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Meeting the urban finance challenge

Many of the investments needed to achieve the 2030 Agenda are made at the subnational level, especially by cities.  


Cities 2030: Implementing the New Urban Agenda

In October 2016, the New Urban Agenda was unanimously adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), serving as a new vision for our cities and…  


A new way of working in crisis

It’s been one year since Somalia declared drought as a national emergency. The large-scale, collective humanitarian response that followed helped keep the country from sliding into famine. And now the…  


How will we navigate towards 2030? We’ll be using MAPS!

The 2030 Agenda champions a new way of thinking about development that embraces the symbiosis between social, economic and environmental sustainability. Doing business as usual - focusing on one…  


Switzerland Pledges US$3 million to Multi-Agency UN Programme

A US$3 million allocation from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) will support a joint UNDP, UNCDF, and UN Women programme to advance gender equality and sustainable development by…  


Somali Leaders and the International Community Determined to Make Somalia Famine Resistant

One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response. Today, the country is marking…  


UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Somalia

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Somalia on January 30…  


UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Ethiopia

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Ethiopia from January…  


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