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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…  


Government of Armenia, UN set up world’s first National SDG Innovation Lab

Drawing on experiences from across the world, the Government of Armenia and the United Nations have set up the world’s first national SDG innovation lab to accelerate the achievement of the…  


Implementing SDG 16+ in focus at international forum in Georgia

Representatives from twenty-five countries gather in Tbilisi, Georgia, for an international Forum “From Words to Action: Implementing SDG 16+ at the local and national level.” The Forum will discuss…  


Western Balkans working on world’s most advanced regional disaster responders network

Seven countries and territories in the Western Balkans met here last week, building what could soon become the world’s most developed network of disaster responders.  


Development of national evaluation capacities can contribute to eradicating poverty, promoting prosperity and protecting our planet

The 2017 International Conference on National Evaluation Capacities (NEC), taking place in Istanbul, Turkey from 16 to 20 October is themed "People, Planet and Progress in the era of the Sustainable…  

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