"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." This issue of Voyages is dedicated to stories of reinvention across the region.
Climate change, technological upheaval and outmigration are likely to further destabilize Eastern Europe and Central Asia's development prospects, straining job markets and social safety nets.
Dmitry Kuzuk is a racer, gym manager and disability rights activist in Bender, Transnistria region of the Republic of Moldova.
While the middle-income countries have achieved higher living standards than ever before, climate change and technological disruption could severely slow down their efforts to reduce inequalities, according to UNDP’s most recent global Human Development Report.
Born in an age of uncertainty, young people in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ukraine and Georgia reflect on patriotism, freedom and opportunity.
Zahra was born and raised in Afghanistan, where her opportunities for education were limited. A scholarship has given her a chance to pursue her dreams – in Kazakhstan.
The Chernobyl disaster contaminated a huge area on both sides of the Belarus-Ukraine border. What happened to the people who were left behind?

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35%

are excluded from society

19%

of youth are unemployed

1.4 million

are living with HIV

88%

of primary energy supply is from fossil fuels

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