UNDP and Global Fund grant to fight drug-resistant TB in Bolivia with focus on prison populations
Feb 8, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund announced a new US$11 million grant to fight tuberculosis (TB) in Bolivia. Aiming to strengthen detection, diagnosis and treatment of TB in the South American country, the funds will focus on TB/HIV co-infections, drug resistant TB, and TB in Bolivian prison populations.
Private sector networks from across the world come together to prevent and respond to crises
Feb 7, 2017
Business networks from 12 countries - members of the Connecting Business initiative (CBi) - are coming together today in the first CBi Annual Event to identify opportunities for collaboration and share their experiences to disaster risk reduction, emergency response and recovery.
Nepal’s airports prepare for future natural disasters
Jan 30, 2017
A four-day training and assessment programme involving airport authorities, military and humanitarian partners is being held to develop a customized disaster response action plan for Tribhuvan International Airport and Nepalgunj Airport
UNDP and Deutsche Post DHL Group join forces to train staff from King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba on effective disaster response
Dec 13, 2016
Deutsche Post DHL Group and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) are conducting their joint disaster prevention training, known as Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD), from December 13 to 15 at King Hussein International Airport in Aqaba, Jordan.
Towards Enhancing the Treatment of Patients in Sudan: UNDP and Ministry of Health Reach an Agreement on Broad-scale Procurement of Essential Medicines
Nov 27, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of International Cooperation and the Ministry of Health have reached in March 2016 a breakthrough agreement on broad-scale procurement of medicines, medical and laboratory equipment and consumables aiming to extensively increase access to treatment of patients in Sudan.
UN Report: 1.5 Degree Limit to Improve Growth, Jobs and Safety
Nov 16, 2016
UNDP issued today a report commissioned by the CVF, independently developed together with climate science and policy institute, Climate Analytics, entitled Low Carbon Monitor at the UN Climate Change Conference at Marrakech (UNFCCC COP22) that examines benefits and opportunities of limiting warming to 1.5°C as enshrined in the goal of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
South-south conference concludes with appeal for increased collaboration among developing countries
Nov 7, 2016
More than 700 delegates from 90 countries confront critical challenges to achieving the “Global Goals” of sustainable development.
Green Climate Fund approves the first proposal to reduce emissions from deforestation and support forest conservation in Ecuador
Oct 20, 2016
The proposal elaborated by the Ecuador Ministry of Environment with the support of the UNDP REDD team consists of a grant of US$ 41.2 million to finance the implementation of Ecuador’s REDD+ action plan.
UNDP and Global Fund sign a new $7 million grant to address human rights barriers to HIV services in eight Caribbean countries
Oct 3, 2016
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund have signed a new US$7 million grant to address human rights barriers to HIV services in eight Caribbean countries – Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. The funds will focus on promoting and protecting human rights and access to HIV services for key populations such as men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, marginalized young people and those using drugs, all of whom often bear the highest burden of HIV infection in the region.
Forest Whitaker and Andrea Bocelli join Ban Ki-moon at the UN to shine a spotlight on progress of the global goals, one year on
Sep 16, 2016
Next week will mark the first anniversary of the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, signed by 193 world leaders on 25th September 2015 at the UN General Assembly.