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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.
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.
Africa: making growth more inclusive hinges on unlocking potential of local economiesMay 25, 2015A report calls for strengthening skills and education, addressing exclusion through the development of targeted social protection measures, and promoting universal access to sustainable energy and technology.
UNDP and UNAIDS back efforts by least-developed countries to secure sustainable access to treatmentMay 21, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) would like to call attention to the urgent and compelling case for the international community to take all measures possible to protect the health of people living in least-developed countries (LDCs).
UNDP announces ‘5-10-50’ – new global programme in support of disaster resilienceMar 17, 2015The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has announced a new 10-year global programme in support of country efforts to reduce the risk of disasters.
Cafu, Barthez, Seedorf and referee Collina to join Zidane and Ronaldo in 12th Match Against PovertyMar 16, 2015Legendary six-time World Referee winner, Pierluigi Collina along with international football players Cafu, Fabien Barthez, Clarence Seedorf and Edwin van der Sar are among the personalities that have confirmed they will join Zinédine Zidane and Ronaldo at the 12th Annual Match Against Poverty taking place on 20 April at the Geoffroy-Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, France.
Ebola: West African Countries and Partners Outline Roadmap for Recovery Mar 3, 2015As the international community works to get to zero Ebola cases in West Africa, the international community must work with Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone to address the underlying causes of the crisis said the UN’s development chief today at the Ebola Conference hosted by the European Union in Brussels.
Football legends Ronaldo, Zidane to play against ASSE All Stars to score for Ebola recovery Feb 12, 2015Football legends and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane will team up with other football stars for a match against an ASSE All Stars team to help boost Ebola recovery efforts at the 12th Match against Poverty.
126 million additional funding announced to fight HIV in ZimbabweJan 26, 2015A new agreement reached in Zimbabwe by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is set to provide a major boost in the fight against HIV and AIDs in the country, which is among the hardest hit by the virus in sub-Saharan Africa.