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Why aren't fish coming back?

Renowned author Mark Kurlansky reflects on why, despite regulation, fish populations continue to decline.  


Caribbean can only 'build back better' with international support and urgent climate action, UN, CARICOM Chiefs and Heads of Government

In view of the urgent needs of Caribbean islands affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the “CARICOM-UN High-level Pledging Conference: Building a more Climate-Resilient Community ” mobilised a broad…  


New techologies improve municipal services through Albanian "One Stops Shops"

In Albania, local governments are using locally developed open source software to bring "one stop shop" efficiency to citizens.  


Haiti: Accessibility and women’s participation for better elections

A 2-year project funded by the Governments of Haiti, Canada, the USA and the European Union, aims to support fair, free and transparent elections.  


In Belize, helping marginalized youth find independence

A project in Southside Belize City provides a coordinated system that for mentoring vulnerable youths and preparing them for the future.  


Waiting out the winter in Lebanon

UNDP and UN-Habitat are helping Palestinian refugees from Syria stay warm and survive the winter.  


UNDP signs USD 10 million agreement with USAID for rubble removal in Gaza

UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a USD 10 million agreement to remove rubble and debris in the Gaza Strip.  


Giving a voice to female victims in Guatemala

A transitional justice project provides support and reparation for female victims of the domestic armed conflict in Guatemala.  


The chicken or the egg? Young entrepreneurs in Kyrgyzstan say both

A joint UNDP-UNEP initiative supports efforts to integrate poverty-environment strategies into national and local planning processes through financial and technical assistance and capacity…  


Breaking the glass ceiling in Pakistan

Pakistan's Women's Parliamentary Caucus is working to promote gender-sensitive legislation and reform discriminatory laws and practices.  

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