Our stories

  • Resolving conflicts through mediation in Honduras

    Puntos de Convivencia Comunitaria, or Community Coexistence Points, are part of a UNDP initiative to foster a culture of peace and contribute to harmonious coexistence in municipalities with high rates of violence.

  • Maintaining the momentum

    On September 19th, the founders of Pathway to Paris, again brought together notable personalities to help raise consciousness around the urgency of climate action. Coinciding with both the start of NY Climate Week and the UN General Assembly, the concert focused on maintaining momentum after the Paris Agreement.

  • #RefugeesWelcome: helping the helpers

    There are now more people on the move – 244 million – than at any time since the end of World War II. Some 65 million are forcibly displaced, including 40.8 million internally displaced people, over 21 million refugees and more than 3 million asylum seekers.

  • #RefugeesWelcome: helping the helpers

    There are now more people on the move - 244 million - than at any time since the end of World War II. Communities hosting refugees and the internally displaced are most often in developing countries with few economic opportunities themselves and limited access to health and education.

  • Building resilience and better lives at home

    More than 65 million people are now forcibly displaced by violence and conflict around the world, to prevent an even larger crisis, we need enduring answers to address the root causes of displacement and to support communities hosting large numbers of displaced persons.

  • In Peru, remembering the past as a step towards atonement

    Opened in December 2015, the Place of Memory is a UNDP-backed Government of Peru centre with an online research portal to help the nation deal with its open wounds, document the past and remember over 60,000 people who died or disappeared during the 1980-2000 conflicts.

  • Keeping children worm-free in Tanzania

    Also known as "snail fever", schistosomiasis is a parasitic disease carried by fresh water snails. It is one of the most widespread tropical diseases in the world after malaria, affecting more than 249 million people globally, including 100 million children. In Tanzania, the first cases of schistosomiasis were reported in the early 19th century.

  • Together, protecting the Benguala marine ecosystem

    The services of this valuable ecosystem, which stretches from South Africa, along Namibia’s coastline, into Angola, are worth an estimated US$2.2 billion annually and support about 75,000 jobs (2006). But it is highly vulnerable to human activities such as fishing, marine transport, mining, and pollution.

  • Supporting Mali's women to adapt to climate change

    The Mali National Directorate of Agriculture has partnered with UNDP to strengthen agricultural communities and empower women to mitigate the social and economic consequences of climate change. In Massantola, the project has supported Diarra’s cooperative to clear a plot for gardening and provide access to water.

  • Yazidi women find economic independence

    The Dost Bakery is a small cake business that opened in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) in the autumn of 2015. The bakery is run by 10 friends, which are all women displaced by ISIS that are now living in and around the Sharia Camp near the city of Dohuk.

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