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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…

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UNDP launches Sahel Offer, seeking largest joint commitment to regenerate the region

UNDP’s Sahel Offer – A Regeneration – is a $3.6 billion programme for what will transform and sustain prosperity in the Sahel.  


Statement by the UNDP Administrator: Human Rights Day 2021, 10 December

The unprecedented threat of the COVID-19 pandemic is prompting many countries to limit human rights.  


Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland awards our GSIV finalist Powerstove with the GLIS Prize

The SDG Finance Geneva Summit warmly congratulates Okey Esse for receiving the Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland Prize for its contribution to improving Gender Equality and Women Empowerment  


BigFintechs and new governance models in developing countries

BigFintechs could make bold social & environmental contributions in developing countries but only if new governance models are adopted, says a new UNDP/UNCDF study  


Best 15 impact driven start ups from developing countries pitching at the Building Bridges Week

Our 15 entrepreneurs identified through the GSIV initiative will pitch to investors on December 2nd  


Lifeline support from UNDP and the Global Fund keeps Afghanistan’s health facilities open

Together with the Global Fund’s US$15million in aid, UNDP transferred salaries to over 24,000 health workers  


Landmark USD 500M agreement Launched at COP26 to protect the DR Congo’s Forest

President Félix Tshisekedi and Prime Minister Boris Johnson on behalf of CAFI endorsed an 10-year agreement to protect the Congo Basin rainforest  


UNDP Administrator concludes mission in Geneva to strengthen partnerships for development emergency work

UNDP Administrator, Achim Steiner, travelled to Geneva to meet with humanitarian partners to strengthen the response to the crisis in Afghanistan.  


New UN Development Programme emergency initiative to support Afghan people in need

Called ‘ABADEI’, the programme provides community level solutions which complement the urgent humanitarian interventions.  


Poverty index reveals stark inequalities among ethnic groups

The report finds that, in some cases, disparities in multidimensional poverty across ethnic and racial groups are greater than disparities across geographical subnational regions.  

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