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United Nations Development Programme Nigeria launches Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investor Maps Initiative to empower investors with data and insights to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals

Developing an SDG Investor Map follows an 8-step methodology to identify the most appropriate business and investment opportunities aligned with the SDGs

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Nigeria have launched the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Investor Maps, as part of the Global UNDP SDG Impact Initiative, with the objective of driving greater and more diverse volume of capital to accelerate progress towards achieving the United Nations (UN) 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.…

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Coronavirus: Migrants essential to recovery of global development post COVID-19

Legal pathways, cheaper remittances, guaranteeing women’s rights could help get people moving again according to new UN research

Global human mobility has halted with the overall impact of COVID-19, hitting people on the move hard. As borders re-open slowly, a new UN Development Programme (UNDP) report illustrates how governments can shape migration to benefit development and boost recovery. The report, Human Mobility, Shared Opportunities: A Review of the…

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Coronavirus - Eritrea: The story of the simple innovative and cost-effective handwashing stand

Eritrea promotes workplace safety, hygiene and safe re-opening of Government offices and businesses during COVID-19

The National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW) has introduced simple and effective handwashing stands. This ensures workplace safety and wellbeing whilst also promoting local innovation and job creation in Eritrea. This initiative, of the National Confederation of Eritrean Workers (NCEW) in partnership with UNDP Eritrea, aims to provide support in…

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Coronavirus - Libya: The Stabilization Facility for Libya rehabilitates Health Clinic‎ in Sebha improving COVID-19 response

Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) works in collaboration with national authorities and public companies to support municipalities to rehabilitate essential service facilities and boost capacities

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), through the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) completed the renovation of the Mansheya Community Health Clinic in Sebha and handed it over to Sebha Municipal Council to improve access to health services for 90,000 people. SFL works in collaboration with national authorities and public…

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Global coronavirus death toll passes 1 million 

The coronavirus pandemic shows no signs of slowing with rising death toll while economic impact continues to threaten decades of human development growth

The world passed a grim milestone this week as the World Health Organization announced that 1 million people have now died from the coronavirus. More than 33 million people have been infected with the virus since it began in late 2019, and those numbers expect to grow as more countries…

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Coronavirus: Celebrity Advocates Connie Britton, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Yemi Alade call for green and gender-equal COVID-19 recovery during the United Nations General Assembly week

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the vulnerabilities of the people and the planet but has also provided an opportunity for the world to come out stronger

The three UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors joined the SDG Action Zone during the 75th UN General Assembly to share personal experiences during the pandemic and talk climate, inequality, and the challenges of being a working mom UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors American actor Connie Britton, Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Nigerian musician Yemi…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Award-winning Nigerian singer and global Afro-pop star Yemi Alade to promote women’s empowerment and a green and equitable COVID-19 recovery as new Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Development Programme

Kicking off her new role as the COVID-19 pandemic surges around the world, Alade will help shine a spotlight on the disproportionate impact of the health and socio-economic crisis

Having risen to the top of a male-dominated industry, Nigerian singer-songwriter Yemi Alade was today appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Kicking off her new role as the COVID-19 pandemic surges around the world, Alade will help shine a spotlight on the disproportionate impact of the…

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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Photoville exhibit shines a light on the far-reaching consequences of COVID-19

Eight photographers poignantly show the true human cost of the pandemic, and how it must force us into a radical re-think

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has gathered an exciting and thought-provoking selection of prize-winning international photojournalists for the 2020 edition of the international photography exhibition Photoville. Their work on the theme, The far-reaching fallout from COVID-19, how a once-in-a-century crisis is re-shaping the world will be on display from…

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Coronavirus - Africa: The Lion’s Share provides lifeline to wildlife tourism communities, as COVID-19 jeopardizes conservation worldwide

Critical funds raised by innovative UNDP partnership with brands to support local communities at the frontlines of conservation in Africa, Asia and Latin America

The Lion’s Share today announced new grants to support communities dependent on wildlife-based tourism – an industry that employs millions and is critical to wildlife conservation around the world, but one that has been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The grants will fund local projects in nine countries across Africa,…

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Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 will widen poverty gap between women and men, new UN Women and UNDP data shows

Poverty rate for women was expected to decrease by 2.7 per cent between 2019 and 2021, but projections now point to an increase of 9.1 per cent due to pandemic

The pandemic will push 47 million more women and girls below the poverty line, reversing decades of progress to eradicate extreme poverty The COVID-19 crisis will dramatically increase the poverty rate for women and widen the gap between men and women who live in poverty, according to new data released…