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Joint Statement, UNDP and UN Habitat on World Cities Day

The COVID-19 pandemic has shown us that change is possible overnight—if we want it. Public health affects all of us. Tackling COVID-19 requires solidarity and cooperation.  

In Uzbekistan, UN agencies, banks, governments work to rebuild after pandemic

Seventeen UN agencies and six IFIs are working together in Uzbekistan to address COVID-19’s devastating impacts on the Central Asian republic—creating jobs, re-skilling migrant workers, delivering…  

UNDP at the Paris Peace Forum 2020

In less than a month, at the third edition of the Paris Peace Forum (PPF 11 -13 Nov 2020) the international community will gather to build forward better from the COVID-19 pandemic. All actors of…  

Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Peacebuilding

Opening remarks by George Conway, Deputy Director of UNDP's Crisis Bureau on behalf of Asako Okai  

Padma Lakshmi, Alexis Ren and Ronen Rubinstein kick off UN Development Programme’s campaign to raise awareness of growing inequalities caused by COVID-19 and climate change

As the UN commemorates its 75th anniversary, UNDP is teaming up with celebrities and influencers to raise awareness of the alarming rate at which COVID-19 and climate change are increasing…  

Moldova’s COVID-19 recovery requires investment in services, e-governance, UN plan says

COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of life in Moldova, according to a new UN response and recovery plan, prepared with technical leadership from UNDP.  

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.  

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