Stories


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.  


"Everything has changed for good."

After years of disruption and overcrowding, a Libyan music teacher finally gets a dedicated space for instruction.  


"A better world is possible!"

Two days after arriving in New York, activist Greta Thunberg leads weekly climate strike.  


Five plans for carbon neutrality

A look at those taking the lead in setting bold goals to curb climate change.  


High altitude farming provides income and security to women

Tunnel farming changes the lives of vulnerable communities.  


Harvesting water, cultivating hope

In Jamaica, students, unemployed young people, and prisoners on the road to rehabilitation are learning how to grow plenty of food in areas where water is scarce.  


Sahel, a region of opportunities

Harnessing potential, talent, and energy.  


Protecting wildlife in Misiones, Argentina

Agricultural expansion encroaches on one of the world's largest remaining pristine forests.  


African migrants in Europe trade one hardship for another

Through a reporting partnership with National Geographic, we take an in-depth look at the challenges African migrants face in Spain.  


Raquel teaches her classmates to share

Expanding early childhood care in northeastern Brazil.  

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