Investing in low value minerals and materials for jobs boost in Africa
Nov 9, 2015
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre hosted today the Africa launch of a new global programme to support small-scale miners, public institutions, and communities operating in the low value minerals and materials (LVMM) sector.
Europe’s refugee crisis: Working to ease the burden
Nov 5, 2015
A new US $20,000 truck donated to the municipality of Gevgelija on 2 November 2015 is the first step in a wider effort by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help local communities cope with the refugee crisis that has seen more than 600,000 people cross the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia so far this year.
Children draw peace to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations
Oct 26, 2015
Fifty children aged between 5 and 7 of the school “Ma Campagne” in Brussels have participated in celebrating the UN 70th anniversary by making drawings on peace.
Declining opportunities: New UNDP report examines recent downturns in migration and remittances in Central Asia
Oct 21, 2015
The report presented today in Brussels reveals that despite a drop since 2014, migration levels in Central Asia are likely to see a marked increase in the coming decade.
UN’s 70th anniversary to be marked in Brussels
Oct 19, 2015
On the occasion of UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the Organization, the 26 UN agencies present in Brussels, including UNDP, and their partners will organize a series of activities and information stands on October 25 in Grand Place.
Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2015
Oct 17, 2015
A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years.
It’s our shared responsibility to protect girls’ and women’s rights
Oct 12, 2015
Today, there are 250 million girls living in poverty. Gender inequality remains the most pervasive form of inequality around the world. In many parts of the world, girls suffer from inequality, discrimination and abuse, facing threats to their security, health and welfare.
Star-studded line up launches 6th Social Good Summit
Sep 27, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, singer Jennifer Lopez and actors Laverne Cox and Charlize Theron will be among the speakers at the 2015 Social Good Summit opening in New York on Sunday.
EU and UNDP to provide electoral support to Liberia
Sep 22, 2015
The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Liberia signed several agreements to support Liberia's Electoral Cycle from 2015 to 2017.
Parliamentary Groups key to effective representation of citizens’ interests in a diverse society
Sep 18, 2015
More than 80 parliamentarians from the Arab region, Europe and North America gathered to discuss the importance of parliamentary groups as a prerequisite for the effectiveness of Parliaments in representing the interests and aspirations of a diverse society.