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Guardians of the 'Knuckles' range

In central Sri Lanka, the UNESCO World Heritage site is named for its peaks that resemble a clenched fist.  


How small states can benefit from innovation

Notes from the Singapore government-hosted 9th Forum of Small States Fellowship.  


Cleaning Ulaanbaatar’s air

Mongolia's capital city has the most hazardous air on earth, and the health costs are staggering.  


First Regular Session of the UNDP Executive Board

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


The domino effect of inequality

UNDP’s recent Human Development Report reinforces the fact that inequalities have huge and far-flung repercussions for people and nations.  


Discovering viable alternatives to plastic straws

Cambodia's Accelerator Lab is on the hunt for a non-polluting alternative.  


Reviving the pocket parks of Nepal

UNDP's Accelerator Lab cleans up abandoned spaces.  


Justice and compassion for rape survivors

A clinic in Fiji responds to high rates of sexual abuse against women.  


"For the first time we are making plans for the future."

How women in Sri Lanka are creating a secure future for themselves and their community.  


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.  

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