If I Disappear Global Report on Protecting Young People in Civic Space

18 June 2021 (UN Headquarters, NY) – The issue of safety and protection in civic space is not new, but until now, there have been no attempts to collect global data specifically on the threats and harassment young people are facing in civic space. This has produced a notable gap for policy and decision-makers looking to develop evidence-based recommendations and solutions to enable safer civic spaces for young people.

Aiming Higher: Elevating Meaningful Youth Engagement for Climate Action

Aiming Higher: Elevating Meaningful Youth Engagement for Climate Action

APRIL 26, 2022

This guidance explores what meaningful youth engagement in climate action looks like, both conceptually and practically. It does this by identifying dimensions and pathways that support meaningful youth participation and by providing actionable recommendations for climate action in general and NDC implementation specifically.

Diversifying Climate Knowledge: The Fight Against ‘Parachute Science’

Quality research on climate change is critical as we work together to devise solutions for a sustainable future. However, when it comes to ensuring equity, diversity, and representation in climate research, the scientific community has a reputation for falling short. Why is this, one might ask, especially considering the heightened demand for a breakdown of systemic barriers in STEM fields? It turns out parachute science is often to blame.

The G20 Peoples' Climate Vote:

The actions that G20 governments take to tackle the climate crisis will be critical to the future of the planet. In the run-up to the G20 Summit in Rome, and ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the UN Development Programme and the University of Oxford are publishing the G20 Peoples’ Climate Vote, a large G20 survey of public opinion on climate change.

State of Climate Ambition

Climate ambition is nuanced and context specific. This new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report explores how the world is progressing on climate ambition – Who is leading the way? And who is falling behind? – through a unique perspective that assesses global intentions and also draws on data and evidence from more than 120 developing countries. Despite many challenges, it demonstrates that there are also reasons to be hopeful for the future.

Global Youth Statement

Thousands of youths from all over the world have come together to demand change from global leaders.

Inputs from individuals, environmental organizations and educational institutions have been brought together with the expertise of our policy teams to highlight the most indispensible action points to tackle the ongoing climate crisis.

In 15 thematics, we urge world leaders at COP26 to once and for all provide the necessary policy framework to win our fight for 1.5°C.

The Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement is a legally binding international treaty on climate change. It was adopted by 196 Parties at COP 21 in Paris, on 12 December 2015 and entered into force on 4 November 2016.

Its goal is to limit global warming to well below 2, preferably to 1.5 degrees Celsius, compared to pre-industrial levels.

To achieve this long-term temperature goal, countries aim to reach global peaking of greenhouse gas emissions as soon as possible to achieve a climate neutral world by mid-century.

Building Digital Public Goods: takeaways from India’s COVID-19 vaccine implementation programme

In July 2021, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered CoWIN, India's technological platform developed to support its COVID-19 vaccination drive, as a digital public good to the world. CoWIN has achieved great results since launch: the platform has facilitated the delivery of 1.3 billion vaccinations in under a year across 327,000 centers, serviced by over one million healthcare workers. 

Ensuring Equitable Digital Futures for Everyone

New York, 15 February 2022 - A bold new plan is being launched today to support countries and communities to use digital technology as a lever to help drive down inequality, support inclusivity, tackle climate change, and open-up economic opportunities. With its ambitious new Digital Strategy 2022-2025, UNDP aims to get ahead of the ever-evolving digital reality to accelerate work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).