Today, the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia faces a variety of challenges.

It is a high emitter of greenhouse gases, and suffers from the world’s highest rise of HIV cases. One-third of people find themselves left out of society.

Not all governments are responsive to citizens. Women are often excluded from decision-making. Some countries face the aftermath of conflict; others the risk of natural disaster.

UNDP works in 25 countries and territories in the region, pursuing major development goals.
We aim to:
- Foster the inclusion of marginalized people into economic, social and political life
- Empower people by promoting democratic governance and human rights
- Promote biodiversity and alternative energiesMore about our work in the region

Preserving the pristine Eurasian landscapes

UNDP is involved in many different initiatives in order to promote the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). more

Explore UNDP's 741 projects in the region, or its 6,000+ projects across the globe 

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Our Stories

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    Restoring the health of Lake Prespa
    View of a white boat on lake Prespa

    The beautiful but environmentally vulnerable region of the Prespa Lake Basin is home to more than 2,000 species of fish, birds, mammals and plants. Many of these species are unique and many are in danger of dying out if their habitat is not protected.more

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    Taking the drama out of disaster
    Students in a classroom, slowly going back to their seat after they were hidden under their table

    Emergencies call for fast thinking and rapid reactions to prevent a crisis from becoming a disaster.   And as high-school students in Strumica discovered justmore