A glimmer of hope for women entrepreneurs in Afghanistan
Pushing back against 40 years of war, natural disasters and political upheaval.
Historic UN resolution recognizes healthy environment is a human right
Agreed by all Member States, it could usher in social and economic transformation, and speed up progress on the 2030 Agenda.
5 Indigenous women leaders you should know about
As custodians of natural resources and archivists of scientific and traditional knowledge, Indigenous women play an essential role in preserving forests and natural ecosystems.
Intergenerational solidarity to achieve the 2030 Agenda
On International Youth Day, Generation17 young leaders call for solidarity between young, old and in between.
Equator Prize 2022 winners showcase Indigenous and local solutions for people and planet
Meet the 2022 laureates of the Equator Prize, a UNDP-led partner initiative that recognizes Indigenous peoples and local communities who use nature-based solutions to achieve local development needs.
Global cost-of-living crisis catalyzed by war in Ukraine sending tens of millions into poverty
UNDP report: 71 million people in the developing world have fallen into poverty in just three months as a direct consequence of global food and energy price surges.
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Tapping into digital for more effective disaster risk management in Malawi
With extreme weather events increasing in frequency and intensity, Malawi is looking to make better use of data to manage disaster risk.
Bold and ambitious actions needed to remove barriers limiting access to HIV services
The world is not on track to meet the goal of ending AIDS by 2030, nor the 2025 targets of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3. The cascading effects of the COVI...
In tandem: Combining knowledge and experience for crisis response
In 2021, 38 UN Volunteers were deployed across the globe in UNV-UNDP tandem initiatives. We invite you to meet four of them.
In UNDP I can be me
UNDP human resources assistant Frank Garcia shares his workplace experiences and the importance of LGBTIQ+ inclusion.
Greening livelihoods, bridging the digital divide
“Green & Digital” promoted sustainable income-generation practices while serving as a platform to address the digital divide and improve livelihoods in the projec...
Young people call for concerted action on climate, sustainable development and peace
Youth gathered online for the Generation17 Dialogue, titled ‘Amplifying the voices, stories and ingenuity of young leaders helping achieve the Global Goals".
In Ukraine, machine-learning algorithms and big data scans used to identify war-damaged infrastructure
The war in Ukraine is inflicting a heavy toll on both the people and the infrastructure. UNDP is using machine learning to fast-track rebuilding assessments.