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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…  


After a devastating earthquake, restoring hope in Albania

A few months after the devastating earthquake that hit the country, the EU, UNDP and the Albanian government coordinated efforts to reconstruct the affected communities to accelerate recovery.  


In Brussels, international community pledges €1.15 billion to support Albania’s post-earthquake

International aid will Albania's recovery needs after the strongest earthquake to hit the country in more than 30 years  


EIB, UNDP to increase their collaboration with 2020 Action Plan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and UNDP are strengthening their cooperation in 2020 to support sustainable development in the EU neighborhood, Central Asia and the African continent.  


Building a climate-resilient Georgia

A new programme in Georgia will provide a tested and ready model that will protect the country's citizens and help in preventing climate-driven disasters.  


From farmer to finance minister

When I was a teenager, I hitchhiked from Lithuania to Armenia and back. When I found myself back in Istanbul last month, I discussed disaster risk reduction financing with the finance ministers of the…  


Illuminating the present

The latest UN report is unequivocal: we only have 12 years to prevent catastrophic climate change and emissions must peak globally within about a year. Here’s a look at what we are doing to assist the…  


Disasters discriminate - our response should not

Natural disasters disproportionately affect women and children, especially in countries where women’s socioeconomic status is low. To guard against reproducing gender bias in disaster mitigation and…  


New ways to finance disaster recovery

The human cost of natural disasters is not just measured in the deaths and injuries that they cause, but also in terms of their lasting economic impact on survivors and countries. Natural disasters…  


Disaster risk reduction financing regional conference

The conference will bring together governments, practitioners and experts to better understand global trends of disaster financing market development and opportunities for the RBEC region.  

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