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Message from UNDP Administrator International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

In the 25 years since the first International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, human development has lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, and has increased economic and social…  


Statement of Sarah Poole: Behavioral Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment

We are so grateful to have you here with us today to dive deep into the topic of Behavioural Insights for Women’s Economic Empowerment.  


Sarah Poole, UNDP Deputy Director, Regional Bureau for Arab States: Breaking stereotypes and social barriers

Excellencies, colleagues and partners, I would like to begin by thanking the Union for the Mediterranean and the Government of Portugal for inviting me on behalf of the United Nations Development…  


EU-hosted high-level meeting on the Syria crisis

EU-hosted high-level meeting on the Syria crisis  


Celebrating Knowledge for Sustainable Development

Opening Remarks at "Celebrating Knowledge for Sustainable Development"  


Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living…  


UNDP supports urgent UN efforts to lower tensions and rebuild the economy through emergency jobs for youth and women in the Gaza Strip

Gaza – Against the backdrop of rapidly rising tension, violence, poverty and alarming unemployment rates reaching 60%, the United Nations is moving urgently to create employment opportunities and…  


Climate risks threaten to derail development gains, cause spike in eco-migrants and undermine efforts to end poverty and hunger in the Arab Region

New UN Development Programme report highlights the challenges and opportunities of building climate resilience as the region works toward peaceful low-carbon climate-resilient development  


Italy contributes €500,000 to UN reconciliation efforts in Libya

Tripoli, 12 July 2018 – The Italian Government has contributed €500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya to support national reconciliation efforts. His Excellency, the…  


First Africa Economic Forum in Djibouti: Private sector investment in sustainable infrastructures key to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

Djibouti – Over 800 business leaders, private sector investors and government economic officials from across Africa and China met in the first Africa Economic Forum and Exhibition to discuss the…  

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