Stories


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.  


"When I returned to school, I was overwhelmed with joy."

With UNDP help, a young Libyan boy gets his dearest wish--to continue his education.  


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.  


Widening inequality; a universal issue

How the unprecedented gap between the haves and have nots stands in the way of a sustainable future.  


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.  

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