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UNDP Transformation Series

The UNDP Transformation Series gathers progressive ideas and voices on achieving the 2030 Agenda through UNDP's Strategic Plan.


Bearing witness to the scale of the climate crisis

In August 2019, I took part in a unique and tragic ceremony to mark the passing of the 700-year-old glacier Ok, northeast of Reykjavik, Iceland  


Ensuring sustainable solutions to combatting corruption

Learning from our work in the past decade, we have identified four key areas of interventions : SDG16 and anti-corruption; technology and innovation; business integrity; and social accountability.  


Why development results should no longer be concrete

It’s not just plastic. Concrete must also make way for nature-based 21st Century development solutions.  


What’s COP25 all about?

Government representatives, experts, youth, activists, and private sector actors from around the world are gathering this week at the annual UN climate change conference, or COP25, to work toward…  


Four ways to act NOW

Ending gender violence is a human rights imperative and critical to achieving the 2030 Agenda.  


Taking the risk out of investing in wind power

In Belarus, UNDP smooths out some of the complexities of building wind farms.  


Antimicrobial resistance; an emerging crisis

An increasing number of infections are now untreatable--an estimated 214,000 newborns die every year from sepsis caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria.  


Launch of the Global Parliamentary Handbook on Women, Peace and Security

Members of parliament have an important role to play as peacebuilders.  


Bahamas on the road to recovery

How UNDP is helping the Caribbean country get back on its feet.  


Telling stories and changing lives

Rewriting the harmful narratives that divide communities.  


Climate leadership in one of the most challenging corners of the world

What the Arab States are doing to create a sustainable future.  


Urbanizing Africa; avoiding pitfalls and embracing opportunities

Planning for a future where 1.2 billion Africans live in cities.  


How can we all hear that the world is on fire?

How UNDP's Green Commodities Programme builds safe spaces to tackle climate change.  


Turning the tide

Looking at new ways to bring life back to the Aral Sea.  


Saving one of the world's rarest cats

The 12 Central Asian and Himalayan countries that have committed to protecting the snow leopard designated October 23 as International Snow Leopard Day.  

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