The past 20 years has seen the Europe and Central Asia region undergo tremendous changes. Our recently launched platform on Sustainable Development Goal 16 details some of those changes and how UNDP… Read more
Do you know who Margaret Hamilton is?
Not many do. She was the computer scientist and systems engineer who programmed the Apollo 11 spaceflight.
There is currently a greatly untapped resource of… Read more
Over the next few months, the 12,000 employees based at Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino, California will complete their move to an extravagant new campus. The “spaceship,” covering 2.8 million… Read more
The global silence around intersex lives reflects negatively on the mental health of intersex individuals and communities.
A few weeks ago, during our sub-regional dialogue on #BeingLGBTI, we met… Read more
One of the less pleasant things associated with Kyrgyzstan is the cruel tradition of “bride kidnapping”.
Recent research from local NGOs show that at least fifty percent of the marriages in the… Read more
In Azerbaijan, especially in rural areas, there exists a very powerful term for women who don’t follow the rules: ‘pis giz’, which translates to ‘bad girl’.
For an Azerbaijani woman, being called a… Read more
Since its early days, the Decade of Roma Inclusion has focused primarily on four priority areas: employment, education, health and housing. Even though gender equality is a cross-cutting issue,… Read more
Inequality between women and men has been clearly identified as one of the causes blocking development over the last two decades.
It is often difficult to establish evidence based causal links… Read more