A large contributor to the Human Development Index's recent decline is a global drop in life expectancy, down from 73 years in 2019 to 71.4 years in 2021.
The UN-funded project will focus on underreported issues concerning women — exclusively from a female perspective.
While the UN is willing to help resolve any "technical constraints" to help girls resume their education, further delays could lead to Afghanistan being ignored, UNDP chief said.
The former prime minister of Togo's win marks a dramatic shift for the ILO, which since its founding in 1919 has been led only by men from Europe or the Americas.
The twin impacts of the pandemic and a military coup could reverse the progress made in the past decade, threatening to affect an entire generation, the United Nations says.
Over 150,000 people will be killed in fighting alone in Yemen this year, the UN agency says while an estimated 1.3 million people in total will have died by 2030.
UN Development Programme warns that if the financial system fails in Afghanistan, it could take decades to rebuild.
The fund aims to inject liquidity into Afghan households by providing cash to Afghan workers in public works programmes and micro-enterprises.
A UNDP project funded by Government of Japan and carried out in partnership with the Ministry of Youth and Sports aims to provide training for employment and entrepreneurship and focused on social cohesion in Turkey among Turkish and Syrian youth.
The collaboration between UNDP, Limak Foundation, and the Ministries of Family and Social Services and National Education aims to support young girls and women interested in becoming engineers in Turkey.
Two UN agencies, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), have collaborated in a scheme to provide free masks to workers in Gaziantep’s industrial zone, produced by Syrian refugees.
“The hardest hit will be poor urban populations and the worst affected will be female heads of household,” says Kanni Wignaraja, the UNDP’s assistant secretary-general for the region.
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