Our Stories

  • Eight women and one man received the N-PEACE awards in Asia for their relentless efforts to build peace in the midst of chaos, sometimes putting their own lives on the line.

  • The first N-Peace awards were presented to four women peace advocates from some of the most conflict-affected countries in Asia. The N-PEACE awards were established to acknowledge the leadership of women in building peace, empowering their communities, and preventing conflicts.

  • At UN, Malala Yousafzai rallies youth to stand up for universal education

    Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl who was shot by the Taliban for attending classes, today addressed hundreds of young people at the United Nations, urging them to use education as a weapon against extremism.

  • Attitude is the key to success for young Mexicans

    The Contruye T program trains young people to be able to face their own challenges, to develop self-esteem and talent, and be managers of their emotions and have good interpersonal skills.

  • Averting famine

    Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. Swift delivery of aid, combined with early recovery and emergency development work, can address and prevent famine and ensure durable peace.

  • Back in business in Nepal

    Two years since the earthquake, Nepal is well into recovery and reconstruction, but a great deal of work remains to be done. Meet some of the people working to rebuild their country.

  • Back on the land for Nepalese farmers

    UNDP’s Rapid Enterprise and Livelihoods Recovery Project supports microentrepreneurs to restore their livelihoods after the earthquake.

  • Backyard fish farm, an answer to food insecurity in rural Cambodia

    A project in Cambodia is providing small grants to help families increase their income while combatting climate change.

  • Bamboo keeps villagers dry in Nepal

    A UNDP-supported scheme is helping the government mitigate floods and landslides, which account for over three quarters of economic loss caused by disasters in the country.

  • Band-e-Amir: Amazing, beauty awesome challenges

    A biodiversity project in Afghanistan works with residents of the park on interventions that address immediate needs but also the long-term future of Band-e-Amir and Afghanistan’s other vulnerable areas of natural importance.

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