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From Rio to New York - localizing the SDGs through music and art

A UNDP-led pilot project harnesses the power of arts and music as a force for the localization and implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.  


Pathway to Paris: Joan Baez to join Patti Smith, Michael Stipe and more in climate action concert

Another music legend has joined the line-up for November’s historic Pathway to Paris concert for climate action in New York. Singer, songwriter and activist Joan Baez will perform along with Patti…  


UK contributes US$5.2 million to UNDP's stabilization in Iraq

The Government of the UK has contributed an additional US$5.2 million to UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas liberated from the Islamic…  


Japan pledges $1.5 million for tsunami awareness and disaster risk information in Asia-Pacific

Six years on from the Great East Japan Earthquake, the Government of Japan has committed funding to UNDP to improve disaster risk information and carry out tsunami-awareness programmes in schools…  



Stabilization milestone in Fallujah, Iraq: city’s largest water treatment plant reopened

Marking a key milestone in Fallujah’s recovery after ISIL, the Government of Iraq and UNDP, through its Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), have reopened Al Azrakiyah Water Treatment Plant, to…  



Safe drinking water again for newly liberated Ninewa Plains, Iraq

A major water treatment plant damaged in the fight against ISIL in Iraq has been repaired and is once again providing safe drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people in the Ninewa Plains, near…  


Dominican women: Creativity from banana waste

Valverde, de 160 mil habitantes, se destaca por la producción y exportación de banano, lo que genera 15.000 empleos directos. Sin embargo, la cantidad de mujeres productoras con fincas propias es muy…  


Something to celebrate

Recognition of transgender identity marks a step toward equality in Nepal.  

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