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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…

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…

Kazakhstan can start to recover solar energy investments within 5 years

Working with the government of Kazakhstan, UNDP has unveiled an online atlas which indicates of solar energy in every region of the country annually.

Life-saving medicines to reach 3,800 people living with HIV/AIDS

UNDP delivered its first batch of medicines under a new project designed to make sure the most vulnerable people get their treatments on time.

New 10 million EUR initiative to help boost citizen engagement across the Western Balkans

The UNDP and the EU launched an ambitious programme, ReLOaD, to substantially increase the involvement of civil society organizations in local development efforts while improving transparency in the…

Snow storm blasts Moldova: UN provides essential equipment as hundreds of villages without electricity

Around 400 villages in Moldova were without electricity over the weekend after a freak snowstorm pummeled the country, causing widespread disruptions and injuries and prompting the government to…

One of the World’s Oldest Lakes Restored to Full Health, UNDP Reports

Lake Prespa, an ancient lake and biodiversity hotspot in the heart of the Balkans, has been restored to health thanks to a 15-year effort to reverse pollution, reduce pesticide use and provide proper…

Being LGBTI in the Western Balkans Easier, Yet Far from Easy

Despite some progress in the lives of LGBTI persons in the Western Balkans, challenges remain.

Systematic measures required to shield countries and communities from shocks: U.N. development head

Achieving Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development will require risk-proofing all development sectors and initiatives, said Helen Clark, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme…

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