Our Stories

  •  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 unemployment.

  • 10 things we should all know about indigenous people

    This year marks the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a good time for all of us to consider why it’s important to protect indigenous peoples’ rights.

  • A champion for domestic violence survivors in Montenegro

    Kaca Djurickovic is a gender programme manager working on women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming initiatives with UNDP in Montenegro.

  • A force to be reckoned with

    Rafilia Bakirova, the director of the Orenburg Reserve, is a force to be reckoned with. Of the 100 reserve directors in Russia, only 6 are women – and managing 5 different sites, Rafilia is the only female reserve director who works in a non-contiguous reserve.

  • A future in politics for women in Algeria

    A UNDP project helps locally elected women build knowledge and skills in participatory democracy, working with civil society and public service management.

  • A historic milestone against sexual slavery as an act of war

    Through its Programme to Accompany Transitional Justice (PAJUST), UNDP supports victims´ rights to truth, justice and reparations, especially for indigenous women.

  • A home lost, found again

    The conflict between Boko Haram and the Nigerian military has killed 20,000 people and displaced another 2 million. In February 2017, UNDP and Borno’s Ministry of Reconstruction, Resettlement and Rehabilitation started stabilizing Ngwom, clearing destroyed buildings or rehabilitation of houses and basic infrastructure.

  • A new window of hope in Sudan

    Communities in Sudan are working to make their livelihoods more sustainable, and empowering women to help their communities become less vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

  • Access to Justice for the vulnerable in Egypt

    A project supported by UNDP helps vulnerable people, particularly women, navigate the country's legal system

  • Afghan police force recruits women to fight crime and stigma

    A programme in Afghanistan is recruiting and training women to join the national police force and increase their security and community participation.

  • The study reviews over 100 national MDG reports in an effort to understand how energy issues are recognized and integrated in the MDG monitoring framework. The report highlights useful examples of how some countries have attempted to link energy services to a broader set of development issues, such as poverty reduction, gender equality, and environmental sustainability and climate change.

  • A champion for domestic violence survivors in Montenegro

    Kaca Djurickovic is a gender programme manager working on women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming initiatives with UNDP in Montenegro.

  • A desert, a mountain, and an oasis in Turkmenistan

    Residents of three Turkmen communities are working to increase their resilience to climate change by implementing water efficiency and irrigation measures, and developing water user associations benefiting over 30,000 farmers.

  • A father’s pledge – for my daughters and every daughter

    I just returned from Kenya, where I refereed the Global Goals World Cup. The international soccer tournament brought together everyday women and girls to play for the Global Goals that matter to them most, including gender equality and ending poverty. It was a phenomenal experience! But equally impressive was my opportunity to see first-hand the great work that UNDP is doing creating greater opportunities for women and girls. I met women whose stories of improving their livelihoods and their communities amazed and inspired me. If you’re like me, you draw inspiration from stories of real people who are actively working to build better futures for themselves and for the world. I think that’s something we all share. As a father and husband, I’m passionate about advocating for issues that matter to me personally. I want a clean, safe, prosperous planet for my daughters to grow up in. I want them to live in a world that enables them to pursue their desires, maximize their potential, and strengthen those around them. One that doesn’t hold them back or dash their hopes because of their gender.

  • A force to be reckoned with

    Rafilia Bakirova, the director of the Orenburg Reserve, is a force to be reckoned with. Of the 100 reserve directors in Russia, only 6 are women – and managing 5 different sites, Rafilia is the only female reserve director who works in a non-contiguous reserve.

  • A future in politics for women in Algeria

    A UNDP project helps locally elected women build knowledge and skills in participatory democracy, working with civil society and public service management.

  • A glimpse of climate change in Senegal

    Nearly 3.5 million Senegalese now live in and around Dakar, close to the sea, and approximately one fourth of the country’s population live in coastal areas, which are threatened by sea-level rise.

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