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Satellites see the pollution you can’t, and can help us solve the problem

Satellites are capturing “invisible to the eye” data on air pollution, showing where the pollution is the worst. UNDP in Moldova and Ukraine partnered with the European Space Agency to identify their…  


UNDP’s new approach towards partnership and investment-driven post-Chernobyl development of the affected regions in Belarus.

On 26 April 1986, an accident at the Chernobyl power plant near the Ukrainian town of Pripyat fountained clouds of nuclear material across Europe with 70% of the radioactive fallout raining down on…  


COVID-19 and the countries of South Caucasus Western CIS and Ukraine

This study is focused on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on a set of geographically non-contiguous countries located in the Eastern Europe and South Caucasus region, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan,…  


Satellite data monitors air pollution from space during COVID-19, helps inform policymakers

As evidence mounts of the association between air pollution levels and higher COVID-19 death tolls, a joint study by UNDP and the European Space Agency (ESA) provides insight on the impact of the…  


Energy is key to Ukraine's response to climate change

In Ukraine, a UNDP initiative for energy efficiency in homes and public buildings brings together citizens, businesses and government - all to help fight climate change.  


How we’re adapting UNDP’s existing programmes to fight Coronavirus

Around the region, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our country offices to take their “usual business” and quickly adapt it to address the current context.  


Coronavirus accentuates challenges in conflicted eastern Ukraine

Ukraine is also still coping with the lingering effects of six years of conflict in the east of the country. The Coronavirus pandemic accentuates the effects of this conflict in a number of ways.  


UNDP Regional Chief pledges support to recovery, reform and growth in Ukraine

Concluding a four-day visit to Ukraine, the Regional Director of UNDP in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, today pledged UNDP’s strong support for the Government of Ukraine’s…  


30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, how far have Eastern Europe's youth come?

Born in an age of uncertainty, young people in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ukraine and Georgia reflect on patriotism, freedom and opportunity.  


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.  

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