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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.


A biodiversity crisis

International Day for Biological Diversity provides a chance to reflect on the profound role nature plays in our lives.  


On extinction, food, climate and inequality

Our ecological meltdown is inextricably intertwined with many other crises.  


Being LGBTI

From exclusion in the workplace to criminalization of their gender identity, LGBTI people still face intolerance.  


Funding to achieve the Global Goals exists—here’s how governments can tap it

UNDP's new SDG Impact initiative aims to leverage a sea change in capital markets to harness trillions of dollars to achieve the Global Goals.  


Recovering livelihoods after disaster strikes

How Peruvian weavers got back to work following disastrous floods.  


Women's work and closing the gender gap

This Mother's Day is an opportune time to reflect on the work that mothers and all women do around the world, particularly unpaid domestic chores.  


Using data to measure the SDGs in municipalities

Capturing the power of data to measure the SDGs.  


Sustainable investing; where are we today?

Putting our money where our mouth is: how sustainable financing can support and advance the 2030 Agenda.  


Sendai Target E: Just one more year to go!

How UNDP is working with countries to increase their resilience to disasters.  


Solar panels help communities respond to drought

UNDP is working with farmers in West Africa as they adapt to the challenges of a rapidly-changing climate.  


Game plan: SDG integration

How UNDP is helping countries deliver on the SDG Agenda.  


The price of doing nothing is too high

Despite talk of impact and social purpose, few businesses are putting sustainable principles into action. Yet to achieve the SDGs, the private sector will have to participate.  


New approaches to preventing violent extremism

All over the world poverty, discrimination, and inequalities exacerbate perceptions of exclusion and injustice and create a ‘perfect storm’ for radicalization.  


Integrating disaster and climate risk into the SDGs

As our planet becomes more vulnerable to climate change and disasters, we need a new way of thinking about risk and how to factor it into the development process.  


Responding to the concerns of future leaders

Every day, young women and men are pushing for the changes we urgently need in technology, climate action and job markets.  

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