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Russia invests over $14 million in new projects for climate action and SDGs

The Government of Russia and UNDP signed today two Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), laying ground for increased cooperation in Europe and Central Asia.  


Emerging innovations good governance

Many of the novel approaches in this update represent a focused shift towards implementing durable solutions that will outlast the COVID-19 pandemic.  


Judges from Eastern Europe and Central Asia affirm their critical role

The third Judges' Forum focused on further raising awareness of judges of HIV, key and vulnerable populations, supporting and expanding the regional platform for information and experience exchange,…  


SDG Bonds: A contribution to Building Forward Better

An ambitious reform agenda paved the way for Uzbekistan being one of the first countries in the world to place innovative SDG Bonds at the London Stock Exchange in July 2021.  


A digital generation where every girl counts

While the pandemic accelerated the transition to online learning, working and networking, it also heightened the risks of women and girls of being left behind.  


Cross-sector cooperation for transformative change in gender equality in STEM in Europe and Central Asia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the regional conference STEM4ALL: Accelerating gender equality, which gathered 196 participants, including gender champions, policy makers, and…  


Tackling air pollution in Europe and Central Asia

The report assesses links between air pollution, climate and health, and explores solutions with a set of policy interventions for major economic activities like industry, transport, health…  


Embracing equality in a digital era in Central Asia

On the International day of Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), prominent women from five Central Asian countries gather to discuss the link between disparities and gender…  


UNDP and International Trade Centre launch the first Central Asia Trade Intelligence portal

The portal is an online intelligence tool aiming to enhance export potential and regional integration of Central Asian countries by providing users with essential trade related information.  


Launch of the first Women Leader’s Dialogue in Central Asia

A prominent group of women leaders representing the Central Asian states and the United Nations launch a new platform, the Central Asian Women Leaders’ Caucus.  

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