24 April 2019

Invitation to SDG Talk on Friday 3 May: Media Freedom and the Protection of Journalists

With 80 journalists and media workers killed, over 300 in detention and 60 held hostage, 2018 was the worst year on record for violence and abuse against journalists. A free media continues to be a crucial element to a functioning democracy and one that needs protecting. Despite this, there has been an increase in restrictive [...]

7 March 2019

On the Eve of International Women’s Day, UNDP Appoints New Goodwill Ambassador to Fight Inequality: Top Chef Star Padma Lakshmi

New York, 7 March 2019 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today appointed Emmy-nominated television personality, award-winning author and internationally acclaimed food expert Padma Lakshmi as its newest Goodwill Ambassador. In this new role, Lakshmi will mobilize support for the Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on fighting inequality, discrimination and empowering the disenfranchised. [...]

11 January 2019

“We are now part of the global village.” Cutting edge technology enables a solar-powered police training facility to serve the community.

11 January 2019 - A remote region in South Sudan has become safer thanks to a UNDP-led green renovation of the police academy in southern Rajaf. The Dr. John Garang Police Training Academy Facility, preparing to graduate some 1,260 cadets, had operated for more than a decade with nearly non-existent power and minimal sanitation — [...]

23 November 2018

Film Screening and Debate on Modern Slavery

To mark the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN City and UNDP in collaboration with The WHY Foundation set focus on modern slavery - one of today’s gravest violation of human rights. It is estimated that over 40 million people are enslaved in one form or another, and the vast majority [...]

30 October 2018

UNDP: New technologies are a powerful tool to tackle corruption

Copenhagen, 23 October 2018– Corruption threatens progress and peace, particularly for the poorest but new technologies can be used as a powerful tool to tackle it, said the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Achim Steiner yesterday in Copenhagen. “Corruption erodes people’s trust in their government institutions, undermines the checks and balances that [...]

16 October 2018

Don’t steal our fish!—Officials gather at UN City in Copenhagen to further the fight against fisheries crime

Copenhagen, 15 October 2018 — More than 300 representatives of governments, international organizations and NGOs from 65 countries gathered at UN City in Copenhagen today for the fourth annual FishCRIME Symposium. The event aims to switch the focus on fisheries crime from the ocean to activities on land, such as financial crime associated with illegal [...]

12 October 2018

UN: Investing in people key to progress in fragile times

Bali, 12 October 2018 – With the world experiencing financial volatility, and with multiple risks heightened - excessive debt, polarized politics, climate change - doubling down on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals is our best bet to advance sustainability and greater inclusion, says Achim Steiner, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). [...]

10 October 2018

Visit UN City on Culture Night 2018

25 September 2018- On October 12, UN City welcomes the public on Culture Night 2018. This year you can experience several activities in our green and platinum LEED-certified building, including a celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The Universal Declaration was adopted at the UN General Assembly on [...]

24 July 2018

UN calls for more support for people with disabilities

London, 24 July 2018 – Saying a world free from discrimination was possible, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Achim Steiner urged nations to work together to ensure equal rights for people with disabilities. “A world free from discrimination and marginalization of persons with disabilities is within reach. We are here to [...]