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EU-funded UNDP initiative in Yemen wins acclaimed international Ashden Awards for Humanitarian Energy

Funded by the European Union, UNDP programme in Yemen developed a unique, low-cost and sustainable solar microgrid solution that has enabled communities' access to affordable energy when there are no…  


Connecting cities for global health

The platform Cities for Global Health provides first-hand experiences on how local governments across the globe are dealing with this crisis.  


UN chiefs urge sustained support to Syrians and the region ahead of the fourth Brussels Conference

On the eve of the fourth Supporting Syria and the Region conference in Brussels 30 June, the United Nations urged international donors to redouble their commitment to Syrians and the region.  


UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Governments must step up to lead the fight against a growing tide of false, inflammatory and misleading information that threatens to worsen the already severe impacts of the virus, according to UNDP  


Afghan students in Kazakhstan take up online learning as COVID-19 shutters universities

The €2 mln EU grant aims to provide higher educational opportunities for Afghan women, who face longstanding and entrenched barriers to education and employment compared to their male counterparts…  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Concerted action with a focus on equity could still limit the impacts of this unprecedented crisis: closing the digital divide would reduce by more than two-thirds the number of children currently not…  


European Union provides EUR 18 million to support the most vulnerable in 20 new municipalities across Libya

New EU funds for UNDP's Resilience initiative in Libya will support the most vulnerable in 20 new municipalities across Libya and address challenges posed by Covid-19.  


COVID-19: New UNDP data dashboards reveal huge disparities among countries in ability to cope and recover

Indicators such as the level of poverty, healthcare capacity, access to internet and social protection can portray how severe the effects of the COVID-19 crisis might be in each of 189 countries.  


COVID-19: Young entrepreneurs in Libya provide online educational solutions

Millions of schoolchildren worldwide are learning from home these days, and educators are striving to ensure that learning continues. Like in most of the countries in the Arab world, in Libya, the…  


"Learning can get you out of poverty": Voices of women from the Horn of Africa’s borderlands

Challenges related to peace and security, economic development and climate tie most of the countries in the Greater Horn of Africa, but this is particularly true in the borderlands, where scarcity of…  

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