Our stories

  • From holidays to homecoming

    Moldova emigration in search of work is ranked 11th highest globally. Eco-tourism helps create jobs and reunite families

  • Beyond income: a broader picture of poverty

    How people experience poverty goes beyond living on less than $1.90 a day. Poverty is not only about lacking the means to make ends meet, it is multidimensional and takes many shapes.

  • 'Connekting' youth to skills and jobs

    Though scarred and decimated by the horrific 1994 genocide, Rwanda today is an example of how rapid post-war reconstruction can create new economic opportunities. But Rwanda’s main industry exporting commodities like coffee, tea, tin, and wolframite, cannot sustain the phenomenal surge in the country’s population — youth under 35 years old account for nearly 40% of the overall population.

  • Little heart, standing tall

    In partnership with WHO and UNICEF, UNDP is supporting Mexico's efforts to ensure full inclusion of children with disabilities.

  • Poverty isn’t permanent.

    For International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UNDP challenges you to rethink what you think you know about poverty.

  • How your daily choices can help build peace

    This year for International Youth Day, the United Nations asked young people worldwide, “How can you help spread peace?”

  • Fishing for prosperity

    At once beautiful and isolated, the island of Idjwi is confronting a number of social and environmental challenges.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dominican women: Creativity from banana waste

    Valverde, de 160 mil habitantes, se destaca por la producción y exportación de banano, lo que genera 15.000 empleos directos. Sin embargo, la cantidad de mujeres productoras con fincas propias es muy limitado. A través de la creatividad, Renata y otras mujeres buscaron una alternativa para generar ingresos a partir de este producto.

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