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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.  


Designing for water sustainability in one of the world's driest regions

On World Water Day we look at how UNDP is working with countries in the Arab region to create sustainable water supplies.  


Donors pledge US$7 billion for Syrians and neighbouring countries

Delegates to a conference co-hosted by the European Union and United Nations in Brussels has pledged some US$7 billion to reach 21.2 million people in Syria and neighbouring countries.  


Connecting cook and customer in Libya

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


Hope for Yemen

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


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

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


Imagining and planning for the cities of the future

Over the next 25 years, the number of people living in cities will rise to six billion. As they become more densely populated, resources will be further stressed and the vulnerable will suffer the…  


Adopting a cedar tree brings diaspora money home

In 2018 the UNDP Innovation Facility issued a Call for Proposals to promote development through the innovative use of Artificial Intelligence, big data, behavioural insights and impact financing. A…  


Wetlands give life

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


Peace of mind in the path of storms

Viet Nam is one of the top ten countries most affected by climate change. It has had more frequent and unpredictable extreme weather in recent years, with disastrous and often deadly consequences.  

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