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 energy.
20 years after the war, mines remain a major threat to nearly 550,000 people across Bosnia and Herzegovina. A new UNDP programme is now working to accelerate the demining process in a coordinated manner.
Without legal residency or identity cards, Flurija and Ali can’t officially marry, work or apply for social assistance. Like many Roma, they are stuck in a cycle of poverty, due in large part to their exclusion from the systems tasked with assisting them.
Today we are taking you on a journey to Armenia to meet Sipan, an ordinary person living a less than ordinary life. Visually impaired since the age of 4, Sipan is now a disability rights activist, fighting for his community’s rights.
Albania's National Centre for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Victims of Domestic Abuse, has been operational since 2011, and offers services to around 100 victims of domestic violence per year.
Through a participatory approach, UNDP helped developed and secure the Karaburun-Sazan Marine Protected Area, the first of it's kind in Albania. What once was an isolated, unreached spot, has now turned into an attractive place, especially for foreign and local tourists.
In rural areas of the country, many women are still deprived of the opportunity to actively participate in social and economic life, especially because of early marriage. But through Women Resource Centers, they are learning new skills and opening businesses.