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Latest Developments

  • People riding bicycles in a bike race. Environmentally Sustainable Transport.
    Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST)
  • Participants of the Eighth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, Indore, India, 2018
  • Bottles are being filled with water from water tanks, Sri Lanka
    Water and Disaster
  • Participants of the Localizing SDGs Training Course, Toyota City, Japan
    Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Training Workshop on Regional Development at Bucaramanga, Colombia
    Integrated Regional Development Planning (IRDP)

Feature Events


The United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) will organized “The Symposium to Commemorate the UN 2023 Water Conference” on 12 June 2023 in a hybrid format. The UN 2023 Water Conference was held at UN Headquarters in New York in March 2023, was the first UN intergovernmental meeting on water since 1977 and brought together more than 7,000 stakeholders worldwide.


The High-Level 15th Regional Environmentally Sustainable Transport Forum in Asia, will be jointly organized by the Ministry of Transport, Government of Malaysia; Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan (MoE-J); the Asian Development Bank (ADB); and the United Nations Centre for Regional Development of the Division for Sustainable Development Goals, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNCRD-DSDG/UN DESA) on 24-26 October 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

[INFORMATION] Beware of scams implying association with the UN and UNCRD

The United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) has been made aware of various fake vacancy announcements and correspondences are being circulated in the name of UNCRD via non-UN websites and email imitating UN email addresses. UNCRD posts job vacancies of internationally recruited staff on "UN Careers", and in cases of vacancy announcement of local staff, it posts on our website. Please beware of fraudulent practices. For more information of this, please visit the page of "Beware of Fake Vacancy Announcements" of this website.


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