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  • Playing to win: Muzghan's story

    Afghan volleyball champion Muzghan Sadaat encourages young women to fight for their dreams.

  • Women at work

    Whether it's on the farm, in business or in the home, women make remarkable contributions to their communities.

  • Bringing the land to life

    For transhumant pastoralists in Kenya, sustainable land management is a comprehensive approach to address land degradation, with benefits for both the environment and the people who depend on it.

  • Heaven on earth

    Mauritius is home to some of the most unique, rare and threatened animals and plants on the planet. Dedicated individuals and organizations have been working tirelessly to save these precious jewels for several decades.

  • Small island, big results

    The Sabana-Camagüey Archipelago extends along the central northern coastline of Cuba for 465 kms, from Punta Hicacos in the west, to Nuevitas Bay in the east. This ecosystem is a treasure trove of remarkable biological wealth that is among the richest in Cuba and the wider Caribbean.

  • Communities come together to protect water and biodiversity in Colombia

    Working with community members and the local government, a UNDP project assesses vulnerability to climate change and proposes adaptation measures based on conservation of the ecosystems that ensure the water supply. The project seeks to expand and preserve the natural wealth of this site and improve the living conditions and economic well-being of local families.

  • The Philippines: Tearing down to rebuild

    Six months on from devastating Typhoon Haiyan, UNDP is beginning a process that will see new schools rise from the rubble.

  • Climate-smart water

    Balancing the needs of some people in Sri Lanka, a UNDP project is working to revive the ecological balance that had been achieved in ancient times and ensure climate resilience well into the future.

  • To serve and protect

    With its unique landscape, dotted with Lemurs, baobab trees, and chameleons, few places on earth are as evocative - or as important - for biological diversity as Madagascar.

  • All access Afghanistan

    In a student hostel in Jalalabad, Afghanistan something extraordinary is taking place. A young woman sits on her hostel bed, bent over a textbook. This is Abida, and she is training to be a nurse in a country where most women haven't finished primary school.