For LGBTI in Eastern Europe, a struggle to exist

This week, UNDP and USAID are releasing evidence on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons across the Western…

7 digital trends we need to embrace for the Global Goals

From quality education to gender equality, ending poverty to tackling climate change, we need to create content that creates meaningful dialogue and ends up on user’s newsfeeds.  

Keep it simple: Complexity and the SDGs

We need tools to make this complexity around SDGs manageable, and we are actively designing and testing them.  

Can Central Asia protect itself from disasters?

Most people who live in Central Asia are too young to remember the devastating earthquakes from the past. Although all Central Asian countries are characterized by high seismic risk, the region has…  

Here comes the sun… to relieve you from the burden of electricity bills

In Moldova, where around 74 percent of the energy is imported and in the last five years the energy prices increased by more than 50 percent, solar energy has high potential.  

Sustaining progress in transition countries

Many countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have made remarkable progress in recent years. But, despite clear gains, the region's middle-income countries continue to face structural bottlenecks…  

Can creating a web between digital and physical spaces give agency to youth?

In the social activism space, “Networked youth” are groups of young people, coordinated mostly through electronic networks, that come together around pressing issues and address them with…  

Why are young people in Moldova struggling with unemployment

In Moldova, about 30 percent of young people are either unemployed or not enrolled in any formal training. This is an alarmingly high figure, indicating that so much of our country’s potential is…  

Lessons from Minsk: Seven steps to advance Global Goals in Europe and Central Asia

Countries are increasingly taking ownership of the SDGs agenda. But there are also a number of gaps to be filled and questions to be answered. Here are a few crucial considerations on the intersection…  

A coalition for recovery

UN agencies, government, business and civil society join forces to support economic recovery in eastern Ukraine.  

Let's talk about artificial intelligence and development

After decades of hype, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has arrived. So what do we talk about when we talk about AI? What applications of it have inspired us? And what do we mean by ‘responsible’ AI?  

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