Impact Hub and UNDP launch the 2017 edition of Accelerate2030
May 3, 2017
Today Impact Hub and UNDP have announced the launch of the second edition of Accelerate2030, an international cross-border scaling program for impact-driven ventures.
UNDP calls for increased support for resilience in Yemen
Apr 24, 2017
As the international community convenes for a pledging conference on Yemen tomorrow, the United Nations Development Programme urges strong support from international partners to ease the suffering of the people of Yemen.
More than two million Liberians register to vote, almost half are women
Apr 12, 2017
Approximately 2.1 million Liberians have registered to vote in the upcoming October 2017 presidential and legislative elections, according to provisional results. Almost half of those registered are women.
Social and economic costs of Zika could reach up to US$ 18 billion in Latin America and the Caribbean
Apr 6, 2017
The socio-economic cost of the recent spread of the Zika virus in Latin America and the Caribbean will total an estimated US$7-18 billion between 2015 and 2017, according to an impact assessment launched today by UNDP, in partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
Lack of funding putting help for Syrian refugees and hosts at risk, as Brussels Syria Conference set to open
Apr 4, 2017
As the ‘Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ opens, UNHCR and UNDP are extremely concerned by the current low funding levels of the response to help millions of Syrian refugees and the communities hosting them.
World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report
Mar 21, 2017
Millions of people are not benefiting from progress, with the gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled.
Myanmar Launches the UN-REDD National Programme to Protect Forests and Contribute to Global Efforts to Address Climate Change
Feb 27, 2017
A national programme aiming at preparing the country to participate in an international policy initiative to mitigate climate change through avoiding deforestation and forest degradation was launched in Nay Pyi Taw today by the Union Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, H.E. U Ohn Winn.
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