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5 leading mayors explain how they are tackling corruption

In Europe and Central Asia, 1 in 3 citizens rate corruption as one of their country’s main problems. We spoke to 5 mayors who are hard at work to change that.  


Reform agenda at the heart of Regional Director’s visit to Armenia

During her first official visit to Armenia, UNDP’s regional director for Europe and CIS Mirjana Spoljaric Egger discussed with her counterparts the country’s development following last year’s…  


Artificial intelligence to help advance tourism in Armenia

Armenia today launched Travelinsights, an artificial intelligence tool to help improve the country’s emerging tourism industry by gathering real-time perceptions of services and popular sites.  


Hope restored – a good start for a new Armenia

Nare Ghalamkaryan, 18, studies communications at the American University of Armenia. In spring of 2018, she took part in the “velvet revolution.” Later, in December of the same year, Nare voted in the…  


Can creating a web between digital and physical spaces give agency to youth?

In the social activism space, “Networked youth” are groups of young people, coordinated mostly through electronic networks, that come together around pressing issues and address them with…  


The grass is greener in Armenia

Communities refuse to let climate change put them out to pasture.  


These human rights defenders are standing up for others — and themselves

These individuals have stood up for their rights and those of others. They have contributed to equality and justice, improving lives, preventing human suffering, and reminding us that human rights are…  


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…  


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.  


Russia to help boost climate action in 12 countries around the world

The Russia-UNDP Trust Fund has approved seven projects, worth a total of US$6.7 million, to support UNDP climate efforts in more than a dozen countries in Europe and the CIS, Africa and the Caribbean.  

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