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Building equality on the roof of the world

A lack of running water has adversely affected the lives of women and girls in a remote mountain village in Pakistan.  


How landmines hinder development

On International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a look at the way landmines further hold back already poor communities.  


Hope for Yemen

How UNDP is building for the future in the midst of conflict.  


Seeds for a brighter future

A school in Sri Lanka provides a haven--and gardening lessons--for families returning from conflict.  


Voices with identity

Deyanira Mishari has an unusual job for an indigenous Peruvian woman—she’s Head of the San Matias-San Carlos Protection Forest.  


"Where my carpet is, there is my house."

UNDP support encourages an ancient and revered tradition to thrive in Azerbaijan.  


US$180m programme launched on mining sector

Urgent action is needed to protect millions of men, women and children exposed to toxic levels of mercury through gold production every year, according to the supporters of a new $180-million…  


Closing the green finance gap

Climate finance has emerged as one of the greatest opportunities for Arab states to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.  


Wetlands give life

Uganda's wetlands are the jewels in the country's ecosystem. Preserving them is critically important.  


10 things to know about indigenous peoples

This year we celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and the contributions of indigenous people to global culture.  

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