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Overcoming disability to build new livelihoods

When Masta Jan was a child, he contracted polio. After recovering from the severe illness, he discovered that he could not walk unaided. Living in Khyber Agency in Pakistan’s Federally Administered…  

New Year, new approach, new UNDP

UNDP is starting 2018 with a fresh focus and vision. This approach is laid out in the new Strategic Plan, which takes effect on January 1st and is the blueprint for the evolution of its work over the…  


Empowering people and building peaceful societies

The publication showcases results of the many initiatives carried out by the EU and UNDP in the Arab States, impacting the lives of millions of people across the region. It demonstrates how UNDP and…  

Justice for Bangladesh’s poorest communities

“If it wasn’t for the Village Court, it would not have been possible to recover my assets through any other means,” said Pabitra Bala, a 65-year-old widow from central Bangladesh.  

A future in sight: UNDP-EU initiative helped a visually-impaired man come home

UNDP’s Comprehensive Disaster Risk Management Programme was able to help visually-challenged Khil Bahadur from Sindhupalchowk acquire both his identity papers and a roof over his head after the…  

In Azerbaijan, rural women 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…  

Adding value to agriculture in Armenia

Armine Muradyan lives in the Lori region of Armenia, with her husband, two sons, daughter-in-law and grandchild.  

"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.  

Through cultural heritage, EU and UNDP bring Cypriots across borders together

Christina Pavlou Solomi Patsia is a former Greek Cypriot resident of the Komi Kebir/Buyukkonuk village, where UNDP recently finished restoring the Agios Afksentios Church.  

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