Norway is UNDP’s top core contributor helping to respond quickly to emerging crises and natural disasters. This vital partnership provides the foundations for a fit-for purpose organization and critical resources to eradicate poverty and protect the environment.
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Yvo de Boer, Director-General of the Global Green Growth Institute, suggests that multilateral development banks should work together with the private sector and the United Nations system to create a more attractive climate for green investments.
Switzerland is a critical partner in our quest to eradicate poverty and make the planet more sustainable. Swiss efforts at the local level improve people's lives and protect the environment.
Every year, the United Nations Environment Programme hosts World Environment Day on June 5 to raise awareness about environmental issues and call for action. The host country for WED 2015 is Italy and the theme this year is "Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care.”
At the request of the Government of Nepal, urban search and rescue (USAR) teams are working around the clock to locate, extract and provide initial medical support to victims trapped by collapsed structures.