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Deutsche Post DHL Group and United Nations celebrate 10-year success story of public-private partnershipJan 27, 2016Deutsche Post DHL Group, the leading mail and logistics company, and the United Nations – represented by the United Nations Office for Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) – today celebrate a decade of successfully partnering in the areas of disaster preparedness and response.
UN agencies warn humanitarian needs growing in Syria and region: nearly US$8 billion urgently needed in 2016Jan 13, 2016With Syria’s war heading towards a 6th year and with no end to the conflict in sight, UN humanitarian and development agencies today appealed to member states for US$7.73 billion in vital new funding for 2016 to help 22.5 million people in Syria and across the region.
World's vulnerable open gateway to climate safe future at ParisNov 30, 2015Leaders of 30 nations seized day one of the Paris climate conference (COP21) by jointly issuing a historic declaration linking the hands of world's vulnerable countries across continents.
Breakthrough brings cost of HIV treatment to under 100$ per patient per yearNov 27, 2015UNDP has achieved significant reductions in the price of HIV medicines that it procures, bringing down the cost of the most common treatment to an unprecedented US$100 per patient per year in Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Mali, South Sudan, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Savings provide funds for additional 250,000 people on HIV treatment.
Vulnerable Countries to Adopt Issue Historic Joint Declaration at Open of Paris Climate SummitNov 27, 2015The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) will meet on Monday 30th November to adopt a historic Manila-Paris Declaration conveying what vulnerable countries want, commit and plan to accomplish to make the COP21 climate deal and follow-up a success.
Tackling Root Causes of Migration Critical to Ending CrisisNov 12, 2015Helen Clark was speaking at the opening of the Valletta Summit on Migration hosted by the European Union (EU) and the African Union in Malta from 11 – 12 November to discuss migration issues with African countries and other key countries concerned with the issue.
Pole2Paris: Cycling for the climate from the AntarcticNov 9, 2015Brown Bag Lunch - November 23rd 2015
Announcement: winners of the Voices2Paris ContestOct 27, 2015Five young journalists have been selected to join the upcoming climate change conference (COP21) in Paris in December. The journalists, winners of a ‘Voices2Paris’ storytelling contest run by UNDP and Oxfam, will help cover the conference and the critical issue of tackling climate change.
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.