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Putting nature at the heart of business and finance

When businesses prioritize nature, it unlocks US$10.1 trillion in financial opportunity and will create 395 million jobs by 2030.  


Nature for Life: The value of nature in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

COVID-19 has further highlighted the importance of the relationship between people, nature, and, prosperity, and shows us how important it is to leave no one behind.  


UNDP Africa releases a special online magazine highlighting 50 young Africans innovating against COVID-19

The UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa today released a special edition of an online magazine, showcasing how young Africans are resourcefully helping fight the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Global Goals Week and COVID-19; a clarion call

This year’s Global Goals Week takes place in the shadow of a planet-wide pandemic.  


Responding to non-communicable diseases during and beyond COVID-19

The world's leading source of premature deaths is being compounded by a pandemic.  


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.  


Fresh local food in Botswana: "We are ready to meet this demand."

Farmers adopt new techniques to weather climate change.  


A new future for health

Rising to the challenges and opportunities of a once-in-a-century pandemic  


Mozambique city suffers from coal pollution

An open pit mine near a residential neighbourhood has adverse health consequences.  


South Africa’s GDP could plunge 8 percent this year because of pandemic

South Africa, with one of the world’s highest COVID-19 infection rates despite some of the toughest measures to contain the pandemic, could see overall GDP plunge nearly 8 percent this year, a new…  

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