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Human development reimagined

UNDP's 2019 Human Development Report will provide a comprehensive picture of the many forms of inequality that are shaping the 21st century.  


Helping the global south to help itself

More than 1,000 representatives of government, the private sector, and civil society are meeting in Argentina for the Second High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation.  


What does equality have to do with the SDGs?

We must address the issues surrounding women's inequality if we are to achieve a sustainable future.  


Human Rights and Drug Policy

A coalition of UN Member States, UN entities and leading human rights experts meeting at the Commission on Narcotic Drugs launched today, a landmark set of international legal standards to transform…  


International Guidelines on Human Rights and Drug Policy

Drug control intersects with much of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the UN Member State pledge to leave no one behind. In line with the 2030 Agenda, the UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021…  


The connection between gender equality and climate change

How getting more women into work--and especially positions of leadership--can help companies prosper and move to a sustainable future.  


On the Eve of International Women’s Day, UNDP Appoints New Goodwill Ambassador to Fight Inequality: Top Chef Star Padma Lakshmi

UNDP today appointed Emmy-nominated television personality, award-winning author and internationally acclaimed food expert Padma Lakshmi as its newest Goodwill Ambassador.  


Tackling what cannot be said

One woman is taking on the culture of impunity surrounding sexual violence in Myanmar.  


"Our motivation was our brother."

Two sisters use innovation to help families--including their own--living with a Down Syndrome child.  


Connecting cook and customer in Libya

Two young Libyan entrepreneurs are creating change with an app that connects home cooks with customers.  

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