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UNDP chief Achim Steiner makes a visit to India, host of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification

Achim Steiner, UN Under-Secretary-General, Vice-Chair UN Sustainable Development Group and UNDP Administrator, made a frutifulfruitful trip to India on 9 Septemmeber 2019, where he reiterated UNDP’s…  


Combatting land degradation - securing a sustainable future

This report articulates UNDP's response to the global land degradation challenge and our support to the implementation of the UNCCD Strategic Framework 2018-2030.  


Planet

2030 Agenda - Planet: protect the planet from degradation, through sustainable consumption and production, sustainably managing natural resources and taking urgent action on climate change.  


Climate Change and the Rise of Poverty

Today over 2 billion people - one third of the global population - are poor or near-poor and face persistent threats to their livelihoods, including from climate change.  


Ecosystems for peace

Growing fragility of land, water and other ecosystems deepens social vulnerability across the Middle East. Solutions for biodiversity can support crisis prevention and recovery.  


South-South Cooperation - Community Innovation Exchange Platform

This publication illustrates how the GEF Small Grants Programme, implemented by UNDP, leverages South-South and triangular cooperation to tackle local challenges through peer-to-peer knowledge…  


[redirect] Sustainable development

UNDP promotes an integrated approach that tackles the connected issues of multidimensional poverty, inequality and exclusion, and sustainability, while enhancing knowledge, skills and production…  


Band-e-Amir: Amazing, beauty awesome challenges

A biodiversity project in Afghanistan works with residents of the park on interventions that address immediate needs but also the long-term future of Band-e-Amir and Afghanistan’s other vulnerable…  


Sustainable Living in the Heart of the Desert

In the Karakum region of Turkmenistan, adaptation techniques address the manmade factors contributing to desertification and help communities adapt to the changing climate.  


Delivering Results in Degraded Lands for People and Planet

An overview of UNDP’s support on sustainable land management and rehabilitation to enhance livelihoods, secure food and water, build resilience and increase carbon storage and sequestration.  

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