Achim Steiner takes office as Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme
Jun 19, 2017
Mr. Steiner brings more than three decades of leadership experience in global development issues and international cooperation. He is a passionate advocate for the Sustainable Development Goals and the need for unprecedented global cooperation to deliver on this ambitious agenda.
- AEC 2017 — Call for Papers Jun 16, 2017
Ebola +1: The Burial Teams. The "Unsung Heroes" of the Ebola Crisis are re-integrated into their communities
Jun 16, 2017
After the outbreak, UNDP and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, with support from the Government of Finland through the Ebola Multi-Partner Trust Fund, collaborated to give these volunteers the skills they needed to reintegrate in their communities and be able to make a living.
Fashion Forward. Women in Niger break through with unique sewing cooperatives and improved farm marketing to support climate resilient lives
Jun 15, 2017
In Niger, recurring droughts, inconsistent rainfall patterns and other weather-related stressors are impacting the overall stability of the country’s economy. People are forced to migrate, tensions rise, and women – already a marginalized group – are further cast to the side. Sewing provides an alternative livelihood, and an opportunity to make a living and reduce poverty doing something not dependent on changing climatic conditions.
Countries set to agree on decisive and urgent actions to restore marine world to health as Ocean Conference concludes
Jun 12, 2017
Recognizing that the wellbeing of present and future generations is inextricably linked to the health and productivity of the ocean, countries collectively agreed in the Call to Action “to act decisively and urgently, convinced that our collective action will make a meaningful difference to our people, to our planet and to our prosperity.”
Thirteen years of conflicts and serious human rights violations documented in the Central African Republic
Jun 12, 2017
The report documents horrific cases of sexual violence, extrajudicial killings, looting, large-scale destruction of homes and property (a scorched earth policy), kidnappings, arbitrary arrests and detention, torture and the recruitment of child soldiers.
US$12 million in loans to support thousands of small businesses quarrying ‘Development Minerals’ in Africa
Jun 8, 2017
Loans for small businesses that quarry, manufacture and trade gravel, clay, granite, gypsum and other local materials critical for development in five African countries.
- Statement by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye on the Passing of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin Jun 6, 2017
Surge in voluntary commitments for ocean action as Conference to halt ocean degradation set to open
Jun 5, 2017
More than 600 commitments received; countries agree to Call for Action A surge in the number of voluntary commitments to take action to improve the health of the ocean by countries, businesses and civil society groups has been recorded, and more are expected as the Ocean Conference gets underway Monday, 5 June at United Nations Headquarter in New York.
- Remarks by Ruby Sandhu-Rojon at the joint UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board Jun 1, 2017