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  • Women forge peace along the Kyrgyz-Tajik border

    As conflict brewed between their two countries, neighbours Kurbanova and Avezova stopped talking to each other at first, but soon they realized that they needed a different approach.

  • In Palestine’s first One Stop Centre, women survivors of violence feel safe, protected and empowered

    The One Stop Centre that was recently set up in Ramallah as part of a joint UN Women, UNDP and UNICEF programme. The 24-hour facility provides various services for survivors of violence.

  • Loans and energy-saving technology transform lives in rural Ethiopia

    Through a joint programme with UN Women, over 19,500 women across Ethiopia have benefited from interest-free loans, along with entrepreneurship training.

  • Lights on in Lebanon

    Streetlights, stoves and solar kits – see how access to energy has changed the lives of three women.

  • United for a clean city

    Gregoria Cruz does not pick up waste, she recycles it. Today, many women like Gregoria have abandoned the landfills in Arequipa - Peru's second largest city - to demonstrate that recycling and waste disposal also offer opportunities for sustainable development.

  • A symphony of hope

    The National Network of Children's and Youth Orchestras and Choirs of Panama is giving hundreds of children and adolescents an opportunity to find a passion in music while staying off the streets.

  • 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.

  • Women gear up for elections in Kenya

    Ahead of general elections in Kenya, UNDP is working with UN Women and OHCHR to strengthen electoral processes and empower women as candidates and voters.

  • Freed from ISIL, Mosul slowly comes back to life

    UNDP is supporting recovery efforts of the Government of Iraq in the newly liberated, second largest city.

  • Small island, big results

    The Sabana-Camagüey Ecosystem in the north of Cuba composes a mosaic of rich yet sensitive marine environments. To protect and preserve them, the establishment of partnerships between scientists, local authorities and the community has yielded promising results.

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