Blog

Featured

UNDP Transformation Series

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


How parliaments can work with women to create peace

The understanding of the role of gender in conflict prevention and peacebuilding has grown greatly in the past 20 years.  


Why does the UN focus on climate-related security risks?

Climate-related disasters and extensive conflicts are on the rise and they affect human security and sustainable development.  


Closing the green finance gap

Climate finance has emerged as one of the greatest opportunities for Arab states to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.  


Adopting a cedar tree brings diaspora money home

In 2018 the UNDP Innovation Facility issued a Call for Proposals to promote development through the innovative use of Artificial Intelligence, big data, behavioural insights and impact financing. A…  


How to slay a dragon

A new podcast, the Colour of Innovation, showcases innovation success stories in the Arab world.  


'Invisible' women; when home is not a sanctuary

The challenges women and girls face in returning to their communities after being associated with extremist groups.  


Changing laws and changing mindsets

Across the Arab region women are not equal before the law. They don't have the same rights and freedoms.  


Our top stories from 2018

From innovation, to AI, to plain old repurposing, UNDP in 2018 showcased the many ways in which we're leading the charge towards a sustainable future.  


Climate Change and the Rise of Poverty

Today over 2 billion people - one third of the global population - are poor or near-poor and face persistent threats to their livelihoods, including from climate change.  


Emerging markets for green solutions

A comprehensive approach to green finance can help combat a variety of strategic issues - from energy, to biodiversity loss and water depletion.  


A turning point on migration

In July Member States completed their negotiations on the Global Compact for Migration. The United Nations’ planned new architecture for Migration, the UN Migration Network could not have come at a…  


Unleashing the potential of Islamic finance and impact investing for the SDGs

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer new investment opportunities for the private sector, which will be vital to help address the SDG financing gap - roughly US$2.5 trillion.  


Low-carbon, climate-resilient development

The Arab region is full of potential. Over the past decades, the region has increased electricity production from renewable resources seven-fold, decreased infant mortality significantly, achieved…  


Celebrating refugees - strengthening partnership for results

A record number of people are displaced by violent conflict and disasters around the world. Twenty-two and a half million are refugees.  


We are right there, when and where people need us

It is still there, on a wall along the road from the Mitiga International Airport to the city Centre in Tripoli. A huge graffiti mural, saying ‘Finally we are free’. I am not sure who put it there,…  

UNDP Around the world