Press Releases

  • UNDP launches storytelling contest to amplify climate coverage on the run up to Paris summitAug 27, 2015UNDP has launched today a global storytelling contest, Voices2Paris, to contribute to raising public awareness on the negative impacts of climate change as well as on the opportunities and solutions seen in actions by individuals and governments alike across vulnerable developing countries worldwide.

  • South-South cooperation initiative aims to enhance regional resilience in AfricaAug 26, 2015African countries convene in Mozambique this week for a south-south Leadership Development Forum on climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR).

  • Colombia’s Credifamilia to extend US$240m in mortgage loans to low-income homebuyers: New Business Call to Action member’s loans will build 20,000 homes by 2020Aug 21, 2015Colombia’s Credifamilia has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to expand its successful low-income loan portfolio by extending US$240 million in home mortgages to at least 20,000 households in six urban areas which will house 78,000 people by 2020.

  • US$ 41 million to strengthen HIV and TB response in Sudan Aug 11, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Federal Ministry of Health in Sudan and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) have announced two new partnership agreements totaling US$ 41 million for Sudan, to give a major boost to the country’s response to HIV and Tuberculosis.

  • US$ 17 million to fight HIV,TB and malaria in the Pacific RegionAug 4, 2015Two new agreements reached in the Pacific by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) are set to provide a major boost in the fight against the three diseases in the Pacific region.

  • UNDP and Japan Join Hands to Boost Stabilization and Recovery in IraqAug 3, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Japan yesterday signed a USD 1 million emergency grant agreement to stimulate stabilization and recovery initiatives in newly liberated areas in Iraq.

  • Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in SeptemberAug 2, 2015New York—The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York.

  • Enhancing resilience to climate change in Southeast Asia: Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group joins the Business Call to ActionJul 31, 2015Tokyo — Leading Japanese insurance company Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to enhance the resilience of 30,000 small-scale farmers in Southeast Asia by 2025 through its weather index insurance. The first major insurance company to join the BCtA, the Group developed this innovative initiative to mitigate against climate change’s adverse impacts by offering financial services to low-income farmers.

  • Toward landmark elections in Haiti: International partners reaffirm strong commitment Jul 16, 2015Starting 9 August, almost six million Haitians will choose 1,280 local administrations, 140 municipal administrations and 139 Parliamentarians in an electoral process with several rounds that could last until the end of the year.

  • Powered by environmental finance, Africa’s largest gene bank helps to bolster biodiversity, food securityJul 15, 2015Addis Ababa, Ethiopia – On the occasion of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and the Global Environment Facility’s (GEF) Chief Executive Officer Naoko Ishii visited today Africa’s largest gene bank, an initiative that links scientists with small-scale farmers to collectively revive and conserve traditional, indigenous seeds in the face of drought, climate change, and progressive erosion of traditional agricultural varieties that will prove vital for the future of food security in Africa.

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