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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.
New Swiss-Funded Project to Help Restore the Health of the Strumica River BasinJul 15, 2015A new six-year project aiming at restoring the Health of the Strumica River Basin got underway today and will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in partnership with national and local institutions with the generous financial support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
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.
UNDP’s Drogba vs Malaria campaign wins EACA Care AwardJun 24, 2015The animated video featuring UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba which calls for support to end malaria won the Care Award of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA), which recognizes social campaigns promoting care for people, resources and the environment.
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.
UNDP takes place in the European Development Days and Green WeekJun 3, 2015This week, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will participate in European Development Days and Green Week - events starting today in Brussels that focus on European nations’ engagement on development cooperation and environment policy issues.