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SDG Fund: Learning from the MDG Experience

Apr 28, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

United Nations, New York, USA, April 05 2016 – Paloma Duran, Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund at the UN Development Programme (UNDP) during Alejandro Aravena, Chilean architect and winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize for 2016 press encounter on the link between architecture and sustainable development today at the UN Headquarters in New York. By Britta Schmitz UNITED NATIONS, April 28 2016 – In 2014, the UN created the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund). The Fund is supposed to serve as a bridge in the transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals [Read More]

8 Billion in new Funding to Help 22.5 Million People in Syria

Jan 12, 2016 News, United Nations , , , , , , , , , , , , , Comments are off

UN humanitarian and development agencies today appealed to Member States for nearly USD 8 billion in new funding for 2016 to help 22.5 million people in Syria and across the region. The appeal comprises two main elements: help for an anticipated 4.7 million refugees in neighboring countries by the end of 2016 as well as 4 million people in communities hosting them, and support for 13.5 million displaced and conflict-affected people inside Syria itself. The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) 2016 covers the activities of some 200 partners including UN agencies, inter-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations in Turkey, Lebanon, [Read More]

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