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Fulfilling the promise

On a straw mat on a hot day in the courtyard of a Buddhist pagoda in 1992 was the first time I understood the mighty reach of the Universal…


A father’s pledge – for my daughters and every daughter

I just returned from Kenya, where I refereed the Global Goals World Cup. The international soccer tournament brought together everyday women and girls to play for the Global Goals that matter to them…  


What pushes young people to extremism?

Last April, Mohamed, a carpenter in a fishing town along Kenya's coast, saw a photograph of Suleiman, the second of his five sons, on the evening news. The 24-year-old was among six young men declared…  


Stronger partnerships with foundations to take sustainable development further

“If you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together.”

This old African proverb underpins UNDP’s engagement with philanthropic foundations for the implementation of…  



Responding to drought must be sustainable, not piecemeal

Food security in Kenya has deteriorated significantly since the end of 2016. According to UNICEF, nearly 110,000 children under-five need treatment, up from 75,300 in August 2016. Waterholes and…  

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