[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”.
UN Development Chief: Tackling Root Causes of Migration Critical to Ending Crisis
Nov 12, 2015
Ending the migration crisis in Europe will require a broad coalition of countries and international organizations to tackle the causes of the mass migration while creating more avenues for legal migration, said United Nations development chief Helen Clark.
Investing in low value minerals and materials for jobs boost in Africa
Nov 9, 2015
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Minerals Development Centre hosted today the Africa launch of a new global programme to support small-scale miners, public institutions, and communities operating in the low value minerals and materials (LVMM) sector.
Europe’s refugee crisis: Working to ease the burden
Nov 5, 2015
A new US $20,000 truck donated to the municipality of Gevgelija on 2 November 2015 is the first step in a wider effort by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to help local communities cope with the refugee crisis that has seen more than 600,000 people cross the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia so far this year.
Children draw peace to mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations
Oct 26, 2015
Fifty children aged between 5 and 7 of the school “Ma Campagne” in Brussels have participated in celebrating the UN 70th anniversary by making drawings on peace.
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.
Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2015
Oct 17, 2015
A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years.
It’s our shared responsibility to protect girls’ and women’s rights
Oct 12, 2015
Today, there are 250 million girls living in poverty. Gender inequality remains the most pervasive form of inequality around the world. In many parts of the world, girls suffer from inequality, discrimination and abuse, facing threats to their security, health and welfare.