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A new plan for a new era: UN development agency charts course for development in 21st century

The UN’s development agency, the United Nations Development Programme, today launched a new and ambitious blueprint for development in the 21st century at the United Nations headquarters in New York.  


Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a problem-solving approach and a human-centered innovation. It's a fivestep process: Observation, Ideation, Prototyping, Testing and Implementation. It puts people we design for at…  


Empowering people and building peaceful societies: Cooperation between the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme in the Arab States region

The publication showcases results of the many initiatives carried out by the EU and UNDP in the Arab States, impacting the lives of millions of people across the region.  


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Sustainable development


Arab Future Energy Index Afex 2016

he AFEX 2016 Renewable Energy edition reveals the robust commitment of Arab countries to develop financially, socially, and environmentally sustainable energy systems through the wider deployment of…  


Helen Clark: Opening Speech at the 2016 World Green Economy Summit

It is a pleasure to participate in the opening of the 2016 World Green Economy Summit.  


Unleashing the entrepreneur spirit for economic growth in Jordan: Let me count the ways

There's nothing quite like having a bunch of entrepreneurs in the same room to generate off-the-charts energy and inspiration for economic development and social progress.  


4 lessons learned fighting tuberculosis in Syria

Tuberculosis thrives on war and suffering. In theory, Syria offers the perfect breeding grounds for the disease. A lack of access to adequate medical services and poor and crowded housing conditions…  


A new Global Alliance to 'think urban' in humanitarian response

In this blog series leading up to the World Humanitarian Summit, UNDP experts and practitioners share their experiences and views on responding to conflict and disasters.  

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