Projects and Initiatives

image

Albania: Mine free and on the road to development

Albania is officially free from mine threats, following a decade of demining. Combined efforts by government agencies and UNDP resulted in the destruction of 12,452 anti-personnel mines, 152 anti-tank mines and 4,965 pieces of unexploded ordnance. In northeast Albania - considered the country’s poor more

image

Kenya: Working to rebuild lives after post-election violence

More than 12,000 people are back on their feet, earning incomes from selling farm produce and small businesses, as they rebuild their lives in the aftermath of Kenya’s 2007 post-election violence. Over the past few years, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been working with communi more

image

Montenegro: Defense reform brings greater security

Montenegro’s Boka Bay is a place of striking beauty. Only a few years ago, this unique place faced a dire threat : 128 tonnes of toxic fuel, once destined to propel anti-ship rockets, was stored on the shore at risk of leaking from outdated storage tanks. “My family, friends and neighbours were all more

image

From disaster relief to risk reduction

Armenia is prone to natural disasters. Eight out of every 10 persons in the country face the probability of experiencing a natural disaster such as an earthquake, landslide or flooding. The country incurs $33 million in damage from such disasters every year. But thanks to recent efforts, Armenia has more

image

Crisis support to UNDP Kyrgyzstan

When civil conflict arose in the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan in mid-2010, the UNDP country office suddenly found itself with additional responsibilities of supporting the country’s constitutional reform process, preparations for the October 2010 parliamentary elections, strengthening new gove more