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Caribbean can only 'build back better' with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad…  


New techologies improve municipal services through Albanian "One Stops Shops"

In Albania, local governments are using locally developed open source software to bring "one stop shop" efficiency to citizens.  


Haiti: Accessibility and women’s participation for better elections

A 2-year project funded by the Governments of Haiti, Canada, the USA and the European Union, aims to support fair, free and transparent elections.  


Waiting out the winter in Lebanon

UNDP and UN-Habitat are helping Palestinian refugees from Syria stay warm and survive the winter.  


Giving a voice to female victims in Guatemala

A transitional justice project provides support and reparation for female victims of the domestic armed conflict in Guatemala.  


The chicken or the egg? Young entrepreneurs in Kyrgyzstan say both

A joint UNDP-UNEP initiative supports efforts to integrate poverty-environment strategies into national and local planning processes through financial and technical assistance and capacity…  


Breaking the glass ceiling in Pakistan

Pakistan's Women's Parliamentary Caucus is working to promote gender-sensitive legislation and reform discriminatory laws and practices.  


BiH: As the waters recede, much work still to be done in Bosnia and Herzegovina

After devastating flooding, UNDP is helping towns and communities recover and rebuild.  


Tackling women’s unemployment in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Initiative financed by the European Union strengthens the cooperation between civil society organizations and local authorities in Bosnia and Herzegovina to respond to the local needs such as women's…  


Afghan youth vote in historic elections

The Afghan elections on April 5th saw a massive turnout of 58 percent, mainly youth and women, illustrating the importance of these elections for Afghan people.  

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