Farmer family
Farmers of Tomorrow: The Tsevelidze Family

Take a look at a day in the life of Aleko, a visually impaired farmer who runs a berry cooperative in Georgia.

Mother with three daughters
In Armenia, hope grows in greenhouses

In Armenia, a UNDP initiative that promotes greenhouse farming in disadvantaged regions is tackling gender inequalities while generating livelihoods.

Turkmenistan family
Government of Turkmenistan adopts Sustainable Development Goals framework for the country

The Government of Turkmenistan has formally adopted a list of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), 148 targets and 198 indicators to be implemented over the next 15 years.

UNDP Europe and CIS
Labour migrants in Central Asia deserve our attention

Central Asian labour migrants tend to be more vulnerable than native-born residents to respiratory illnesses, including tuberculosis, HIV and mental conditions.

Tajik woman farmer
Central Asia, at a crossroads, has potential for sustainable development breakthrough

With the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now at the top of their agenda, Central Asian countries have the potential to transform themselves into dynamic economies and role models for sustainable human development, said UNDP at a consultation with the European Union on the region.

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Tajikistan: Japan gives disaster risk reduction a boost

The Government of Japan has committed USD 10.6 million (JPY 11 billion) to strengthen disaster risk reduction and response capacities in Tajikistan for the benefit of more than 8 million people.

Syrian family
Rethinking the way the world deals with refugees

UNDP Eurasia's Cihan Sultanoğlu on how the international community’s approach to migration requires an overhaul that looks at reducing need as well as addressing the crisis.

UNDP Albania
Helping rebuild lives in Albania with a long term sight

In less than one hour, the water “stole” all that belonged to 75-year-old Qani Shehu. All that remained were the walls of his house standing 3 meters deep in water. Qani still remembers that day as one of the worst in his life. He refused to leave his place, instead finding refuge on his roof where he felt safer. In...

Bishop and imam shake hands
Working on shared heritage bringing Cypriots across the island together

UNDP's cultural heritage restoration work in Cyprus is bringing Cypriots across the divide together.

Afghan woman
Kazakhstan, Japan join forces to support Afghan women’s economic empowerment

Kazakhstan and Japan will for the first time work in tandem on a USD 400,000 programme designed to expand women’s economic independence and rights in Afghanistan.

Climate Change
UNDP in Armenia set to increase energy efficiency across the country

UNDP in Armenia has received a historic US$20 million grant from the Green Climate Fund to increase energy efficiency and reduce costs and CO2 emissions across the country.

Croatian couple
No longer in the dark ages in Croatia

Solar power is now giving affordable and sustainable power back to the people in Croatia.

kids at camp
Moldovan youth bring green energy to their communities

Moldovan youth are learning about renewable energy and inspiring change in their families and communities.