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Climate change is hurting workers and economiesApr 28, 2016Rising temperatures are cutting labour productivity and worsening workers’ health - making heat one of the biggest social and economic impacts of climate change, according to a new paper released today as part of International Workers’ Memorial Day.
Sudan to receive additional $30 million to “End Malaria for Good”Apr 28, 2016Sudan will receive additional support from the Global Fund to expand timely diagnosis and treatment of malaria, and procure more insecticide treated bed nets. The Grant Approval Committee of the Global Fund recently agreed to increase its support by $30 million to Sudan, bringing the 2015-2017 grant to $116 million.
Signature of US$200 million agrement for DRC forests take place in Geneva on April 22Apr 22, 2016Major Agreement between CAFI and the DRC sets best practices to prevent tree loss and ensure sustainable development.
UNDP tops global index for international aid transparency for second consecutive yearApr 12, 2016UNDP remains the most transparent aid organisation in the world, according to a leading global ranking released today.
New Grant to Support Efforts to Prevent and Treat Malaria in Guinea-BissauApr 7, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) today signed a EUR 16.4 million grant to prevent and treat malaria among the country’s most vulnerable populations, specifically pregnant women, children under five and health workers. The new grant will run until end of 2017 in partnership with the Government of Guinea Bissau.
Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP bring disaster preparedness expertise to Chennai International AirportApr 4, 2016Get Airports Ready for Disaster program will prepare airport to function as critical aid logistics hub, maintain operation during disasters.
Chad intensifies programme to halt its leading cause of death and diseaseMar 8, 2016A new funding agreement, totaling EUR 59 million, has been signed between UNDP and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
UNDP Supports Costa Rica’s Pineapple Sector to Take Critical Steps Towards SustainabilityMar 3, 2016One of the world’s biggest pineapple producing countries – Costa Rica – has officially adopted a widely endorsed action plan to tackle serious social and environmental concerns in this critical sector, worth US$ 800 million to the national economy.
Germany’s Environment Ministry Announces Support for UNDP Assistance to Nations Vulnerable to Climate ChangeFeb 29, 2016US $830,000 grant from the Government of Germany to support the Philippines and other highly vulnerable countries in implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change.
UNDP at 50: World must step up to beat poverty by 2030Feb 23, 2016Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals is only possible with a broad coalition of leaders from government, civil society, multilaterals and the private sector, said Helen Clark.