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New Year, new approach, new UNDP

UNDP is starting 2018 with a fresh focus and vision. This approach is laid out in the new Strategic Plan, which takes effect on January 1st and is the blueprint for the evolution of its work over the…  


International Day of Happiness in Brussels calls for climate action

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…  


Micro-hydro brings energy to Afghanistan

Micro hydroelectric power plants are bringing light and energy to households, schools, and small businesses in Afghanistan.  


New reservoir improves livelihood for 10,000 South Sudanese

Before the development of a new water reservoir in the El Ganaya district of South Sudan, members of the Turab family, often the women, had to trek four hours just to collect enough water to survive.  


Biodiversity projects improve lives in China

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), identified 18 villages in the area to carry out community-based projects aimed at conserving…  


Multi-lingual schools get attendance up in Bangladesh

Going to school was never a real possibility for the children in the Bangladesh village of Alutila, a remote hamlet that houses a smattering of villages in the Chittagong Hill Tracts. With the UNDP-EU…  


UNDP’s Drogba vs Malaria campaign wins EACA Care Award

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…  


UNDP global leader in transparency

The 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…  


2013 – A Defining Moment for Achieving the MDGs

Global leaders urgently call for the continued need to accelerate progress to address widening disparities  


Education, Health Care, Honest and Responsive Government, and Jobs Top Priorities for People Worldwide, UN Report

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon presented today a new report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”. The report summarizes the findings from public consultations and surveys that engaged more than…  

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