Press releases
  • DHL and UNDP help to refine disaster readiness at airports managed by TAV Macedonia Apr 20, 2015The GARD concept has already been successfully implemented in almost 30 airports since 2005, including airports in Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Indonesia, the Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh, Panama, El Salvador and Peru. The GARD trainers, DHL logistics experts who are providing their services free of charge, have been working in close cooperation with the United Nations.

  • Are we safer from disasters than we were 10 years ago? This week’s World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction expected to set a new course for resilience Mar 13, 2015This week marks the start of the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will be held in Sendai in Japan. The Sendai conference will see the launch of a new global Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction—considered by experts to be the first of the major ‘Post-2015’ processes.

  • Climate Challenge Launched: It’s Your City. It Depends on You!Dec 10, 2014Two winners will be selected from all the submitted proposals, which will be reviewed by an expert panel. Each of the winners will be awarded 10,000 USD. Of this sum, 1,000 USD will be awarded in the form of cash, while 9,000 USD will be granted for the purpose of developing the idea into a prototype. This support will include technological support, mentoring, and support with networking to identify potential partners that might be interested in either scaling-up or using the proposed solution.

  • UNDP global leader in transparencyOct 8, 2014The 2014 Aid Transparency Index recognized UNDP for its “commendable performance” in publishing information beyond international standards this year, placing it first overall out of 68 major agencies evaluated worldwide.

  • 2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor, warns 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilienceJul 24, 2014Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report, launched here today by Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark and Director of the Human Development Report Office Khalid Malik.

  • Latest Human Development Index shows overall slowdown in growth Jul 24, 2014Levels in human development continue to rise – yet the pace has slowed for all regions and progress has been highly uneven, according to the latest Human Development Index (HDI) included in the 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience”, published today by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • United Nations opens up channels for direct participation of people in international decisionsMay 5, 2014The United Nations will devote the first week of May to getting out the vote for its MY World opinion poll, organizing a multitude of activities in more than 50 countries to raise awareness of and boost global participation in its efforts to foster a conversation with the world's citizens that will better inform future international policy-making.

  • New solutions to energy challenges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, says UNDP reportDec 11, 2013Today, UNDP launched the third volume of Empowering Lives, Building Resilience, a report compiling sustainable energy success stories from UNDP’s work in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. These stories demonstrate how sound policies, capacities and financing lead to lasting change.

  • Networking in NegotinoDec 2, 2013Tuesday 3 December will see the official launch of the Vardar Planning Region’s new Network for Inclusive Development. The launch will be combined with the first celebration in this country of the global initiative for promoting charity—#GivingTuesday.

  • Violence against women is not acceptable and can be preventedNov 25, 2013Every year, at least two million women and girls are trafficked into prostitution, forced slavery, and servitude. Up to 60 percent of women experience some form of physical or sexual abuse during their lifetime.

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