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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.


COVID-19, collective action and the SDGs

Racism is a public health emergency, and hinders sustainable development.  


Economic growth without climate action is no longer feasible

How bold climate action will improve COVID-19 economic recovery.  


The promises and perils of digital health

The potential for technology to transform health care is tremendous but advances can threaten human rights.  


Harnessing the potential of migration

Reflections on the changes in migratory patterns in Latin America and the Caribbean.  


Making migration work for sustainable development

Sharing ideas for effective partnerships and collective action to find integrated development solutions to migration challenges.  


New approaches to address forced displacement

Broader partnerships are needed to end forced displacement and to prevent it from occurring in the first place.  


Frugal innovation offers an opportunity to democratize electricity

How a remote Vanuatu island is revolutionizing solar energy.  


Harnessing the power of business to advocate for change

Consumers are now more than ever likely to expect companies to act in socially responsibly ways.  


Supporting refugees through development solutions

Using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as our framework, we are working with our partners to prevent, end and resolve forced displacement.  


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  


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…  


Migration, displacement and the SDGs at the High Level Political Forum

With forced displacement at unprecedented numbers, more effective steps are needed to effectively tackle its causes and ramifications.  


Climate change reveals underlying threats to urban water

Using water crises to redesign water systems to stem inequalities and stop waste.  


Protecting land and biodiversity in Uruguay

How a country with high levels of private land ownership is protecting its natural landscape.  

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