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Economic diversification, women and youth top agenda as Head of Eurasia concludes Azerbaijan visit

During her three-day visit to Azerbaijan, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS, discussed with government and civil society the country’s economic…  


Making jewellery, making friends

In Kosovo*, reviving the filigree tradition from the past not only preserves cultural heritage but opens new job possibilities.  


Hope restored – a good start for a new Armenia

Nare Ghalamkaryan, 18, studies communications at the American University of Armenia. In spring of 2018, she took part in the “velvet revolution.” Later, in December of the same year, Nare voted in the…  


Eurasia doesn’t get the spotlight it deserves -  so we created a journal of our own

Why do stories from our region often go unreported? Maybe it's because countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have had a legacy of equality, job security and functioning safety nets. But there…  


Video: Uncorking progress in the Georgian mountains

In Racha, a renewed focus on sustainable tourism might mean good news for business - especially for this family's vineyard and guesthouse.  


Relief for women on both sides of the law

Filing for alimony in Uzbekistan often meant long and costly trips to courts, months of waiting and emotional strain. Now, a new digital court system is changing that.  


Eurasia's off-the-radar communities find a spotlight in new online magazine

UNDP Eurasia launches a new bi-monthly journal to share underreported stories from across the region of everyday heroes who refuse to stop fighting for a better world..  


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.  


City Experiment Fund: The System Transformation Our Cities Need

Cities occupy only about 2% of Earth’s land area, but house between 60-85% of the world population. At a time of accelerated change, cities are emerging as leaders.  


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.  

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