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Project Launch: Business and Human Rights - Towards A Decade of Global Implementation

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a shattering impact on livelihoods and jobs; up to 100 million persons could be pushed into extreme poverty and 400 million people could lose their jobs.  


Mainstreaming Gender into ABS Value Chains - Gender Toolkit

The UNDP-GEF Global Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Project's gender toolkit helps ABS professionals in the design of gender-responsive interventions to accelerate gender equality and women's…  


In Côte d’Ivoire, pandemic prompts surge in extreme poverty

COVID-19 has struck informal workers especially hard in Cote d’Ivoire, causing the number of households considered “extremely poor” to spike nearly four-fold, according to a new assessment by UNDP and…  


Uzbekistan’s health care system, economy hit hard by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it have hit Uzbekistan hard, cutting exports and remittances, straining government coffers, and forcing most small businesses across the Central Asian…  


UNDP Yemen wins acclaimed international Ashden Awards for Humanitarian Energy

A UNDP Yemen project that addresses solar power needs and provides solutions and hope for three frontline conflict communities has been announced as the winner of the acclaimed Ashden Awards for…  


Call for Online Volunteers: Join the 'Young Environmental Journalists'

The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency (Naturvårdsverket), UNDP, and UN Volunteers (UNV) launch the second phase of the ‘Young Environmental Journalists’ campaign, to address environmental and…  


The case for governance

Panama’s potential to review its socio-economic contract and look to more inclusive development.  


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Treating the forest like family

In Armenia, potecting an important source of water and biodiversity.  


International community pledges US$5.5 billion for the Syria crisis response in 2020, in Syria and neighbouring countries

Coordinated by UN humanitarian and development agencies, the plans aim to reach 11 million people in need of humanitarian assistance inside Syria, 5.5 million refugees in neighboring countries, and…  

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