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Progress against the multiple dimensions of poverty was made before the pandemic – but now it is at risk

New figures released today show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a…  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in…  


Statement by UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner on UN COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today launched a $2 billion global humanitarian response plan to fight COVID-19 in some of the world’s most vulnerable countries. This response…  


Press Release: The incoming UNDP Resident Representative presents credentials to Foreign Minister Zarif

The UNDP in the Islamic Republic of Iran is delighted to announce that on 25th June, Mr. Claudio Providas presented his credentials to His Excellency, Dr. Mohammad Javad Zarif, Minister of Foreign…  


Groundbreaking new report underscores need for transformational change to safeguard life on earth

The IPBES launched the summary of a groundbreaking report today showing an alarming decline in nature and its vital contributions to people.  


Press Release: Government of Japan renews commitment to restoring Lake Urmia for the fifth year in a row

The Government of Japan has generously contributed another US$ 1 million to UNDP Iran to continue supporting their efforts to contribute to the restoration of Lake Urmia. This is Japan’s fifth…  

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