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Stocktaking of Sendai Framework targets: Making Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery Inclusive and Accessible for All

Government representatives, development practitioners and humanitarian actors from around the world will meet in Geneva next week at the Sixth Session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk…  


More than 90% of the world’s children breathe toxic air every day

Every day around 93% of the world’s children under the age of 15 years (1.8 billion children) breathe air that is so polluted it puts their health and development at serious risk.  


UNDP Chief says clock ticking on climate action

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner joined the chorus for climate change action following the release of a UN report that delivers a warning on warming temperatures.  



UN Biodiversity Lab launched to revolutionize biodiversity planning and reporting

UNDP, UN Environment, and the CBD Secretariat launch a free, open-source platform to provide policy makers with access to world-class data for national action.  


Caspian littoral states agree to start neighbourhood watch for the environment

Littoral countries to the Caspian Sea have made a groundbreaking commitment to evaluate the likely impact that development projects will have on the environment in each other’s states.  


HCFC Phase-out Management Plan for Iran

This project is about the phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). HCFCs are ozone depleting compounds, the use of which is regulated by the Montreal Protocol on Ozone Depleting Substances.  

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