• Empowering Young Women: A Key to Sustainable Development Oct 11, 2016

    Two young women in Kosovo, frustrated by the low percentage of women in the technology sector, launched Girls Coding Kosovo, a non-governmental organization that empowers and trains women and girls in programming, engineering and computer science. A year later, the group has more than 500 participants and several products, including Walk Freely, an app aimed at fighting sexual harassment.

  • [BLOG] What has salt got to do with development? Nov 24, 2015

    Do you know where the salt that flavours your food comes from? What about the lime to set our concrete walls, the aggregate and the sand that pave our roads, the pigments that colour our paints, or the bricks that hold up our ceilings?

  • Message from UNDP Administrator Helen Clark on the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17 October 2015 Oct 17, 2015

    A few weeks ago, world leaders adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a bold new development agenda for the next 15 years.

  • It’s our shared responsibility to protect girls’ and women’s rights Oct 12, 2015

    Today, there are 250 million girls living in poverty. Gender inequality remains the most pervasive form of inequality around the world. In many parts of the world, girls suffer from inequality, discrimination and abuse, facing threats to their security, health and welfare.

  • Everyone’s heritage: Cultural sites offer new beginnings in Cyprus Apr 16, 2015

    Cypriots 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, 2015

    Regional 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 region Mar 25, 2015

    The 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.

  • Advancing the dialogue on Local Economic Development Nov 20, 2014

    In view of the celebration of the 3rd edition of the event, the United Nations Development Programme and the global network of Città del Bio are organizing a conference to be held on Tuesday, 2nd of December in Brussels, which aims at advancing the dialogue on the LED approach and at discussing the thematic lines to be addressed by the Forum. The event will be hosted by the Bavaria’s Representation Office in Brussels.

  • UN Day 2014 in Brussels Oct 29, 2014

    UN 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 Ebola Oct 27, 2014

    Being 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.