Declining opportunities: New UNDP report examines recent downturns in migration and remittances in Central Asia
Oct 21, 2015
The report presented today in Brussels reveals that despite a drop since 2014, migration levels in Central Asia are likely to see a marked increase in the coming decade.
UN’s 70th anniversary to be marked in Brussels
Oct 19, 2015
On the occasion of UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the Organization, the 26 UN agencies present in Brussels, including UNDP, and their partners will organize a series of activities and information stands on October 25 in Grand Place.
Star-studded line up launches 6th Social Good Summit
Sep 27, 2015
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, singer Jennifer Lopez and actors Laverne Cox and Charlize Theron will be among the speakers at the 2015 Social Good Summit opening in New York on Sunday.
EU and UNDP to provide electoral support to Liberia
Sep 22, 2015
The European Union (EU), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of Liberia signed several agreements to support Liberia's Electoral Cycle from 2015 to 2017.
Parliamentary Groups key to effective representation of citizens’ interests in a diverse society
Sep 18, 2015
More than 80 parliamentarians from the Arab region, Europe and North America gathered to discuss the importance of parliamentary groups as a prerequisite for the effectiveness of Parliaments in representing the interests and aspirations of a diverse society.
Small-scale mining to help boost social and economic development in the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States
Jul 15, 2015
The African, Caribbean, Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Union and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched today an initiative to support the low-value minerals and materials sector in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States.
UN agencies and partners say funding shortage leaves Syrian refugees and host nations without vital support
Jun 25, 2015
A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in neighbouring countries, according to a report released today.
UNDP’s Drogba vs Malaria campaign wins EACA Care Award
Jun 24, 2015
The animated video featuring UNDP’s Goodwill Ambassador Didier Drogba which calls for support to end malaria won the Care Award of the European Association of Communications Agencies (EACA), which recognizes social campaigns promoting care for people, resources and the environment.
UNDP takes part in the European Development Days and Green Week
Jun 3, 2015
“The European Development Days take place at a crucial moment of time when world leaders and development stakeholders are discussing the post-2015 agenda for development. UNDP will join the discussions during the Development Days to share its best practices and innovative work from the ground which can inspire our collective actions to achieve sustainable development for all countries and people,” said Barbara Pesce-Monteiro, Director of the UNDP office in Brussels.
One year after catastrophic floods, Bosnia and Herzegovina takes stock and looks ahead
May 12, 2015
A year ago this week, heavy rains in Bosnia and Herzegovina caused the worst floods in 120 years. While an extensive rehabilitation effort continues today, including construction of houses, infrastructure, public facilities, health care centres and schools, longer-term disaster resilience initiatives like landslide prevention programmes and new flood prevention measures are in progress.