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  • International Day of Happiness in Brussels calls for climate action Mar 21, 2016

    The International Day of Happiness was marked on Sunday in Brussels through an event with the participation of Red, the hero of the “Angry Birds” mobile game and upcoming movie, who was appointed by the United Nations as Honorary Ambassador for Green to inspire climate action toward a sustainable and happier future for all.

  • International Film Festival raises awareness about the global development issues Mar 18, 2016

    The Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, which starts in Brussels today, will raise awareness about global development issues through powerful documentaries from all over the world.

  • UNDP at 50: World must step up to beat poverty by 2030 Feb 24, 2016

    Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is only possible with a broad coalition of leaders from government, civil society, multilaterals and the private sector, said Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) on the eve of a major Ministerial Meeting to mark the organisation’s 50th anniversary.

  • EU Partners with UNDP to Strengthen Electoral Processes in Kenya Feb 11, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed an agreement with the European Union to support the electoral process in Kenya. The tripartite partnership between the European Union, the IEBC, and UNDP in the framework of the project "Strengthening of Electoral Processes in Kenya" comes at a time when the electoral body in the country prepares for the general elections to take place in August 2017.

  • BLOG: With metal prices down, which minerals will pave Africa’s development? Feb 8, 2016

    This week thousands of executives, financiers, prospectors, investors and government officials will descend on Cape Town, South Africa for the 'Investing in African Mining Indaba.' Cape Town is not the centre of African mining, but for a week each year in February, it temporarily becomes the mining capital of the world. Companies pitch their projects, governments pitch the attractiveness of their geological (and regulatory) terrain and civil society organisations make their own pitch, that of caution, at their Alternative Mining Indaba.

  • US$ 3 million urgently needed for Central African Republic elections Feb 8, 2016

    As Central Africans prepare to vote on 14 February, the United Nations is highlighting a US$3 million gap in financing for the second round of the presidential poll and two rounds of legislative elections.

  • Calling all regions around the world to share good practices in public management Jan 27, 2016

    The United Regions Organization (ORU Fogar), in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), launched a global call for good practices in public management by regional governments.

  • “Address challenges and seize opportunities of the new world of work”, UNDP urges Dec 14, 2015

    Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges are rapidly transforming what work means today and how it is performed. This new world of work presents great opportunities for some, but also profound challenges for others. The 2015 Human Development Report, released today at a ceremony in Ethiopia, urges governments to act now to ensure no one is left behind in the fast-changing world of work.

  • [BLOG] What has salt got to do with development? Nov 24, 2015

    Do you know where the salt that flavours your food comes from? What about the lime to set our concrete walls, the aggregate and the sand that pave our roads, the pigments that colour our paints, or the bricks that hold up our ceilings?

  • UNDP spot among the finalists of the video contest “Shinning Stars of Europe” Nov 18, 2015

    A 150-second spot featuring the efforts of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to support social reintegration in Burundi is among the finalists of the video contest “Shining Stars of Europe”.

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