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UN leaders give a global reality check on SDG progress

With just 10 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, UN leaders call for transformative action in the face of COVID-19 and the climate crisis.  


UNDP-ADB partnership to strengthen Bhutan’s macroeconomic forecasting and modelling

UNDP and ADB will collaborate with UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in providing technical and financial support to a joint initiative led by the Department of Macroeconomic Affairs  


Digital finance, a lifeline during COVID-19 crisis, can deliver long-term financing of the Sustainable Development Goals

Unleashing potential of digital finance could have transformational impact on sustainable development says group of financial, business, government and development leaders convened by the UN…  


Empowering Innovation in Urban Agriculture with Microsoft Azure

UNDP partnered with Microsoft Asia Pacific on a call for AI-powered digital agriculture solutions to help urban farmers improve their crop yields.  


New partnership forged between EU, UNDP and UNOCT to prevent violent extremism in Southeast Asia

UNDP and the UNOCT are pleased to announce the establishment of a new partnership with EU FPI to prevent violent extremism in Asia.  


COVID-19: ‘Detect and Protect Challenge’ grand prize winners announced

The COVID-19 Detect and Protect Challenge, a joint innovation challenge launched in mid-April by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Hackster.io, announced 10 grand prize winners…  


Conservation communities around the world need support now to prevent the loss of our wildlife

The world’s national parks have suffered tremendously from the loss of income due to COVID-19.  



Papua New Guinea’s COVID-19 Response Receives Much Needed Boost

The six new ventilators add to Papua New Guinea’s capacity to treat possible future and acute COVID-19 cases.  


New tool to help businesses ensure human rights are respected in the COVID-19 response and recovery period

A new tool will help businesses consider and manage the human rights impacts of COVID-19 response and recovery in their operations.  

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