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Ambassador Paul Seger on priorities of Swiss development cooperationJun 29, 2015Permanent Representative of Switzerland to the United Nations Paul Seger explains relationships between UNDP and Switzerland and their joint interest for development.
A child's first words in AlbaniaJun 29, 2015When Kevin’s mother went to pick him up from their local center for people with disabilities, she fainted when heard it. “Mama,” he said. It was the first time in the six years of his life. Diagnosed autistic at two-years-old, no one ever believed Kevin would be able to verbalize anything.
UN agencies and partners say funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees and host nations without vital support Jun 25, 2015Amman, Jordan: A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in neighbouring countries, according to a report released today.
Statement by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on Pope Francis encyclical on environment and the poorJun 18, 2015Helen Clark welcomes Pope Francis' very important contribution to the climate change debate through his encyclical on the environment and the poor.
Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator Speech at re-Launching of UNDP’s Oslo Governance CentreJun 12, 2015I am delighted to join you today at this official re-opening of UNDP’s Oslo Governance Centre. This event and the existence of the Centre here in Oslo are testament to UNDP and Norway’s strong and longstanding partnership on development. Norway is UNDP’s largest core funder, an active member of our governing body, and an advocate of our work around the world.
International Human Rights Community urges heightened Ambition at COP21Jun 10, 2015Climate vulnerable states and civil society experts called today world leaders to seize the opportunity of COP21 in Paris to reinforce the protection and fulfillment of human rights.
US$ 21 million urgently needed for Central African Republic elections Jun 8, 2015Urgent financing is required to finalize preparations for the upcoming general elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), representatives from the United Nations said today.
UNDP and Canada partner to favor recovery in the Philippines Jun 8, 2015In aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms recorded on the planet, the Quebec Wood Export Bureau (QWEB) and UNDP have partnered to provide municipal building solutions to the people of Guiuan in the Philippines.
UNDP helps Ebola Emergency Response workers get paidMay 27, 2015In the Ebola epicenter countries of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia, UNDP helps more than 100,000 Emergency Response Workers get paid.