June 19 2015. The #United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark spent 3 days in Lilongwe, Malawi. The UNDP chief first spoke at the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) report launch. Back in January, Malawi has been affected by one of the worst flood of its history. "Through new legislation, policy, regulation, and their enforcement, an enabling environment for resilient recovery and a safer Malawi can be created" commented Ms Clark during the conference. Ms Clark then delivered a lecture to the Malawi parliament to promote the Sustainable Development Goals agenda.

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations, the Regional Hub of Civil Service in Astana, Kazakhstan, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) organised an international conference titled: "International Cooperation on Civil Service Excellence: A Bridge to Achieving the #Sustainable development Goals". The meeting took place at the UN headquarters in New York, and was an opportunity to announce a new global scheme, which will aim to support innovative solutions for civil service excellence.

June 22 2015. UN Assistant Secretary-General and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Haoliang Xu arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal to take part in the International Donors Conference to support Nepal's post-disaster reconstruction efforts."The challenge of rebuilding the areas affected by earthquakes is enormous, and UNDP will continue to provide the government of Nepal with assistance in establishing the implementation arrangements and financial systems necessary to build a resilient Nepal," Mr. Xu said.

June 23 2015. The UNDP in Havana, Cuba, launched a new publication titled: What Works: South-South Cooperation for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean. "This launch represents an opportunity to stress the importance of disaster risk management, and its integration into the development paradigm, particularly for Small Island Developing States and in line with the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals," said Myrta Kaulard, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Cuba during the report launch.