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Virtual reality brought me into the world of a strong Roma woman

What did I know about Roma? When we started to think about making a virtual reality film about Roma, it was with the idea to transcend the clichés.…


How staying home makes a difference

Engaging youth in social local activities can breathe new life into their communities. It has potential to stop the massive migration of youth from small towns and villages, as they now see a place…  


Making the most of emigration

Emigration from Moldova is the eleventh highest in the world. The country’s demographic future looks grim, but with an inventive approach, emigration can bring significant benefits for the country.  


A coalition for recovery

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


Can blockchain help us better assist refugees and migrants in transit?

Technology can both empower and disempower. At a recent workshop on blockchain, we landed a challenge: how can we use it to facilitate refugee integration? I am an immediate misfit in the dynamic…  


What does inequality look like?

Photographer Jodi Hilton traveled to 5 countries in Europe & Central Asia to document inequalities for UNDP’s Regional Human Development Report. Here is what she saw through her lens.  


“From Russia to Tajikistan”: changing the way money moves

Citizens of Tajikistan rely heavily on remittances. A lack of job opportunities means that up to 1 million (out of a population of 8 billion) migrate elsewhere for work, mostly Russia. Until 2014,…  


7 things we learned about tackling displacement in the Western Balkans

In 2015, 900,000 refugees and migrants crossed through Southeast Europe in the largest displacement of people since World War II. Many crossed from Greece to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia…  


How a small film brought a big impact to a Kosovo* village

Editor's Note I met BAFTA Award winning director Daniel Mulloy in Prishtina in early 2015. Being deeply concerned by the refugee crisis, Daniel wanted to make a movie that would speak to the…  


Albania: Where a picture’s worth a thousand words

One day, I found an unusual email in my inbox. Sent from a man named Mark in the United States, the message read: “Can you please help me find pictures of my great-grandfather who used to live in…  


Roma migration: An option of last resort?

Nowadays, migration is a regular part of our lives. Migration, in fact, launched the whole process of sustained attention to the issue of Roma exclusion in the European Union. - But is Roma migration…  

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