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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...
Twenty-eight years ago, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) proposed that the 11th of July be recognised by the international community as World Population Day. Since then, the date has been celebrated globally as an opportunity to focus attention on the growing population issues. These include, but are not limited to, unsafe family planning, inaccessible reproductive healthcare, widespread poverty and gender inequality.
The United Arab Emirates Public Policy Forum, held by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, is the first of its kind to concentrate on the “Future Direction of Education Policy.” The question posed to contributors is how to best achieve the UAE Vision 2021 through paradigmatic changes in the educational system.
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.
This morning I signed an MOU with the Council of Arab Economic Unity under the League of Arab States that fully acknowledges the contribution of digital economy for promoting inclusiveness, competitiveness, higher productivity, good governance and making information a public good. I call upon our distinguished CEOs and representatives of the private sector to join hands with the UNDP in collective efforts and joint actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) leveraging on the positive contributions of E-Commerce.
Young people are not only our future -- they are our present. Our planet has never been so young, with 1.8 billion young women and men. They are the most connected, the most outspoken and the most open-minded generation the world has ever seen.