UN Development Programme

Stopping ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya

Protecting elephants and combatting the ivory trade is vital to sustainable development in Kenya.

That’s according to Helen Clark, the Administrator of the UN Development Programme, (UNDP).

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“New era” for climate change action

The world is entering what’s been described as a “new era” in which to take action to reverse damaging rises in the planet’s temperature.

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UN Gender Focus: global goals, HIV and Roma women

Global goals and gender equality: squaring the circle

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Graphic novel sheds light on status of Roma women

A new comic that is available online takes a novel approach to highlighting the situation of one of the most excluded grou

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon movie star joins UN to fight poverty

The star of the Oscar-winning movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon has committed to working with the UN Development Programme (UNDP) to fight global poverty and the inequality between men and women.

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Peace central to development in South Sudan

The absence of peace in South Sudan is having a “severe” impact on people’s ability to access food, health services and other sectors.

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World "must beat poverty" by 2030

Global leaders must step up to beat poverty by 2030, the head of the UN development programme (UNDP) has urged.

Helen Clark, the first woman to hold the top job, made the call as the organization marked its 50th anniversary.

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Drastic improvement in security situation in Pakistan

The security situation in Pakistan has drastically improved according to the country director of the UN Development Programme (UNDP) there.

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Private sector key to reaching new global development goals

Efforts are underway to ensure private businesses are leveraged for the achievement of the new global development goals, or SDGs.

World leaders agreed the 17 goals at the UN in September.

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“Cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremists

The “cohesive society” of Burkina Faso needs protection from extremism on its border, if the country is to avoid radicalization.

That’s the message from Pascal Karorero, UN Development Programme Resident Representative to the West African country.

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