• Everyone’s heritage: Cultural sites offer new beginnings in CyprusApr 16, 2015Cypriots today are rediscovering their unity around a shared cultural heritage; however, this hasn’t always been the case. How did this shift happen?

  • Regional cooperation key to security in South East Europe Mar 27, 2015Regional cooperation on combating the illicit proliferation of small arms and light weapons is the way forward, UNDP and EU officials agreed during a roundtable in Brussels, convened by UNDP's SEESAC initiative.

  • IDPs from eastern Ukraine found a new home in Kharkiv regionMar 25, 2015The renovation of the shelters is part of a joint EU-UNDP project “Community Based Approach to Local Development” that works with local authorities. The project also supports social care centres for the most vulnerable.

  • UN Day 2014 in BrusselsOct 29, 2014UN in Brussels celebrated its 69th birthday in City Hall and Grand Place on 24th and 26th October 2014. See more photos and find out what was the main theme of UN Day.

  • Hands-free diplomacy on EbolaOct 27, 2014Being UNDP and not a medical organization, our focus is mainly not on the direct treatment for Ebola patients. Instead, to complement the work of the many excellent organizations that are building and staffing Ebola hospitals, we’re working to prevent the further spread of the disease in poor communities, and helping to keep the countries’ economies and societies from collapsing in terror and paralysis.

  • Ninth Annual UN-EU Partnership Report launched on UN DayOct 24, 2014At the occasion of the UN Day, the United Nations Team in Brussels is pleased to present the ninth Annual UN-EU Partnership report on the results of our collaboration with the European Union in 2013. The report spans the range of our joint actions across the world, both thematically and geographically. The web photo publication and the videos included in the report will take you through the results of our work on the ground.

  • UNDP-EU project will support recovery and help IDPs in Eastern UkraineOct 20, 2014UNDP, together with the European Union, will support communities’ renovation projects in eight rayons (counties) that are now considered relatively safe, and will help towns hosting internally displaced persons (IDPs) to prepare for the upcoming winter. In addition, the UNDP-EU project will implement a program aimed at reintegration of the IDPs.

  • UNDP Response in SyriaOct 16, 2014To respond to the increasing socio-economic challenges, UNDP scaled up its early recovery and resilience interventions in 2014 taking into consideration basic needs prioritized by local communities in affected areas including both IDPs and host communities.

  • UNDP steps-up the response to the crisis in IraqOct 14, 2014UNDP has begun supporting the Iraqi authorities in strengthening their crisis coordination capacity to effectively respond. UNDP is also providing assistance to local authorities, helping to build community infrastructure as needs arise, by for example, digging fresh water wells and improving environmental sanitation.

  • What do online gaming and peacebuilding have in common in Georgia?Sep 25, 2014In Georgia, peer-to-peer contact between Abkhaz and Georgian youth is rare, if non-existent. They live in separate worlds; their communities, until recently, wracked by conflict and infighting. Lack of information nourishes stereotypes and continues to play into prejudices about the other. All too often, communities end up knowing precious little about their neighbours. It is precisely this fear of the unknown, as Build Up‘s Helena Puig Laurrari writes in a recent blog post, that gaming has the potential to break through.

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