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Syria Crisis: a Multipronged Approach to Increase Resilience

Statement of the UNDP Administrator to the Member States Briefing, Geneva

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Human rights dimensions of COVID-19: role and experiences of National Human Rights Institutions

Statement Delivered by Asako Okai at the opening of the virtual event on ‘The human rights dimensions of COVID-19: the role and experiences of NHRIs’ , co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions to the…  


Business Call to Action (BCtA) 10th Annual Forum

Opening Statement by Haoliang Xu at the 10th Annual Forum of Business Call to Action, 'Reimagining Resilience through Inclusive Business Innovation'.  


Istanbul Mediation Conference

Statement delivered by Asako Okai at the Istanbul Mediation Conference, 'Peace Mediation in the New Normal' #UN75  


Youth2030 Strategy Second Anniversary

Statement delivered by Haoliang Xu on the occasion of the second anniversary of the launch of Youth 2030 Strategy and briefing to UN Member States, co-hosted by Permanent Missions of Slovakia and Sri…  


Urban Development and Future Cities: Towards Building Back a Better Post COVID-19 Kuwait

Statement Delivered by Haoliang Xu at the #UN75 Talks Urban Development and Future Cities: Towards Building Back a Better Post COVID-19 Kuwait  


UN Day for South-South Cooperation

This event offers us an opportunity to highlight the inherent power of South-South and triangular cooperation to help countries respond decisively to global challenges like COVID-19 -- and to advance…  


UNDP Executive Board

It is my great pleasure to join you today for the second regular session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board for 2020.  


Celebrating the Stewardship and Resilience of Indigenous Peoples

Since 1982, the world has celebrated the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples on 9 August. This year’s theme -- COVID-19 and Indigenous peoples’ resilience -- offers a somber moment for…  


Statement by UNDP Administrator on the explosions in Beirut

Our hearts go out to the people of Lebanon and we send our deepest condolences to those who have lost loved ones in the explosions in Beirut.  


Joint Statement on COVID-19 and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration

The Interagency Working Group on Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) acknowledges the universal challenge posed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and the containment…  

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