UNDP Africa partners with private sector to achieve Global Goals

By | 28 June 2018

  With on-the-ground networks and the ability to swiftly adapt and innovate, the private sector is well-positioned to bring new solutions to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs) by 2030. In addition, the SDGs present significant opportunities for the private sector to open new markets and attract investments in sustainable development by leveraging companies’ core competencies, expertise… Read More »

UNDP and Accenture launch YAS! to expand opportunities for youth

By | 27 June 2018

YAS! acts as a hub for young entrepreneurs by aggregating existing information, access to finance, mentorship and networking opportunities. Young African entrepreneurs with potential to scale up across the region will soon have access to financing and support through a new innovative platform. YAS!, or Youth for Africa and SDGs, was launched at the Responsible Business… Read More »

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 26 June 2018

By | 25 June 2018

UN Secretary-General’s message: Drug challenges are among the most complex problems we face, with wide-ranging impacts on health and well-being, families and communities, security and sustainable development. Addressing them requires a holistic focus across many fronts, as highlighted in the outcome document unanimously adopted by the 2016 United Nations General Assembly Special Session on the world… Read More »

Uniting the world against terrorism

By | 25 June 2018

Terrorism is a persistent and evolving global menace.  No country is immune.  Social media, encrypted communications and the dark web are being used to spread propaganda, radicalize new recruits and plan atrocities.  The threat ranges from the crude tactics of lone actors to sophisticated coordinated attacks and the horrific prospect of terrorists using chemical, biological… Read More »

Press Release: Countries embrace efforts to achieve SDGs amid mounting global challenges: UN Report

By | 21 June 2018

New York, 20 June – A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched in New York today. The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 found that conflict and climate change were major contributing… Read More »