7 June 2018

New DKK 4bn fund contributes to UN Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries

7 June 2018 - Today, six pension funds and IFU signed an agreement to establish the Danish SDG Investment Fund, which will contribute to meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in developing countries and promote the sale of Danish know-how and technology. The current capital commitment is DKK 4.1bn, and it is expected that [...]

24 May 2018

Climate Change, Migration and Displacement – invitation to report launch event

Our changing climate is having a significant impact on life and livelihoods all over the world: storms, rising sea levels, desertification, droughts, flooding and environmental degradation are occurring more frequently and with increased intensity. These changes are affecting people everywhere, but in developing countries the consequences are often more severe than in wealthy countries. [...]

4 May 2018

UNDP, solar currency exchange to power up Moldovan university

Chisinau, Moldova, 4 May 2018 – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) is teaming up with Sun Exchange – a marketplace that finances solar power with cryptocurrency – to help one of Moldova’s largest universities go solar. The establishment is expected to meet most of its energy needs from solar power overnight and make considerable savings on [...]

19 February 2018

EU, UNDP cooperation key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Brussels, 19 February 2018 - Cooperation between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has a major role to play in fulfilling the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and ending poverty, protecting the planet, and building prosperity for all, concluded the High-Level Policy Dialogue on Development between both institutions, opened by Neven Mimica, [...]

12 December 2017

UN launches initiative to improve climate resilience of women in the Sahel

Paris, 12 December 2017 - A new United Nations initiative, aimed at building the resilience of a million women and youth in the Sahel to climate impacts through smart agriculture, was launched today at the One Planet Summit. The launch coincides with a gathering of world leaders in the French capital to mark the anniversary of [...]

10 December 2017

Joint Statement – ‘Freedom from fear’: Ending violence against women

10 December 2017 - A joint statement for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017, from the Executive Directors of UNFPA and UN Women, Natalia Kanem and Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, and the Administrator of UNDP, Achim Steiner Human beings are born free and equal, both in rights and in dignity. This is the fundamental principle enshrined [...]

21 September 2017

UNDP launches study on income inequality in sub-Saharan Africa

New York, 21 September 2017 It is only by addressing the challenge of income inequality that African countries can achieve decisive progress towards poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) study on Income Inequality Trends in sub-Saharan Africa: Divergence, Determinants, and Consequences. The publication, the [...]

5 September 2017

Invitation – Report launch: Journey to extremism in Africa

UNDP invites you to the launch of the report: Journey to extremism in Africa and the opening of the photo exhibition: Survivors Wednesday 13 September 2017, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. The programme includes speeches and presentations by Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UNDP Africa Regional Bureau Director, Siddharth Chatterjee, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in Kenya, [...]

26 July 2017

Game of Thrones star dedicates birthday to climate action

New York, 20 July 2017 – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has announced that all he wants for his birthday this year is a healthy planet. To celebrate his 47th birthday this month, the Danish actor and star of HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones is asking his friends, family and fans to help [...]