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In Nigeria, COVID-19 threatens to hit three fragile northeastern states hardest, UNDP studies find

The health care system in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states is fractured, with 35 percent of health facilities damaged by conflict and routine vaccination campaigns and other essential health services…  


Equator Prize winners inspire indigenous and innovative ways of coexisting with nature

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) and partners announce the winners of the 11th Equator Prize to recognize 10 local and indigenous communities from across the world. The winning organizations…  


In Jordan, survey finds most struggle to meet basic needs and access health care under lockdown

As COVID-19 has threatened to overwhelm the country’s health services, UNDP is working with partners to contain and treat the virus with improved medical waste management, additional personal…  


Community leaders fight COVID-19 alongside UNDP in Sudan

UNDP is working with trusted local partners in Sudan to respond and rebuild better as the ongoing pandemic threatens to reverse decades of progress in tackling poverty and inequality.  


The COVID-19 pandemic is an opportunity to reimagine human mobility

The Secretary-General has urged that global efforts to manage the COVID-19 crisis will depend upon public health responses and a comprehensive recovery that include all people  


UNCDF and UNDP join forces to improve flow of remittances and counter socio-economic impacts of COVID-19

UNCDF and UNDP today announce their joint support for a Member State-led initiative to call on policymakers, regulators and remittance service providers to improve migrants’ access for sending and…  


COVID-19: UNDP urges swift action to address violence against women and girls during pandemic

Governments across the world must act urgently to prevent and tackle the rising rates of violence against women and girls during the COVID-19 crisis by putting stronger measures in place such as…  


Russia and UNDP announce US$30m top-up in joint fund

The Russia-UNDP Trust Fund for Development replenishment comes at a crucial time in the global push to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.  


COVID-19 sparks urgency around justice for women, new report calls for action

A new report documents major challenges to women’s access to justice in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and puts forth recommendations to accelerate action and push back against threats to progress.  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Concerted action with a focus on equity could still limit the impacts of this unprecedented crisis: closing the digital divide would reduce by more than two-thirds the number of children currently not…  

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