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  • Back in business in Nepal

    Two years since the earthquake, Nepal is well into recovery and reconstruction, but a great deal of work remains to be done. Meet some of the people working to rebuild their country.

  • By 2030

    With a bold new global agenda, we’re closing in on ending poverty – everywhere and permanently – while protecting the planet for everyone.

  • 3 continents, 3 lakes in danger

    There is no shortage of water on the planet. More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered in the stuff. But 97 percent of this is salty ocean water. The remaining freshwater is mostly found in the form of ice, leaving precious little available for human use.

  • 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.

  • Greening charcoal production in Uganda

    Efficient conversion technologies and sustainable land management practices save forests and livelihoods.

  • 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.