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UN study documents devastating impact of COVID-19 in Ukraine

The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing Ukraine towards its worst recession in decades—possibly a depression—with devastating consequences for its most vulnerable people, according to a broad UN assessment…  


COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker Fact Sheets

The COVID-19 Global Gender Response Tracker monitors policy measures enacted by governments worldwide to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, and highlights responses that have integrated a gender lens. It…  


The far-reaching falllout of COVID-19

At this year's Photoville exhibit in New York City, UNDP showcases the work of eight leading photographers as they document the effects of a pandemic.  


"We have to push through this year to survive."

Between January and June 2020, the number of international tourists in Bosnia and Herzegovina dropped by 71 percent.  


Paid internships are a way out for young women in Georgia

UNDP's new policy supports young people starting out in their careers.  


Kyrgyz Republic could see GDP plunge 10 percent as a result of COVID-19, as domestic violence surges

The COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it have caused joblessness and domestic violence to spike in the Kyrgyz Republic, with GDP expected to sink by 10 percent in 2020, according to a new…  


In Turkey, COVID-19 hits Syrian-owned businesses harder, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic and government efforts to contain it have sorely strained businesses across Turkey, with Syrian entrepreneurs reporting the worst impact, according to a new assessment by…  


Removing barriers for those living with disabilities

How a young man from Belarus plans to change minds.  


Uzbekistan’s health care system, economy hit hard by COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic and measures to contain it have hit Uzbekistan hard, cutting exports and remittances, straining government coffers, and forcing most small businesses across the Central Asian…  


Treating the forest like family

In Armenia, potecting an important source of water and biodiversity.  

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