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The UNDP Transformation Series gathers progressive ideas and voices on achieving the 2030 Agenda through UNDP's Strategic Plan.


Technological change raises the stakes for action to leave no one behind

The 2030 Agenda presents a historic opportunity to set the world on track to a sustainable future. In twelve years’ time, a litmus test for its success will be: have we made good on the promise to…  


Women’s rights are human rights

How the Sustainable Development Goals are building on the progress made by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  


Anti-corruption - challenges, successes and opportunities

The 9th of December marks International Anti-Corruption Day—a day to reaffirm our global commitment to act against this unfair and damaging custom.  


The SDGs are what the world needs. Will they be what the world gets?

The 2030 Agenda is the only common framework that governments, international organizations, civil society and local authorities have to coordinate planning, financing and on-the-ground development,…  


5 things you need to know about the 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals is often called a radical plan for humanity and a new way of ‘doing’ development. But what do we mean by that?  


Think globally, act locally

Indigenous peoples and local communities can be an agent for change. UNDP works to bring their voices and knowledge to the main stage  


Violence against women, a cause and consequence of inequality

It is a global phenomenon, yet, not much is known about its extent. Data is key for a greater effort that tackles the patterns of violence  


Access to justice for all

Increasing access to justice not only strengthens the rule of law in a country but has a direct impact on an individual’s quality of life.  


A lasting commitment to development

Exploring integrated approaches to tackling the complex interrelationships that underscore Myanmar's development context  


Watering the roots of good governance

Effective core governance functions are in lack in every crisis. Identifying disrupted institutions early on can help build higher resilience to shocks  


6 ways companies can integrate human rights

Companies improving human rights in the workplace create better business for all. New research offers an insight for SMEs about to embark on the process  


Finance, partnerships and innovation: Large ocean states pave the way to the 2030 Agenda

The recent review of the Samoa Pathway unraveled exciting partnerships, innovative finance mechanism and stronger collaboration  


The battle for sustainable development will be won in cities

Cities increasingly centre socio-economic activity against a rising vulnerability to climate risks. What sustainable and resilient cities can look like?  


Strengthening global cooperation for the SDGs

Recovery and resilience in the Caribbean and Asia, advancing agricultural development in Africa - through it new International Development Cooperation Agency, China works with UNDP to drive the SDGs.  


Taking global action against illicit financial flows

Domestic public resources are fundamental for development financing, but are widely undermined by illicit financial activities; how can the international community act to transform financial systems…  

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