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Preparing better, fighting back, recovering stronger

The spread of COVID-19 will undoubtedly hit Africa harder than anywhere else on Earth, with long-lasting impacts that will be nothing short of catastrophic.  


Addressing the vulnerabilities that lead to HIV in young women

For many young women and girls making choices which could limit their exposure to HIV, is no simple task.  


"We knew that if we continued at this rate, we would not have a forest."

Preserving the livelihoods of those who depend on Kenyan forests.  


Smart cities: Urban myth?

The 'Beautifying Sheger' initiative was launched to clean rivers and create public works in Addis Ababa.  


First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

I welcome you to this first regular session of the UNDP Executive Board in 2020  


Dealing with electronic waste in developing countries

Helping Tanzania to establish systematic collection and processing of phones and tablets.  


2019's top multimedia stories and blogs

Looking back on our most-read content.  


Partner visibility and the curious case of an international school in DR Congo

Recently, pressures for "donor visibility" have begun to mount due in part to the rise of the internet and the globalization of information.  


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.  


Message on International Volunteer Day

Message on International Volunteer Day - 5 December  

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