Stories


Stabilizing countries in crisis

UNDP has started a new generation of large-scale stabilization programmes, aiming at rapidly re-establishing basic services.  


Water gives-and threatens-life in Bhutan

For Phub Zem Doya who lives in the remote village of Singye in southwest Bhutan, water is precious, and not to be taken for granted.  


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.  


New push to save Zambia's forests

Zambia’s deforestation rate is alarmingly high. It is one of the most forested countries in Africa but it's among the top 10 greenhouse gas emitting countries as a result of deforestation and…  


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.  


Increasing water supplies in rural Ghana

“Our community dam is our only source of water. But these days, it dries up [to] 3 times in the year”.  


Sustaining peace at the local level

Village committees and networks of women and young people are important for strengthening social cohesion at the Mauritania-Mali border.  


"We have found our entrepreneurial spirit."

As the Brussels III Conference on the Future of Syria and the Region commences, UNDP urges partners to join us in supporting 5.6 million refugees and 3.9 million vulnerable members of host…  


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.  


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.  

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