EU and UNDP discuss ways to advance the development goals in the Caribbean

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) present a unique opportunity to the Caribbean countries to improve the quality of life of the most vulnerable people and boost resilience, said UNDP during a dialogue with the European Union on the Caribbean. According to UNDP’s Caribbean Human Development Report 2016, the...

UNDP, Council of Europe Development Bank to boost Development Goals in Europe

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) today agreed to extend their cooperation for another five years, aiming to scale up their support for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Southeastern Europe, Turkey, Moldova and Georgia. The...

European Commission, UNDP to help enhance resilience to disasters in South-east Europe

The European Commission (EC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched an initiative to increase disaster prevention in cities across seven countries and territories in the Western Balkans. The two-year project, to be implemented by UNDP in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the...

EU-UNDP initiative supports equal access to employment for Roma and Egyptians in Albania

EU-UNDP initiative supports equal access to employment for Roma and Egyptians in Albania Zymyle Seferi, a 23 years old young Egyptian never gave up her dream of becoming a midwife. She lost her father when she was one month old. She was brought up by her mother. Together with her older sister, they lived in...

With EU support, rural women in Azerbaijan start breaking the cycle of poverty

In Azerbaijan’s capital city Baku, it is not hard to find successful women who run their own businesses or hold high positions in companies and government institutions. So it is easy to forget that in rural areas of the country, many women are still deprived of the opportunity to actively participate in social and...

EU-funded ENPARD programme helps boost agriculture in Armenia

Armine Muradyan lives in the Lori region of Armenia, with her husband, two sons, daughter-in-law and grandchild. In the scenic and fairy-tale looking villages nestled among Armenian mountains, the rural life is not a picturesque one: in a country with a high unemployment rate and alarming levels of poverty, the...

"I watched as people tried to flee the oncoming water" - a 360° tour of flood-ravaged areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  In this 360° video, we take a look around two cities in the north of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Doboj and Maglaj, that were hit by catastrophic flooding in 2014. Devastating floods Following the river Bosna out of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s capital, Sarajevo, there are signs of a hardship the country’s...

The European Union, the Islamic Development Bank and UNDP launch the Revitalization of Sultan Suleiman and Salah Eddin Streets in East Jerusalem

The European Union, the Islamic Development Bank, the Islamic Waqf, Arab Chamber of Commerce and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) launched today the Productivity and Urban Renewal Programme in East Jerusalem (PURE). The programme, with a total value of around USD 22 million,...

Sand and gravel lay the foundation of domestic economies in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific

A once neglected minerals sector may hold the key to tens of millions of jobs across Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific, at a time when oil and metal exporting countries are grappling with low commodity prices. Major infrastructure ventures and rapid urbanisation (forecasted to increase from 40% in 2010 to 56%...

European Union supports the development of the energy sector in the Republic of Moldova

Moldova Energy and Biomass Project was showcased during an event organized  by the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament on 6 December 2016 which aimed to present success stories from three countries of the Eastern Partnership – Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia. Johannes Hahn, EU...

Photo exhibition raises awareness about the ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria, showcases EU-UNDP partnership

A photography exhibition which raises awareness about the ongoing humanitarian and development challenges in Iraq and Syria opened today in the European Commission’s Berlaymont Building in Brussels. In Iraq, which hosts over 200,000 Syrian refugees, Reza Visual Academy, a non-profit organization founded by Reza, a...