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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.
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.
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.
UNDP and Switzerland to boost sustainable private sector development in AfricaSep 30, 2015Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 30 September 2015 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) have today signed a new agreement to bolster inclusive growth in Africa through private sector, inclusive business, and market development.
Championing the transition from the MDGs to the SDGsSep 25, 2015As the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit kicks off Friday, more than 150 world leaders will adopt the new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will support governments around the world in tackling the new agenda and taking it forward over the next 15 years.
Running health facilities on solar panels in remote rural ZambiaSep 24, 2015Since 2010, UNDP has, on behalf of the Zambian Ministry of Health and with support from the Global Fund, mobilized over $ 352 million to implement programmes aimed at contributing to the national response toward universal access to prevention, care and treatment of HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.