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The Jamal Abdel Nasser school in Gaza is setting a new standard, with a child-centred learning environment, eco-sustainable infrastructure and renewable energy.  


Ulrika Modéer Assumes Role Leading UNDP’s External Relations and Advocacy

Ms. Ulrika Modéer officially began her role today as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Director of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy. In this role she will lead the organisation in…  


UNDP Staff Mourn Death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan, “your unwavering dedication to peace made us all stronger”

The staff of UNDP join family and friends in mourning the death of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan who passed away peacefully after a short illness, according to a statement published on his…  


Ambassador Mirjana Spoljaric Egger joins UNDP senior leadership team

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner welcomed the appointment to his senior leadership team today of Ambassador Mirjana Spoljaric Egger as the new Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional…  


Ahunna Eziakonwa takes the helm of UNDP’s Africa portfolio

Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa officially began her role today as UNDP’s Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Africa. In this role she will lead UNDP’s work supporting 46 countries in Africa to…  


UNDP and energy company Repsol sign global agreement to promote sustainable development

Repsol and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed a global agreement that facilitates advancement of sustainable development in some 20-plus countries where both the entities operate.…  


Youth and technology: 5 ways we're changing the world

As a user of digital platforms and a professional in the communications field, I see how quickly and effectively technology has opened doors, connected people from remote communities with the same…  



We are all “sailing the waves on our own” now

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples this year has a focus on migration and displacement. Indigenous peoples, who comprise less than 5 percent of the world’s population, have the…  


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