Stories


Providing work and saving money

A UNDP programme ensures no wastage as Indonesian families rebuild after a severe earthquake.  


Prosper under the sun

Faced with the ever-increasing global demand for renewable energy, two Andean communities in Peru use solar energy to develop sustainable businesses  


Reclaiming the sands of a dead sea

Cleaning up an environmental catastrophe after decades of misuse.  


Small grants, big results

Celebrating 25 years of partnerships that foster biodiversity in Belize.  


"We are now part of the global village."

Cutting edge technology enables a solar-powered police training facility to serve the community.  


Our top stories from 2018

From innovation, to AI, to plain old repurposing, UNDP in 2018 showcased the many ways in which we're leading the charge towards a sustainable future.  


Clearing the rubble and finding purpose

UNDP's Cash for Work programme provides income and support to an Indonesian village ravaged by disaster.  


Solar for Health

Five ways solar power can make universal healthcare a reality.  


Ghana boosts farming productivity

For Iddrisu, a farmer in Northern Ghana who had to walk 12 km daily just to get to his farm, solar-powered irrigation is a game changer.  


Inspiring a clean power revolution

When energy initiatives do more than keep the lights on.  


Realizing the African dream

UNDP supports 216 active climate change adaptation projects in 45 countries in Africa. Our story takes a look at 15 years of results.  


Patching holes in the heavens

China is helping to restore the ozone layer with the adoption of a new technology in refrigeration  


Get down to work

Hurricane Isidore hit the west coast of Mexico in 2002. Locally driven recovery efforts now blossom into resilient climate action in Mexico  


A summer of saving lives - lifeguarding in Gaza

For Gaza’s lifeguards, work is more than a livelihood; it is about providing a safe space for relief – a summer snapshot.  


Forest guardians

In Mexico, a country of megabiodiversity, communities and nature work to preserve each other  

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