The Human Development Report 2007/2008 warns that the world has less than a decade to avoid a climate change crisis that could bring unprecedented reversals in poverty reduction, nutrition, health and education to the world's poorest people.
Football legends and UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Ronaldo and Zinédine Zidane are inviting some of the world's top players to join them in an all-star line-up for the 10th "Match Against Poverty," to take place on 19 December 2012 at the Gremio Arena in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
As Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Ronaldo and Zidane will each captain a team for this friendly match aimed at mobilizing the public in the fight against poverty.
The primary objective of the event is to mobilize the public in the fight against poverty and to promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which seek to halve world poverty by 2015.
UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP) helps countries build and share their own solutions to urgent development challenges, supporting coalitions for change and connecting individuals and institutions so they can share knowledge, experience and resources. As countries develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of regional and global partners.
From September 22-24, the third annual Social Good Summit will unite global leaders as they share how to use the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve the greatest challenges facing the world today. We want you to help us make history and join the conversation with leaders and citizens from around the globe. On September 24, we invite people all over the world to connect through local meetups, where they will address the same question: How can new technology and new media create solutions for the biggest problems facing my community?
Almost 1 million people killed and 2 billion affected by natural disasters since 2000. Over $1 trillion dollars in damage during the same period. This great new animation shows how investing in disaster preparedness saves lives and money later: http://on.undp.org/actnowen
Sub-Saharan Africa cannot sustain its present economic resurgence unless it eliminates the hunger that affects nearly a quarter of its people, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) argues in the newly released Africa Human Development Report 2012: Towards a Food Secure Future.
UNDP recently partnered with Pure Digital Technologies to purchase inexpensive and user-friendly video cameras called Flip Cams. 35 UNDP staff in the field are now using these cameras to produce short films on how UNDPs work directly impacts peoples lives. The videos in this playlist showcase some of the videos they have produced.
UNDP helps countries prevent and recover from armed conflicts and natural disasters through advocacy, capacity building, conflict sensitive development, development of tools and methodologies, gender equality, knowledge networking, strategic planning and programming, and policy and standard setting.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 166 countries, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. As they develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of partners.
World leaders have pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, including the overarching goal of cutting poverty in half by 2015. UNDP's network links and coordinates global and national efforts to reach these Goals. Its focus is helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of:
*crisis prevention and recovery;
*energy and environment; and
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network, an organization advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on ...