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New UNDP-Switzerland agreement to boost crisis prevention and recovery efforts

The grant will contribute to UNDP’s work to address the drivers of insecurity and instability; improve access by disadvantaged groups to justice mechanisms; and help to restore effective and inclusive…  


Impact Venture Finalists to pitch solutions to SDGs at SGS Geneva

Twelve Mature Impact Venture Finalists from 11 developing countries selected to pitch at the SDG Finance Geneva Summit.  


65 million agreement for R. Congo forest signed in Paris

On the occasion of the visit of President Sassou Nguesso in Paris, President Emmanuel Macron today signed a Letter of Intent committing 65 million US dollars for the preservation of the rainforest in…  


World Wildlife Day

Statement on World Wildlife Day - 3 March 2019  


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,…  


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…  


From crowdfunding to development platforms: 8 ways to make use of a networked world

It’s impossible to eradicate poverty – a complex phenomenon – without connecting different areas of expertise and partners across a wide range of thematic issues.  


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…  


UNDP again ranked as one of world’s most transparent development aid organizations

The Aid Transparency Index, produced by the campaign for aid transparency Publish What You Fund, rated UNDP as the second most transparent aid organisation in the world, making it the highest rated UN…  


World Environment Day - 5 June 2018

Statement on World Environment Day - Theme: Beat Plastic Pollution  

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