Stories


A new way of working in crisis

It’s been one year since Somalia declared drought as a national emergency. The large-scale, collective humanitarian response that followed helped keep the country from sliding into famine. And now the…  


The state of sustainable development

Countries everywhere are taking steps to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals . This set of 17 goals sets the course to transform our world by 2030. Here’s how countries and communities are…  


Opening the tap

Binisera Lamichhane Mangar cradles her 2-year-old granddaughter and, with her free hand, turns on a gleaming faucet as the entire village of Gadhi looks on. The pipe gurgles as the crowd hold their…  


New Year, new approach, new UNDP

UNDP is starting 2018 with a fresh focus and vision. This approach is laid out in the new Strategic Plan, which takes effect on January 1st and is the blueprint for the evolution of its work over the…  


Little heart, standing tall

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


Medical milestone

With 1 million people now in treatment, Zimbabwe is turning the tide against HIV-AIDS.  


Orange the World

UNDP joins with other UN agencies in the #OrangeTheWorld campaign to end violence against women and girls. Together with activists around the world, we’re using the colour orange to call attention to…  


The reality of climate change

Eight hurricanes in five months: In the Caribbean and around the world, climate change means extreme weather events could become the new normal. It's just one reason we need bold climate action.  


Acrobats of the ocean

Synchronizing tourism and wildlife protection in Panama  


Poverty isn’t permanent.

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


Connecting islands, weathering storms

Climate change adaptation specialist Yusuke Taishi helps communities in Tuvalu reduce the risk from disaster.  


Breaking the silence

UNDP supports and empowers victims of sexual violence in the context of the armed conflict in Colombia.  


Long journey to peace

Tong Try, of the Mine Action Unit at UNDP Cambodia, has dedicated his entire career to ridding his country of landmines and other “explosive remnants of war".  


The Global Goals: Building the future

This year for Global Goals Week, UNDP invited diplomats, politicians and global citizens to help put the pieces together for a sustainable world by 2030.  


Together for peace with Syrian refugees in Jordan and Lebanon

Through a skills exchange programme experienced Syrian refugees train Jordanian youth, strengthening their skills and employability.  

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