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Strengthening the role of judges in the HIV response

We interviewed 4 judges in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, who are well positioned to instigate change and contribute to further using the law to protect the rights of vulnerable populations  


When it comes to HIV and health services, social returns on investment matter

More action is needed to halt the spread of the HIV epidemic as well as to address inequities in accessing prevention, treatment and care services. Looking at social returns on investment could make a…  


New song from Turkish pop star calls for urgent action to save people and planet

In “Who’s Gonna End?”, Sertab Erener pairs with UNDP to encourage renewed efforts to fight climate change and achieve the Global Goals  


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,…  


“Don’t Choose Extinction”: New campaign raises awareness of the detrimental effects of fossil fuel subsidies

In the lead up to the COP 26 global climate conference, UNDP is releasing new research revealing that fossil fuels’ subsidies, paid for by taxpayers, end up deepening inequality and impeding action on…  


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.  


Public financing of service provision by civil society organisations in national responses to HIV, TB and malaria

Key insights and specific recommendations for CSOs, governments, donors and multilateral partners that may help strengthen social contracting mechanisms and sustainable service provision within and…  


Social Return on Investment for HIV services

Countries in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA) region have made significant progress in setting the foundation for effective social contracting mechanisms.  


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…  


Gender equality in COVID-19 response in Europe and Central Asia

Socio-economic impact assessments, undertaken by UN agencies to support governments in the Europe and Central Asia region, show that the pandemic has had a profound and disproportional impact on women…  

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