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Countries from Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus convene to discuss progress on Climate Action

Over 90 government representatives from Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus will exchange experiences and ideas in an effort to meet commitments made for the Paris Agreement on Climate…  


UNDP, solar currency exchange to power up Moldovan university

UNDP is teaming up with Sun Exchange – a marketplace that finances solar power with cryptocurrency – to help one of Moldova’s largest universities go solar.  


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.  


2017: A year in pictures

From supporting business to protecting ecosystems, here's a snapshot of our work this year.  


Croatia: How crowdfunding helped us go green

Hooray! We have officially completed the first big step towards making a school in Croatia energy independent. A few months ago, with US$15,000 of seed funding from the UNDP in Bratislava Regional…  


OPEC development fund to support energy access in Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic

A new grant from the OPEC Fund for International Development will help rural populations in Tajikistan and the Kyrgyz Republic get access to sustainable energy.  


UN Report: South-South Cooperation presents a low-cost approach to achieving development goals

A new study by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and UNDP explores how countries can benefit from each other by sharing practical knowledge generated at various levels of government,…  


Cihan Sultanoğlu: Opening Speech at The UN Day Reception

Opening Speech for the UN Assistant Secretary-General, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Regional Director for Europe and the CIS, and UN Commissioner-General for EXPO Cihan Sultanoğlu at The UN Day…  


Time to double efforts to make sure clean energy available for all, says UN at Expo 2017

The United Nations today called on governments, businesses, and cities to increase their efforts to accelerate the transition towards clean energy as the EXPO 2017 on “Future Energy” kicked off in a…  


Turning bounty into business at a Turkish womens cooperative

A women's cooperative, supported by the New World program, has made a business out of traditional products. They sell pastas, jams, dried fruits, and pickles, and all production is powered by solar…  

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