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UNDP remains the most transparent UN agency, according to new index

The 2020 Aid Transparency Index rated UNDP with a score of 96.6 out of 100. Increasing its rating by 1.2 points since the index was last published in…

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World’s largest survey of public opinion on climate change: a majority of people call for wide-ranging action

UNDP's "Peoples' Climate Vote" reflects over half the world's population after results processed by the University of Oxford. Sixty-four percent of people believe climate change is a global emergency,…  


UNDP in partnership with Turkish Government launches a new report for effective COVID-19 response

The UN Development Programme’s (UNDP) Istanbul International Center for Private Sector in Development (IICPSD) and Turkey’s International Health Services Inc. (USHAŞ) launched a new report – ‘Lessons…  


International Youth Art Contest for World Wildlife Day 2021

In Celebration of World Wildlife Day 2021, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) Unites with Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and The…  


Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

The 30th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report introduces an experimental new lens to its annual Human Development Index.  


Padma Lakshmi, David Oyelowo, Cody Simpson and Olafur Eliasson team up with UNDP to shine a spotlight on inequalities caused by climate change and COVID-19

Featuring other celebrity advocates, including Alexis Ren and Ronen Rubinstein, UNDP’s #HalfTheWorld campaign reminds us that if we don’t address the two biggest crises of our time, half the world…  


UNDP launches new COVID-19 Data Futures Platform

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched today a new COVID-19 Data Futures Platform – an open access and interactive platform that aggregates multiple sources of information across UNDP and UN…  


UNDP and UN-Habitat sign new framework for urban action

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) signed a new enhanced collaborative framework today, to ensure that support to…  


COVID-19 could push the number of people living in extreme poverty to over 1 billion by 2030, says UNDP study

With a focused set of investments towards achieving the SDGs, an additional 146 million people could be lifted out of extreme poverty compared to current COVID-19 trends.  


UN Country Teams working globally to assess and respond to lasting pandemic impact

UN Country Teams have mobilized globally to assess and respond to the social and economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, working with 93 governments to document its impact and with 127…  


World Wildlife Day 2021 Film Showcase Announcement

The Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Jackson Wild, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced today that…