Stories


Mounting a digital defence in the fight against coronavirus

A look at the way technology can meet the many challenges thrown up by a global pandemic.  


World Health Day celebrates nurses and midwives

Supporting those on the front lines of the coronavirus.  


Digital sprints; new and faster ways of creating ideas

The world is changing fast and UNDP must adapt and change with it.  


Arab states step up response to coronavirus

Almost all nations are taking precautions by closing borders, schools, and public places.  


In the path of the monarch butterfly

The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in the Mexican state of Michoacán is known around the world for an extraordinary migratory phenomenon.  


A bay in Jamaica comes back to life

Rare sea turtles flourish as a community bands together.  


Bias and backlash

The invisible forces holding women back.  


Highest level of political commitment needed to fight COVID-19

UNDP is fully committed to helping the most vulnerable countries and cases.  


Recycling waste and creating opportunities for women

For a community in Jordan a new recycling centre represents more than just work.  


Providing hope and support for Yemeni women as conflict drags on

Women become equal partners in addressing urgent needs in their communities.  


Guardians of the 'Knuckles' range

In central Sri Lanka, the UNESCO World Heritage site is named for its peaks that resemble a clenched fist.  


"We knew that if we continued at this rate, we would not have a forest."

Preserving the livelihoods of those who depend on Kenyan forests.  


The pequi trees of redemption

How the Kisêdjê people of Brazil went from the brink of collapse to successful entrepreneurs.  


Chocolates for the future

A chocolate-making workshop teaches vital skills to young Bolivians.  


Mission 1.5 a game-changer

UNDP is responding to the most pressing issue we face as a species with what we hope will be the largest-ever global survey on climate change.  

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