Stories


"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.  


Reviving the Paraguay river

Protecting the biodiversity of the Banco San Miguel and Bahía de Asunción Ecological Reserve.  


Supporting small businesses in earthquake recovery

In November 2019, Albania suffered a 6.4 magnitude earthquake, which killed 51 people and injured hundreds more.  



Eyes on the Goals

Seven social influencers spotlight the role that digital and social media can play in achieving the Global Goals.  


Justice and compassion for rape survivors

A clinic in Fiji responds to high rates of sexual abuse against women.  


In Albania, rebuilding after tragedy

UNDP works with its partners to help families struggling to get back on their feet.  


Making things better

Read the United Nations Development Programme's latest story about the global sustainable development goals (SDGs).  


An epic trail comes to life in the Balkans

The Via Dinarica spans seven countries, fueling a booming tourist industry and cross-cultural understanding.  


Building social bonds in Jordan

UNDP backs an initiative which addresses the economic and social needs of women.  


Decade of Action

UNDP is joining the SDG Decade of Action, a worldwide push to ensure all nations meet the 17 goals to end poverty, protect Earth and ensure everybody enjoys peace and prosperity.  


"For the first time we are making plans for the future."

How women in Sri Lanka are creating a secure future for themselves and their community.  

UNDP Around the world