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Dear Colleague, On behalf of the UN country team in UAE and on my own behalf, I wish to extend sincere congratulations to you on your appointment as the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). I would like to send my best wishes for you in performing the substantial duties of this...
INNOVATION is key to a new global development agenda.
Take our smart phones as an example of a technological innovation; think of the way it changed our lives; but also think of how other innovations using the smartphone as a platform has changed the civic dialogue through social media innovations. Innovations have consequences at the global scale.
June 5th marks the biggest UN celebration of the environment and this year ‘Connecting with Nature’ was chosen as a theme for the World Environment Day (WED). Today we will also be witnessing the launch of the historic Ocean Conference, to be held in New York from 5-9 June 2017. The United Nations Development...
THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME UNDP IS NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR YLP3:
ACCELERATING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark”, strong words that were used by the Somali-born British poet Warsan Shire few years ago to raise awareness about the world refugee crisis. Shire also has another powerful verse in her poem that says, “No one puts their children in a boat unless the water is safer than the land”.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government has identified energy diversification and climate change as being strategic priorities, despite the fact that, the UAE economy remains both energy and carbon-intensive, even by the standards of the region. Energy intensity is 20.2 MJ/$GDP, compared with 16 MJ/$GDP for...