UNDP and UNOSAT join forces to leverage the power of satellite imagery analysis in support of crisis management
Oct 10, 2017
UNOSAT and UNDP will cooperate in the areas of early warning and preparedness, risk assessments and recovery planning at country level.
Kazakh airports prepare to support disaster relief efforts
Sep 18, 2017
Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP conduct a five-day disaster preparedness training and assessment program at Almaty International Airport.
Journey of young Africans into violent extremism marked by poverty and deprivation
Sep 7, 2017
Deprivation and marginalization, underpinned by weak governance, are primary forces driving young Africans into violent extremism, according to a comprehensive new study by UNDP – the first study of its kind.
Maldives airports prepare action plan to cope with future natural disasters
Aug 13, 2017
Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will support the Maldives authorities in their efforts to build resilience against future natural disasters.
Gabon commits to protect its forests, gets funds to reduce emissions by 50%
Jun 27, 2017
Today the Government of Gabon and the Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) signed a Letter of Intent for 18 million US dollars to protect the country’s forests and accelerate the fight against climate change.
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.
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.