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Buzzing with life

There are many ways bees help the environment and enrich human life. But did you know these little insects are also powerful partners in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals?  


A tidal wave of plastic

13 million tonnes of plastic reach the ocean every year. See how the journey is marked by opportunities to change course.  


Tools of the trade

At UNDP, innovation goes beyond gadgets and gizmos. Here are some ways we’re putting cutting-edge technology and inspiring future thinking to work for human development.  


The answer is in nature

What do people and trees have in common? They’re complex life systems, engineered by nature. And each is ultimately reliant on the other to secure life-sustaining H2O.  


70 years of progress on human rights

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. This simple yet radical idea is enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  


The reality of climate change

Eight hurricanes in five months: In the Caribbean and around the world, climate change means extreme weather events could become the new normal. It's just one reason we need bold climate action.  


Lights on in Lebanon

Streetlights, stoves and solar kits – see how access to energy has changed the lives of three women.  


United for a clean city

Gregoria Cruz doesn't just recycle waste, she re-imagines it. She's she's on a mission to create a culture of recycling Peru's second city.  


Small island, big results

Partnerships between scientists, local authorities and the community are showing promising results in protecting the Sabana-Camagüey ecosystem in northern Cuba.  


Feeding a family, nourishing a community

1 out of 2 children in Guatemala suffers from malnutrition. A new initiative is working with local farmers to change that.  

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