UN development agency teams up with Arab foundation to boost knowledge

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation, the largest private foundation in the Arab world, have signed an agreement paving the way for activities aimed at promoting knowledge in the region.

Senior UN development agency official pledges strengthened management

A senior official from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today outlined a series of measures from financial disclosure to standardizing information available on the Internet to improve management at the agency.

Tennis ace Sharapova named Goodwill Ambassador for UN development arm

The world’s top female tennis player, Maria Sharapova of Russia, today became a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with a special focus on helping with the recovery efforts after the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

UN development and labour agencies join forces to promote growth for jobs

Despite a time of unprecedented prosperity, the world is also suffering “exploding inequalities,” the heads of the United Nations development and labour agencies warned today, as they signed a joint agreement strengthening collaboration to fight poverty and create more decent work.

UN programme launched to harmonize development efforts, eliminate inefficiency

The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced the start of a pilot scheme called “One UN” that seeks to better coordinate development activities at the country level and avoid duplication.

Goal-ace soccer star Drogba shoots for UN Millennium Development Goals

Côte d’Ivoire soccer star Didier Drogba, currently top scorer in the English Premiership and the European Champions League, has become the latest football great to shoot for the United Nations, where he will seek to score a different kind of goal in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)