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Celebrating optimism on Earth Day

Earth Day is celebrated on 22 April since 1970. This international day reminds us about the interdependence between natural ecosystems and human life. It is a celebration of Earth’s biodiversity and…  


Statement at the 97th Meeting of the Development Committee

Statement at the 97th Meeting of the Development Committee  


Statement at the 37th Mtg of the IMFC

Statement at the 37th Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee  


Partnership for jobs and livelihoods amid complex crises

Over 5.5 million registered Syrian refugees reside in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt. The prolonged and escalated crisis has deeply impacted the livelihoods of refugees, the internally…  


Hitting home runs for the SDGs

The game of baseball, known as ‘pelota’ in the Dominican Republic, has many similarities to policy making. They both require strategy, vision, teamwork, coordination and, of course, home runs.  


Grappling with climate change in the kingdom of happiness

For Bhutan, a tiny carbon-neutral country, climate change is not just an environmental problem but a serious challenge to sustainable development.  


Special Event on 'Leaving No One Behind'

Remarks at the special event marking the 127th birth anniversary year of Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar  


Small Businesses - Impact of Disasters and Building Resilience

This study focuses on small businesses and their role in disaster risk reduction and, particularly, in recovery.  


Ever think about mines? I mean, the kind that blow up people?

Lead advisor Rosemary Kalapurakal reflects on UNDP's 25 years of work on mine action in over 40 countries.  


Task Force Meeting on Chernobyl

Remarks at the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force Meeting on Chernobyl  

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