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Reform agenda at the heart of Regional Director’s visit to Armenia

During her first official visit to Armenia, UNDP’s regional director for Europe and CIS Mirjana Spoljaric Egger discussed with her counterparts the country’s development following last year’s…  


Kosovo can no longer afford to leave women behind

During my five years serving at UNDP in Kosovo, I have seen many positive developments in the arena of women’s rights. Yet there is still a long way to go.  


Resource centers chart a new future for women entrepreneurs

In Azerbaijan, Women's Resource Centers are equipping women in rural areas with tools and resources to help them launch their own businesses.  


Women need technology and technology needs more women – so let’s make it happen

Women need technology because today the industry is the most promising, global, fastest developing market for the best paid, creative and interesting jobs.  


Two sisters coding for a better world

The movement to get more women in tech is on in Uzbekistan. These two sisters enter the landscape with their Down Syndrome support app.  


UNDP, partners bring ReelLife film series to Istanbul

UNDP’s Istanbul Regional Hub is launching with Columbia Global Centers and Koc University a film series to explore complex social issues from around the world through the lens of compelling stories.  


Nowhere to turn: Can Roma women break free from violence?

The heartbreaking testimonial of a Roma woman reveals how Roma women in the Western Balkans often have to make hard choices between living with an abusive spouse or perpetuating poverty.  


Kyrgyzstan's kidnapped brides use fashion and flags to end marriage taboo

Bride kidnapping was outlawed in 2013 in Kyrgyzstan, but was still evident. Now, a new generation of women are eschewing acceptance of this abuse, with their campaign escalating in 2018.  


2018: The year in pictures

From amplifying gender equality to boosting green energy, see the highlights from our development journey this year.  


In Georgia’s mountains, taking a 360 approach to ending poverty

I recently visited the Racha region in northern Georgia to film how one region’s push for sustainable tourism is improving its economic outlook. There, I saw firsthand how tackling poverty from…  

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