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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.


The value of local action in tackling our planetary emergency

Indigenous peoples and local communities offer our best hope for solutions to our planetary emergency.  


Building forward from COVID-19 towards the ambition of the 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda came into being five years ago. Never before had world leaders pledged common action and endeavour across such a broad and universal policy agenda  


Nature loss is risky business

One of the top three ranked risks in the world in terms of potential impact.  


Bending the curve on biodiversity loss requires nothing less than transformational change

A spate of recent reports paint a stark picture.  


Nature for Life: The value of nature in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

COVID-19 has further highlighted the importance of the relationship between people, nature, and, prosperity, and shows us how important it is to leave no one behind.  


Keeping our climate promise

It is now or never for Nationally Determined Contributions and the Paris Agreement.  


Responding to non-communicable diseases during and beyond COVID-19

The world's leading source of premature deaths is being compounded by a pandemic.  


International Democracy Day

Reflections on the unique circumstances we find ourselves in this year and the consequences COVID-19 is having on governance, state-society relations, and human rights.  


How unlocking private investment can shape a climate smart and sustainable future

A critical challenge to unlocking the low-carbon and climate resilient transition has been the chronic lack of financing.  


Lebanon's anti-corruption movement gains momentum

Beirut explosion increases demand for positive change.  


Next steps for the SDG Impact Standards

Valuable feedback from public consultation for our Standards for Private Equity funds and SDG Bond Standards.  


Open- or closed-source?

Exploring the role that digital can play in fighting COVID-19.  


Have your say: Take part in strengthening UNDP’s SDG Impact Standards

How investors and companies can target their activities and measure their impact.  


Building back greener in Africa

African leaders highlight the opportunity for a triple dividend; reduced risk, increased resilience, and strengthened recovery.  


UNDP and Samsung fighting COVID-19

Successful partnership marks first anniversary.  

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