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) [...]

29 November 2016

Arab Human Development Report 2016: Enabling youth to shape their own future key to progress on development and stability in Arab region

Beirut, 29 November 2016 – Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure such gains in a sustainable manner, if they urgently prioritize adopting policies that ensure the well-being, productivity, self-determination and good citizenship of their young population, concludes the Arab Human Development Report (AHDR) 2016: Youth and the [...]

7 September 2016

#UNCityzens: When procurement is about people

Procurement is a fundamental part of the United Nations’ work. Every year the member organizations procure goods and services for billions of dollars in support of their operations around the world. UN operations depend on everything from medical supplies to construction materials – all of which must be purchased by the procurement departments of the [...]

30 June 2016

Launch of the Fostering Sustainable Health Procurement Report

Copenhagen, 29 June 2016 - On May 11, 2016, more than 40 health procurement experts and practitioners came together at UN City in Copenhagen to explore the latest sustainable procurement initiatives, share good practice examples, and advance the dialogue on how sustainable procurement practices can be harmonized and scaled up across the global health sector. [...]

7 June 2016

UNDP Innovation Facility releases ‘2015 Year in Review’: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals requires investments in innovation

New York, 6 June 2016 - International organisations can leverage the power of innovation to better address some of the world’s most challenging development problems, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Innovation Facility. At today’s launch of the report, 2015 Year in Review: Innovation for 2030, the [...]