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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.  


Head of UNDP Eurasia visits key counterparts and programmes in Turkey

Annual Turkey-UNDP consultations, Syria crisis response and socio-economic development in southeast Anatolia top the agenda.  


Belarus, UNDP join forces to boost tourism industry

UNDP and the Government of Belarus have embarked on a new initiative to increase the competitiveness of entrepreneurs working in the tourism industry across the country.  


Belarus inaugurates national forum on development goals

Many representatives of the Government of Belarus, international organizations and the diplomatic corps will gather at the first National Forum on Sustainable Development to explore ways to accelerate…  


Public finance reform in Moldova forges ahead, with Slovak support

Mentor programme leverages support from Slovakia, which aims to achieve 400 million EUR worth of public savings.  


Kazakhstan: Green economy reforms gain momentum

Kazakhstan is taking bold new steps to integrate environmental considerations in all public decisions, thanks to a new Environmental Code expected to bring Central Asia’s largest country closer to…  


UNDP in Romania: celebrating 47 years of partnership

After 47 years of partnership and ground-breaking work, UNDP closes its presence on the ground in Romania.  


UNDP climate curriculum reaches 50,000 pupils across Eurasia

UNDP’s climate box, launched last year to teach children how to lead climate - and environmentally - friendly lifestyles, has reached a total of 50,000 children in eight countries in Eastern Europe…  


Governments, EU pledge to end armed violence in Western Balkans

Governments and the European Union committed to curbing the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons in the Western Balkans and Europe.  


Stepping up climate adaptation in Eurasia should be top priority, says UNDP

Climate change impacts in Eastern Europe and Central Asia currently cost billions of dollars in lost productivity and could keep mounting over the next few years, according to a new report released at…  

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