Stories


Nazia learns to dream again

How a young woman has discovered hope through employment.  


From predatory bugs to futureproofing

Ten years of lessons on trade in Central Asia.  


Social innovators, leaders, and powerful forces for change

Throughout the Arab region UNDP’s rapidly-growing Youth Leadership Programme is helping young people to become positive change-makers.  


Dreams take shape from artisanal soap

Albanian women learn new skills - and gain hope - from a UNDP vocational training programme.  


Cambodia adapts to climate change

Unpredictable weather patterns are forcing Cambodian farmers to change centuries-old agricultural traditions.  


Corporate, investment leaders review SDG Impact plans

UNDP leads efforts to streamline financing for the Global Goals  


Saving lives in Libya

UNDP support renovates a vital hospital in southern Libya.  


Floating solar panels restore life to Peruvian soil

How a young agricultural scientist brought reliable irrigation to his mountain community.  


In Costa Rica, women find new strength as business leaders

Costa Rica is leading the world in the protection of its oceans and sea life, and women are becoming more involved in sustainably managing its fisheries.  


Innovation helps rebuild Belize's coral reef

Fragments of Hope brings life back to coral reefs and reinvigorates the communities who depend on it.  


Data contributes to clean air in Skopje

Armed with information, North Macedonia tackles its air pollution problem.  


Guardians of the forest

Improving livelihoods while protecting natural resources in Colombia.  


"The rain didn't take us."

How women weavers in northern Peru rebuilt their lives and businesses following disaster.  


A booming economy brings challenges

UNDP is working in Viet Nam to reduce air pollution.  


Bangladesh climate migrants build new lives

In one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change, UNDP is helping families adapt and thrive.  

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