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Reclaiming the sands of a dead sea

There were once over 1,100 islands scattered across the extensive waters of the Aral Sea in Kazakhstan. Decades of agricultural misuse created an environmental catastrophe.  


Kazakhstan: Green economy reforms gain momentum

Kazakhstan is taking bold new steps to integrate environmental considerations in all public decisions, thanks to a new Environmental Code expected to bring Central Asia’s largest country closer to…  


#HearMeToo: Activists in Central Asia break ground in fight against violence

Three women activists are part of a growing movement to counter violence against women and girls in Central Asia, where the problem remains largely unaddressed.  


Central Asian governments call for the elimination of violence against women and girls

Government and parliamentary representatives from Central Asia gathered at a United Nations regional conference to discuss holistic strategies to combat all forms of violence against women and girls…  


UNDP, Japan team up to help curb the rise of violent extremism in Central Asia

UNDP and the Government of Japan launched a US$6.15 million regional project to help stop violent extremism among youth in Central Asia, addressing high unemployment and lack of involvement in local…  


Working together - UNDP & Emerging Donors

New and emerging donors are gaining an increasingly prominent role in international development,contributing unique skills and approaches. However, they sometimes face common challenges, ranging from…  


These human rights defenders are standing up for others — and themselves

These individuals have stood up for their rights and those of others. They have contributed to equality and justice, improving lives, preventing human suffering, and reminding us that human rights are…  


Trade and development agencies join forces to boost Central Asia’s capacity to export

Three international organizations launched a new trade intelligence training programme for Central Asia, to support the trade and export capacities of the businesses in this region. The programme…  


Partners discuss development challenges, opportunities in Central Asia

Representatives of UNDP and the European Union (EU) discussed development challenges and opportunities in Central Asia, and their future collaboration in the region.  


UNDP, international partners launch cross-border initiative to help save the snow leopard

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), as part of a broad coalition of international partners, has launched a regional initiative to save the snow leopard and protect its sanctuaries in 12…  

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