Yemen tomorrow, the United Nations Development Programme urges strong support from international partners to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen.
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator
Apr 19, 2017
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.
Modeling sustainable farming practices for healthier futures in Strumica River Basin
Apr 18, 2017
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.
Giving birth is not anymore a cause of fright, in Slobozia, Moldova
Apr 14, 2017
Slobozia hospital was built three decades ago. Since then, its maternity ward had only seen minor facelifts. The need to provide proper conditions for mothers and newborns was growing more and more pressing each day: doors, heating system, plumbing, as well as medical equipment were old and often out of order.
More than two million Liberians register to vote, almost half are women
Apr 12, 2017
Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half of those registered are women.
Social and economic costs of Zika could reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean
Apr 6, 2017
The socio-economic cost of the recent spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean will total an estimated US$7-18 billion between 2015 and 2017, according to an impact assessment launched today by UNDP, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk, as Brussels Syria Conference set to open
Apr 4, 2017
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.
Tackling TB in Kyrgyzstan’s prisons
Mar 24, 2017
In 2015, an estimated 10.4 million people fell ill with TB globally. UNDP and Global Fund supported programmes have successfully treated 866,000 TB cases, including 17,700 cases of MDR-TB. Aziz joined one of these programmes and told us his story.
World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report
Mar 21, 2017
Millions of people are not benefiting from progress, with the gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.