23 May 2017

Unlock the potential of African entrepreneurs for accelerating Africa’s industrial transformation, says the African Economic Outlook 2017

Ahmedabad, India, 22 May 2017 – African governments need to integrate entrepreneurship more fully into their industrialisation strategies, according to the African Economic Outlook (AEO) 2017 released today at the African Development Bank Group’s 52ndAnnual Meetings. In 2016, Africa’s economic growth slowed down to 2.2% from 3.4% in 2015 due to low commodity prices, weak [...]

10 May 2017

Ending Poverty: The Road to 2030

UN City Copenhagen will host the event Ending Poverty: The Road to 2030 on 11-12 May, 2017 This event presents an opportunity to showcase the world’s progress to date on reducing extreme poverty, identify barriers to future progress on SDG 1, convene country representatives to reflect on real-life lessons and progress, and highlight and [...]

27 April 2017

UNDP and GSMA partner on mobile technology for global development goals

Abidjan, 27 April 2017 — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the GSMA are joining forces to harness the power of mobile technology to accelerate implementation of the universal Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and [...]

20 April 2017

UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator

New York, 19 April 2017 – The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator. Mr Steiner’s nomination for UNDP Administrator was forwarded by Secretary-General António Guterres to the General Assembly, which today confirmed him as the Administrator of UNDP [...]

23 March 2017

World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

Stockholm, 21 March 2017 – A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often unmeasured, barriers to catching up. A stronger focus on those excluded and on actions to dismantle these barriers is urgently needed to ensure sustainable human development for all. These are the [...]

9 March 2017

Invitation – Launch of the Human Development Report 2016

UNDP and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs invite you to the Danish launch of the UNDP Human Development Report 2016, which will be presented by Jens Wandel, Assistant UN Secretary-General/Assisting UNDP Administrator, followed by reflections from Martin Bille Hermann, State Secretary for Development Policy, Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and by Soraya Ramoul, [...]

3 March 2017

Game of Thrones star and UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to referee Global Goals World Cup women’s soccer tournament in Nairobi

Who: Globally acclaimed Danish actor, star of HBO’s Game of Thrones and United Nations Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; Ugandan youth advocate, Nobel Peace Prize nominee and United Nations Global Goals Ambassador for Peace Victor Ochen; Danish Minister for Higher Education and Science Ulla Pedersen Tørnæs and Iraqi-born drummer and member of Danish pop trio [...]

26 January 2017

United Nations and Partners Strengthen Commitment to Syrians and Neighbours Affected by Syria Crisis

Helsinki, 24 January 2017 – United Nations agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.63 billion in new funding to continue vital work in addressing the growing needs of refugees from Syria and communities hosting them in neighbouring countries. The UN and more than 240 partners formally launched the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) [...]