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Statement on United Nations Day

On 24 October, we mark United Nations Day. It is a day to celebrate the achievements of the United Nations as it turns 75, from closing a giant hole in the ozone layer, to preventing nuclear…  


EIF and UNDP to strengthen cooperation for sustainable finance

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner, and the Chief Executive of the European Investment Fund (EIF), Alain Godard, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), which re-affirms the organisations’…  


Migrants essential to recovery of global development post COVID-19

As borders re-open slowly, a new UNDP report illustrates how governments can shape migration to benefit development and boost recovery. Legal pathways, cheaper remittances, guaranteeing women’s rights…  


Business and human rights, a global priority

Opening remarks delivered by Asako Okai at the virtual event: Business and Human Rights, A Global Priority.  



UN calls for comprehensive debt standstill in all developing countries

Poor and middle-income countries need bold new mechanisms to dig out of crushing debt, sharply worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on “green,” sustainable recovery, a senior UN official…  


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The theme of this year's International Day for the Eradication of Poverty - Acting together to achieve social and environment for all - is extremely pertinent in the era of COVID-19.  


UNDP and Japan engage Sahelian voices to put the humanitarian, development and peace nexus to action

High-ranking government representatives from Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, joined by Sahelian heads of industry, African philanthropic foundations, young innovators, and youth leaders, yesterday…  


Press statement by UN Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner on the World Food Programme’s Nobel Peace Prize

On behalf of the United Nations Development Programme, I would like to congratulate the World Food Programme WFP on being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today.  


Scaling up Climate Change Adaptation in Africa

Statement delivered by Haoliang Xu at the first Strategic Advisory Committee meeting to scale-up climate change adaptation in Africa via the 'Africa Adaptation Initiative'.  

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