Our stories

  • A guilt-free holiday

    Tourism accounts for 5-12 percent of CO2 emissions. Montenegro has a green travel solution for climate action.

  • Return of Colombia's wetlands

    Climate change makes wetlands especially vulnerable to flood and drought. Colombia races to heal a vital ecosystem, thanks to forgotten native seeds more resistant to erratic rainfalls and high temperatures.

  • Perking up the coffee business

    Despite the success of their coffee around the world, small producers fight to secure their future and preserve their environment.

  • One ocean

    Three individual stories and a global effort to save our oceans.

  • Seven reasons why rule of law matters for peace

    UNDP has been working to build peace in over 40 crisis-affected countries through our Global Programme for Strengthening the Rule of Law and Human Rights.

  • Waves of action

    Over-fishing, pollution, the loss of habitat, the invasion of exotic species, and ocean acidification are endangering our oceans' health. The cost is at once economic, social and environmental.

  • Building back better

    After 2016's 7.8 scale earthquake devastated the coastal area of Ecuador, UNDP's Emergency Community Work and Debris Management initiative was launched to rebuild lives and reduce future risk.

  • Keeping the Caribbean safe

    Marlon Clarke helps countries and communities manage risk -- so that natural hazards don't become disasters.

  • Innovation for development in Uganda

    Refugees from South Sudan and host communities in Uganda team up to propose solutions for shared challenges.

  • How can data save lives in Asia Pacific?

    Shairi Mathur helps UNDP’s Country Offices to build programmes that reduce the risks associated with disasters, and manages the regional preparedness for recovery portfolio.

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