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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…  


Post-hurricane needs assessment kicks off in Dominica

Following the colossal category 5 hurricane that decimated the Caribbean island nation of Dominica on 18 September a UN-wide Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) kicks off today, led by a senior UNDP…  


Islamic finance, a strong and scalable funding source for global development

Successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda requires a significant amount of financial resources, beyond traditional development financing. Innovative approaches are required to unlock new sources of…  


European Investment Fund, UNDP accord to boost cooperation to achieve Global Goals

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Investment Fund (EIF) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will boost cooperation between the two institutions. The…  


Sri Lanka on path to 100% renewable energy says a new joint report by UNDP and ADB

Sri Lanka can meet its current and future electricity demand by judicial use of renewable energy by 2050, according to a joint study by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and Asian Development Bank…  


A global partnership builds resilience and renews hope of Yemenis

Yemen is facing an unprecedented political, humanitarian, and development crisis. Long the poorest country in the Arab region, over half its population was living below the poverty line before the…  


Governments and companies from more than 30 countries meet in Panama to commit to advancing gender equality in the workplace

In a global context where women earn, on average, 24 percent less than men for the same work and hold only 22 percent of senior management positions, more than 230 representatives of governments,…  


New UNDP, European Investment Bank accord signed to boost cooperation to reach Global Goals

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at boosting collaboration toward achieving the new Sustainable…  


CAF and UNDP deepen their alliance to promote the Global Goals in Latin America and the Caribbean

CAF – Development Bank of Latin America and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today deepened their alliance with the signing of a cooperation agreement to work jointly in areas of mutual…  


Development financiers review new partnership opportunities to tap the true potential of Islamic finance to implement the SDGs

“Islamic finance instruments can be a transformative force for unlocking resources to finance the Sustainable Development Goals given the immense needs for financing the implementation of this…  

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