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Twenty Ministers of Finance agree on financial mechanisms to foster greater investment in climate resiliencyOct 8, 2015Finance Ministers of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20) representing close to 700 million people threatened by climate change and spanning world regions, held their inaugural meeting on 8 October 2015 in Lima, Peru.
Twenty Ministers of Finance Call to action on climate change to help world’s vulnerable countriesOct 5, 2015Finance Ministers from 20 vulnerable countries, representing close to 700 million people across the globe, have joined forces to create the V20, representing economic and financial interests of nations highly at risk due to climate change.
UNDP and Switzerland to boost sustainable private sector development in Africa Sep 30, 2015Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 September 2015 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) have today signed a new agreement to bolster inclusive growth in Africa through private sector, inclusive business, and market development.
Championing the transition from the MDGs to the SDGs Sep 25, 2015As the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit kicks off Friday, more than 150 world leaders will adopt the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will support governments around the world in tackling the new agenda and taking it forward over the next 15 years.
Running health facilities on solar panels in remote rural ZambiaSep 24, 2015Since 2010, UNDP has, on behalf of the Zambian Ministry of Health and with support from the Global Fund, mobilized over $ 352 million to implement programmes aimed at contributing to the national response toward universal access to prevention, care and treatment of HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
UNDP Climate Change Storytelling Contest: Oxfam supports journalists’ participation with additional fellowshipsSep 15, 2015Oxfam will support the Voice2Paris global storytelling contest launched in August by the United National Development Programme (UNDP) by providing three additional fellowships for participating journalists to cover the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP21, in Paris in December.
UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.
US$ 41 million Announced for HIV/Tuberculosis and Poverty Response in SudanAug 5, 2015Two new agreements reached in Sudan by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), the Federal Ministry of Health and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to halt spread of HIV among most at risk Sudanese population and keep TB under control.
US$ 17 million to fight HIV,TB and malaria in the Pacific RegionAug 4, 2015Two new agreements reached in the Pacific by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) are set to provide a major boost in the fight against the three diseases in the Pacific region.
20,000 kilometres running and cycling to save the planetAug 3, 2015Young scientists travel across the globe to talk about climate change and bridge the gap between science and society, ahead of COP21.