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Saving one of the world's rarest cats

The 12 Central Asian and Himalayan countries that have committed to protecting the snow leopard designated October 23 as International Snow Leopard Day.  


Mapping the essentials for a dignified life

Looking at poverty from every angle.  


Disaster recovery for the disabled

How UNDP helped a visually-impaired man to recover from Nepal's 2015 earthquake.  


How tsunami preparedness saved a rugby coach's life

Launching its #PrepareToWin initiative, UNDP supports countries in Asia Pacific with tsunami drills.  


Reviving an ancient irrigation system to meet climate change

In the last decade Sri Lanka has been experiencing severe shifts in seasonal rainfall, increased floods and droughts.  


Dengue fever ravages Asia Pacific

In the last 50 years there's been a 30-fold increase in cases.  


No more 'make, take and dispose'

Promoting the benefits of a circular economy.  


"Land as mother, forest as father, water as blood."

Winners of the 2019 Equator Prize honoured in New York.  


Photographing inequality and climate change

At Photoville in New York, UNDP highlights the work of leading journalists looking at the two most pressing issues we face.  


UNDP chief Achim Steiner makes a visit to India, host of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General, Vice-Chair UN Sustainable Development Group and UNDP Administrator, made a frutifulfruitful trip to India on 9 Septemmeber 2019, where he reiterated UNDP’s…  

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