UNDP Around the world

Our stories

  • 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.

  • 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

    Uganda is known for its progressive policy where refugees are provided land, freedom of movement, and access to employment and social services. This hospitality has been extended to over 200,000 South Sudanese refugees currently settled in the Adjumani district of Northern Uganda.

  • 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.

  • Protecting our planet's lungs

    As a member of Boca Isiriwe, one of the 10 native communities in this protected territory, Cirila defends the largest, most intact primary forest in Peru’s Southern Amazon region from the ravages of mining and illegal logging. The Amarakaeri Communal Reserve is source of livelihoods for more than 1,700 indigenous people.

  • Keeping people safe from floods

    Aida Hadzic-Hurem creates, implements and promotes UNDP’s projects that reduce the risk of disasters in Bosnia and Herzegovina.