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Towards a more proactive approach to preventing violent extremism

Violent extremism remains a persistent threat to many societies and it has spread across countries, regions and conflicts. More than ever, the world needs a strong and coordinated UN that can fulfill…  


Heads of UN Office of Counter-Terrorism and UNDP Strengthen Collaboration to Prevent Violent Extremism

The objective of this global meeting on PVE is to assess progress made on research, programming and policy support since the last meeting held in 2016 and to offer new recommendations.  


'Connekting' youth to skills and jobs

Though scarred and decimated by the horrific 1994 genocide, Rwanda today is an example of how rapid post-war reconstruction can create new economic opportunities. But Rwanda’s main industry exporting…  


3 lessons from a small innovative centre supporting big ocean states

I love working for islands, and not just because of their nature, people and weather. Islands are the canaries in the coal mine for how we treat our planet. They are not responsible for climate…  


UN’s Health and Development Agencies Join Forces for Good Health for All

Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the World Health Organization (WHO) signed a five year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to help support countries to achieve the…  


Mobile tech for global goals

When I started working and living abroad, staying connected to family and friends back home in Kenya was important. The mobile phone has been instrumental in facilitating this communication, and more…  


Hitting home runs for the SDGs

The game of baseball, known as ‘pelota’ in the Dominican Republic, has many similarities to policy making. They both require strategy, vision, teamwork, coordination and, of course, home runs.  


Despite some progress, Marginalized Roma community still most excluded in Western Balkans

More marginalized Roma girls and boys are attending compulsory education in the Western Balkans than ever before. However, when compared to their non-Roma neighbours, Roma people face twice as high…  


“Free, Fair, Credible” Election: Critical Milestone towards Economic Recovery

UNDP Administrator, Mr. Achim Steiner who is also Vice Chair of the UN Development Group has concluded his three-day visit to Zimbabwe today with a meeting with His Excellency President Emmerson…  


UNDP and partners assess progress and challenges for Caribbean recovery six months after massive hurricanes

Six months after two of the most powerful hurricanes recorded over the Atlantic wreaked havoc in the Caribbean, women and men in island countries like Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, British Virgin…  

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