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Somali Leaders and the International Community Determined to Make Somalia Famine Resistant

One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response. Today, the country is marking…  


UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Somalia

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Somalia on January 30…  


UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Ethiopia

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Ethiopia from January…  


Artificial intelligence and the future of our work

Marking the coming of the fourth industrial revolution, the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is permeating every major industry from healthcare to transportation, education, finance and insurance.  


Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo contributes US$1.2 million to UNDP

The company ofo - the world’s first and largest station-free bike sharing platform – contributed $1.2 million to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).  


UNOOSA and UNDP to expand cooperation on space technology for sustainable development

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have committed to work more closely together in the use of space technology for…  


Caribbean leaders launch ambitious plan to create the world’s first “climate-smart zone”

UNDP announced its support to Caribbean leaders gathered today during the launch of a new public-private coalition to create the world's first "climate-smart zone" to support the parts of the region…  


Germany signs new 4 million euro agreement to support Peace and Development

The Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany signed a new agreement to support the “Joint UNDP-DPA Programme on Building National Capacities for Conflict Prevention”. The contribution…  


Leaving no one behind: UNDP/UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities

UNDP and UNV hosted an engagement and partnership meeting for the UNDP-UNV Talent Programme for Young Professionals with Disabilities at UNV headquarters in Bonn, Germany. Some 70 participants took…  


A new plan for a new era: UN development agency charts course for development in 21st century

UNDP today launched a new and ambitious blueprint for development in the 21st century at the United Nations headquarters in New York.  

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