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Kenya straddles a volcanic rift. It’s a green-energy geyser

In 2010 fewer than one in five Kenyans had electricity. Now some 60 percent do—thanks mostly to geothermal power from the East African Rift.  


The future looks bright

80% of Mexico’s population live in big cities. For there to be a future in which cities provide opportunities for all, it must be planned for  


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.  

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