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Mapping the essentials for a dignified life

Looking at poverty from every angle.  


Inspiring the 'thermometer of society'

Young entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso get expert advice.  


How tsunami preparedness saved a rugby coach's life

Launching its #PrepareToWin initiative, UNDP supports countries in Asia Pacific with tsunami drills.  


The enchanted places of Lake Titicaca

On the famed lake, the Chimu community works to make their floating community a booming tourist attraction.  


"Land as mother, forest as father, water as blood."

Winners of the 2019 Equator Prize honoured in New York.  


Kicking off Global Goals Weeks

The first-ever women’s activist football tournament is being held in New York City for the fourth year.  


"Nature is angry."

In the past few months, the world has seen a groundswell of support for climate action.  


Global Goals Week

This year’s Global Goals Week is the biggest one yet, with more than 80 partners and dozens of events uniting people from all walks of life around a common mission: a sustainable future for everyone.  


The true cost of discrimination

Punitive laws, policies and practices threaten the response to HIV and TB in Africa  


A new era for clean energy in Tanzania

Solar panels replace diesel generators at United Nations House in Dar es Salaam.  


Photographing inequality and climate change

At Photoville in New York, UNDP highlights the work of leading journalists looking at the two most pressing issues we face.  


Sustainable charcoal leads the way in Angola

UNDP helps farmers preserve their incomes and forests.  


Young people and climate

Meet some of the young people all across the globe who are fighting for a stolen future.  


Ending the dry season with sustainable water management

Communities in northern Ghana thrive with reliable irrigation and new income opportunities.  


"We had to start from scratch."

A Syrian refugee spots an opportunity to build a new life in Turkey.  

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