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Italy Prime Minister Conte Opens Africa Centre for Climate and Sustainable Development in Rome

This Centre will provide a fast-track, demand-driven mechanism for African countries to access grant resources that support policies, initiatives, and best practices on climate change, food security,…  


Social Good Summit Geneva 2018

Social Good Summit Geneva convened 24 emerging-markets entrepreneurs, over 220 investors and development experts to support the Sustainable Development Goals.  



Deutsche Post DHL Group and UNDP get Sarajevo International Airport ready to support disaster relief efforts

Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) workshop will equip local airport operations experts from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to conduct GARD workshops themselves.  


Half of world’s poor are children

Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released today by the United Nations Development…  


Latest Human Development Index to be released on 14 September 2018

The Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical Update, which includes UNDP’s signature index, the Human Development Index , will be released on 14 September 2018 at 10 am EST.  


Ambassador Mirjana Spoljaric Egger joins UNDP senior leadership team

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner welcomed the appointment to his senior leadership team today of Ambassador Mirjana Spoljaric Egger as the new Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional…  



DPDHL Group and UNDP scale up airport disaster preparedness training in India

Get Airports Ready for Disaster (GARD) workshop will equip local airport operations experts from the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to conduct GARD workshops themselves.  


Nature for People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace

The loss of biodiversity and the collapse of ecosystems, coupled with extreme weather events and natural disasters not only pose a significant risk to human security but it is an overall risk…  

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