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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.


Being LGBTI

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


Recovering livelihoods after disaster strikes

How Peruvian weavers got back to work following disastrous floods.  


Using data to measure the SDGs in municipalities

Capturing the power of data to measure the SDGs.  


Game plan: SDG integration

How UNDP is helping countries deliver on the SDG Agenda.  


Indigenous rights: the pathway to a livable planet

On International Day of Forests we recognize the critical role that indigenous peoples play in managing these vital ecosystems.  


Changing tactics in the war on drugs

UNDP backs a new approach to the war on drugs, based on human rights and evidence of what works.  


What can data do for climate change?

UNEA 4 begins meeting in Kenya with the goal of making our social, political, and economic systems more sustainable.  


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.  


Protecting the fish that swim in sunlight

Twelve years ago, in a restaurant in Puntarenas on the pacific coast of Costa Rica, a group of long line fishermen sat down to eat with three UNDP conservation specialists.  


Women’s rights are human rights

How the Sustainable Development Goals are building on the progress made by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  


Show me the money

In part 2 we look into innovative financing mechanisms that can be used to direct investment towards sustainable Blue Economy  


Leveraging innovative finance for Caribbean blue economy growth

The ocean's economic value is estimated to reach US$3 trillion by 2030; but threats to its sustainability are increasing. How to drive sustainable growth and oceans?  


5 lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean on the 2030 Agenda

The complex problems of the 2030 Agenda in Latin America and the Caribbean all deal with the dilemma of either “improving the cactus” or “transforming the desert”.  


From West Africa to the Caribbean: Building back better after Hurricane Irma

It was November 2017 and I had spent another hectic and eventful day working on the world’s most severe humanitarian crises as UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme Coordinator in north-east Nigeria.  


Dominica: Striving Towards Climate Resilience

The Prime Minister of Dominica described living through the 2017 hurricane season as being on the frontline in war against climate change and has committed to making Dominica a climate resilient…  

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