Sand and gravel lay the foundation of domestic economies in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
Dec 2, 2016
A once neglected minerals sector may hold the key to tens of millions of jobs across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, at a time when oil and metal exporting countries are grappling with low commodity prices.
Photo exhibition raises awareness about the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria, showcases EU-UNDP partnership
Nov 25, 2016
A photography exhibition which raises awareness about the ongoing humanitarian and development challenges in Iraq and Syria opened today in the European Commission’s Berlaymont Building in Brussels.
EU and UNDP launch a EUR 2.4 million programme to boost private sector development in the Gaza Strip
Nov 9, 2016
The European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a new programme to rehabilitate and consolidate the Gaza Industrial Estate (GIE). The GIE is intended to work as a catalyst for industrial development in Gaza once fully operational.
EU-UNDP initiative opens first Artificial Limbs Center opened in Egypt's North West Coast
Oct 22, 2016
The Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation, the European Union (EU) Delegation to Egypt, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) inaugurated today the Artificial Limbs Center in Marsa Matrouh on the North-West Coast, the first of its kind in this area, which will serve the inhabitants of the governorate and its neighboring areas.
One third of the workforce in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in precarious jobs: UN report
Oct 12, 2016
With 37 million people in informal or vulnerable jobs – the equivalent of a third of the working population -- social safety nets in Eastern Europe, Turkey and Central Asia are increasingly coming under threat.
Empowering Young Women: A Key to Sustainable Development
Oct 11, 2016
Two young women in Kosovo, frustrated by the low percentage of women in the technology sector, launched Girls Coding Kosovo, a non-governmental organization that empowers and trains women and girls in programming, engineering and computer science. A year later, the group has more than 500 participants and several products, including Walk Freely, an app aimed at fighting sexual harassment.
New platform to help countries localize the Sustainable Development Goals
Oct 10, 2016
On the occasion of the World Summit of Local and Regional Governments and ahead of the Habitat III Conference, the Global Taskforce of Local and Regional Governments (GTF), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) launched www.LocalizingTheSDGs.org – a pioneering knowledge and information sharing platform on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) universally agreed by world leaders in September 2015 in New York.
New UNDP, European Investment Bank accord signed to boost cooperation to reach Global Goals
Oct 7, 2016
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at boosting collaboration toward achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
UNDP Report: Millions of Latin Americans risk sliding back into poverty; new generation of public policies crucial to prevent setbacks
Sep 26, 2016
“The main threat to progress in Latin America and the Caribbean is the relapse of millions of families back into poverty. The economic slowdown is part of the story, but not the only cause of such a setback”, said United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNDP Regional Director for Latin America and Caribbean, Jessica Faieta, at the presentation of UNDP’s Human Development Report (HDR) for Latin America and the Caribbean, organized by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development.
Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau blows whistle on poverty at world’s first women’s amateur soccer World Cup
Sep 17, 2016
Globally acclaimed Danish actor and star of HBO’s Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau kicked off his role as Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme by refereeing the world’s first amateur women’s World Cup soccer tournament in New York.