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UNDP, Japan team up to help curb the rise of violent extremism in Central Asia

UNDP and the Government of Japan launched a US$6.15 million regional project to help stop violent extremism among youth in Central Asia, addressing high unemployment and lack of involvement in local…  

UNDP to launch US$70 million initiative to help Georgia adjust to climate change

Supported by GCF, the project will expand early warning systems and measures aiming to increase disaster resilience for 1.7 million people.  

Blockchain research to support Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP is partnering with Blockchain, the world’s leading software platform for digital assets, UNHCR and the World Economic Forum to explore the use of block chain technology for development.  

In Azerbaijan, innovators vie for top spot in UNDP-supported contest

UNDP and the Government of Azerbaijan have handed awards to scholars, students and entrepreneurs as part of the country’s first innovation contest, which focused on solutions for achieving the…  

In Ukraine, UNDP provides legal aid where thousands cross checkpoint

The first legal aid office located at a checkpoint in Eastern Ukraine will help people who transit between government- and non-government controlled areas get support on the premises instead of having…  

“They erase us, like we don’t exist”: LGBTI people tell of struggle and resilience in the Western Balkans

A new platform, OutSpoken, goes live as country profiles show enduring violence, discrimination, stigma and exclusion of LGBTI people in the region.  

Trade and development agencies join forces to boost Central Asia’s capacity to export

Three international organizations launched a new trade intelligence training programme for Central Asia, to support the trade and export capacities of the businesses in this region. The programme…  

UNDP rolls out climate curriculum for children across Eurasia region

UNDP has launched a climate curriculum that teaches children how to fight climate change in their everyday lives.  

EU initiative to boost rural development in southern Moldova

More than forty municipalities in the South of Moldova will begin to implement a European Union (EU) initiative that aims to mobilize local authorities and citizens to boost local economies and…  

Europe and Central Asia: 20 countries join forces to use innovation for public service improvements

Around 200 public sector specialists from 20 countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia gathered to discuss how to involve citizens so they can truly drive development efforts while making the…  

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