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16 Nov 2018 description

Coastal zones are critical to life and livelihoods, people and planet. They are conduits to trade, to communications, they provide resources and livelihoods, they are often centers of economic growth. Critical coastal ecosystems underpin a number of key economic sectors, including tourism, fisheries, mineral extraction, oil and construction. The ocean-economy, covering broad categories of employment and ecosystem services is estimated at between USD 3-6 trillion a year.

16 Nov 2018 description

With an impressive development progress over the past two decades, the countries of the Europe and Central Asia region (ECA) are primed for significant economic and social growth. Climate change, however, threatens to undermine decades of development gains and put at risk efforts to eradicate poverty. Tackling climate change must be central to efforts to reduce poverty and sustain development.

16 Nov 2018 description

Unless urgent action is taken to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR), global deaths from infections, such as tuberculosis (TB) and pneumonia, as well as complications of infection such as sepsis, are projected to rise to an estimated 10 million per year by 2050. AMR also negatively affects animal health, food security and poverty reduction, with the World Bank estimating that AMR could push as many as 24.1 million people into extreme poverty by 2050.

31 Oct 2018 description

31 October 2018, Bangkok - In a unique partnership, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is connecting experts on coastal and river management from Deltares, a Dutch knowledge institute, with vulnerable nations in the Pacific and Africa as they develop new proposals for climate finance and build ecosystems-based climate change adaptation plans.

16 Oct 2018 description

BERLIN, 16 October 2018 - Eleven heads of the world’s leading health and development organizations today signed a landmark commitment to find new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Coordinated by the World Health Organization, the initiative unites the work of 11 organizations, with others set to join in the next phase.

08 Oct 2018 description

La dynamique des conflits a aggravé la vulnérabilité des populations, causé des dégâts à l’agriculture, aux pêcheries et aux moyens de subsistance pastoraux et porté atteinte à la liberté de circulation, aux échanges commerciaux et à la gouvernance locale.

Rôle de la TICAD au service du développement de l’Afrique

Depuis la tenue de la TICAD VI en 2016, l’Afrique n’a eu de cesse d’avancer dans la bonne direction.

08 Oct 2018 description

TICAD's Role in Advancing Africa's Development

Conflict dynamics have increased the vulnerability of the population, damaged agriculture, fisheries and livelihoods, and affected freedom of movement, trade and local governance.

Since TICAD VI in 2016, Africa has been on the move.

06 Oct 2018 description

Remarks at the launch of the Nigeria National Human Development Report, On Achieving Human Development in North East Nigeria – ‘Towards an Understanding of the Humanitarian-Development- Peace Nexus’

As prepared for delivery.

The Hon Minister of Budget and National Planning,
Senior Government Officials,
Excellencies, Heads of Diplomatic Missions,
Heads of International Development Agencies,
Dear friends from the media,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

20 Sep 2018 description

Men and women often have different roles and responsibilities in society and therefore experience climate change impacts in different ways. This video shows what Colombia, Uganda and Viet Nam are doing to develop gender-responsive national adaptation plans for the agriculture sectors. This country-driven work is carried out under a global programme known as Integrating Agriculture in National Adaptation Plans (NAP-Ag), jointly coordinated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

15 Sep 2018 description

Amplias desigualdades en el bienestar de las personas ensombrecen el progreso continuado en el desarrollo humano

Según el último Índice de Desarrollo Humano, las personas de los países con un desarrollo humano muy alto viven de media 19 años más que aquellas del grupo de países con desarrollo humano bajo y su tiempo de escolarización es de siete años más.

15 Sep 2018 description

Des inégalités de bien-être criantes menacent la pérennité des progrès du développement humain

Selon le plus récent Indice de développement humain, la différence d’espérance de vie entre les pays des catégories « développement humain très élevé » et « développement humain faible » est de 19 ans, tandis que la différence de durée de scolarisation est de 7 ans.

14 Sep 2018 description
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Wide inequalities in people’s well-being cast a shadow on sustained human development progress

14 September 2018

By HDRO

According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries.

13 Sep 2018 description

As a Cluster Lead Agency, UNDP has commissioned an independent prospective evaluation on the scope of the Global Cluster for Early Recovery (GCER) at global level and on the work of the Early Recovery clusters/sectors in countries where clusters/sectors were formally activated by the IASC. The purpose of the evaluation was two-fold: firstly, to evaluate the overall effectiveness of GCER coordination, and secondly to support UNDP’s consideration of the most appropriate way to support Early Recovery in the future.

03 Sep 2018 description

Documentation

The Guidance note and associated TORs for Scoping Processes have been updated and shortened for use by countries. All public GPP documents are available on the ‘Agenda for Humanity’ (A4H) website, in the initiatives section - http://www.agendaforhumanity.org/initiatives/gpp.

28 Aug 2018 description

Representatives from joint FAO-UNDP NAP-Ag Programme connect sectoral adaptation plans with achievement of Paris Goals and 2030 Agenda

25 Aug 2018 description

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Migration and displacement are significant and complex development challenges that require a multi-faceted and multi-stakeholder response. Of the 258 million international migrants in 2017, 106 million were from Asia, remitting $256 billion to their home countries. Further, the number of those displaced globally has increased to 68.5 million due to conflicts, climate change, and disasters induced by natural hazards, many of which have occurred in Asia and the Pacific.

21 Aug 2018 description

21 August 2018, Siem Reap – While there has been extraordinary economic progress in the ASEAN region, pockets of multi-dimensional poverty remain. If those who have been left behind – the poorest of the poor – are to be reached, governments need to adopt new approaches that are people-centred and empower and equip local governments to take innovative action.

These were among the key takeaways from ASEAN-China-UNDP Symposium on Localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Realizing Poverty Eradication, held this week in Siem Reap, Cambodia.