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Philanthropy leaders call for greater role in tackling global challenges defined in new Sustainable Development Goals

Today, more than 150 leaders from philanthropy, government, UN agencies, civil society, and business are meeting to consider how the philanthropy community can connect more with the Sustainable…  


German Foreign Minister Visits UNDP Fishermen Project in Gaza

Gaza Strip – German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier accompanied by Barbara Wolf, Head of the Representative Office of the Federal Republic of Germany, Thomas Eisenbach, Director of KfW office…  


Maqam Nabi Musa and Khan Al-Wakala: Two historic sites in Palestine revitalized through a new European Union and UNDP partnership

Jerusalem - In the presence of the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority, Dr Rami Hamdallah, Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and EU Representative…  


Sima Bahous: Remarks at the Friends of Yemen Meeting

I thank His Excellency, HRH Prince Saud Al Faisal, Foreign Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for hosting this meeting and for the leadership of Saudi Arabia in co-chairing the Friends of Yemen.…  


ITC and UNDP join forces to bring Palestinian women back to business

Ramallah - The International Trade Centre (ITC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the Business Women Forum-Palestine (BWF), today launched a new project to…  


The UNDP administrator message on international day for eradication of poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty offers an opportunity for reflection on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The most recent MDG progress report indicates that…  


Yemeni Government Takes Serious Steps towards fighting poverty in the New Yemen

Sana'a, The Government of Yemen requests support from the United Nations to accelerate progress on eradicating poverty. Under a joint leadership by the Ministry of Planning and International…  


Funded by the government of Saudi Arabia UNDP raffles off 350 housing units to families in Gaza

Gaza - With funding from the Government of Saudi Arabia, 350 families are the proud owners of houses handed over to them by UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People in cooperation with…  


Humanity remains deeply unequal despite impressive progress, says UNDP report

New York– A sustained reduction in inequality requires a shift to more inclusive growth patterns – supported by redistributive polices and changes in social norms – says a report launched today by the…  


Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows whistle on poverty at world’s first women’s amateur soccer World Cup

New York, NY — Globally acclaimed Danish actor and star of HBO’s Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau kicked off his role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme by…  

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