Press Releases

| June 18, 2015

  • UN Development Chief Completes Visit to BotswanaJun 17, 2015United Nations Development Chief Helen Clark wrapped up a 4 day official visit to Botswana today that highlighted the opportunities and challenges of the country's upper-middle income status.

  • Planning for risks must be the ‘new normal’ in Financing for Development Jun 17, 2015The Swiss Government and UNDP hosted a high-level event on 15 June on the critical role of risk and resilience in Financing for Development (FfD). Acknowledging the threats posed by stressors, such as climate change, disasters, and conflict, the hosts emphasized that development cannot be financed as "business as usual."

  • Dominican Republic commits to strengthening cocoa sector for 40,000 farmersJun 17, 2015 In a landmark agreement signed by the Government of the Dominican Republic (GoDR), the National Cocoa Commission (NCC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Dominican Republic has committed to strengthening the sustainability of the cocoa sector, that directly employs 40,000 farmers and provides indirect employment to an additional 350,000 people across this Caribbean nation.

  • Africa’s infrastructure drive must take into account health and gender to be sustainable Jun 11, 2015As African countries undertake significant infrastructure development to transform their economies, it is critical that they take into account the impact of these capital projects on the health of workers and nearby communities, and on women and girls in particular, to ensure inclusive and sustainable growth.

  • Actress Misako Konno and Japanese retailer MUJI support UNDP’s efforts to “build back better" in NepalJun 11, 2015Actress Misako Konno and Japanese retailer Ryohin Keikaku, commonly known as MUJI, will donate 1 million and 3 million yen, respectively, to help the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) respond to the Nepal earthquake.

  • Russia and UNDP sign a funding agreement to benefit regional and global developmentJun 11, 2015UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov signed an agreement today that establishes the Russian Federation – UNDP Trust Fund for Development, with initial funding of US $25 million from Russia over the next four years.

  • UNDP and World Resources Institute launch new tool to support climate change actions Jun 9, 2015Bonn – 9 June – Meeting on the sidelines of climate change negotiations in Bonn, Germany, UNDP and the World Resources Institute today launched a new guidance tool to support developing countries in preparing climate targets and actions.

  • In Cabo Verde, African’s small island nations and middle-income countries discuss development prioritiesJun 9, 2015Representatives from African Middle-Income Countries (MICs) and Small-Island Developing States (SIDs) are gathering in Praia, Cabo Verde today to draw lessons from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and discuss common priorities under the post-2015 development agenda.

  • US$ 21 million urgently needed for Central African Republic elections Jun 8, 2015Urgent financing is required to finalize preparations for the upcoming general elections in the Central African Republic (CAR), representatives from the United Nations said today.

  • Senegal to host new rule of law center for AfricaJun 5, 2015Senegal will host a new regional training center for legal officials and experts, it was announced today at a summit of Justice Ministers from West and North Africa.

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