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Connecting girls to a bright future in ICT

Massive job losses could be offset by the “jobs of tomorrow.” But are those jobs for everyone? They are if we can make improve the pathways for girls.  


An app that detects mine suspected areas, not faces

A new mine awareness app is part of an initiative to make Bosnia and Herzegovina a mine-free and safe country for citizens and visitors.  


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.  


Russia to expand its support to UNDP youth programming

US$10 million will go towards projects focusing on employment opportunities for youth, digital skills, professional education, entrepreneurship and innovation.  


The most read blogs of 2020 are about…(surprise!) Covid-19

From gender equality to human rights, climate change to the economy — one topic covered our top blogs this year: Covid-19  


Wedding season hits a hitch in Kosovo*

A big share of the Kosovo economy revolves around the summertime return of the diaspora, halted by the pandemic.  


Frozen in time: a traditional Kyrgyz village struggles without tourists

With the pandemic hitting tourism hard, this village’s growing industry is struggling  


In Armenia, families brave the second wave - and an uncertain future

From the capital to the villages, take an intimate journey into the homes and lives of three families feeling the pandemic.  


In a Georgian settlement, one woman’s fight against an unsettling crisis

On the frontlines in this settlement for internally displaced people is a dentist trying to keep her patients and community healthy.  


Amidst lockdowns, rural life in Serbia turns sour

In rural Serbia, many make a living from dairy farming. But as prices for milk or cheese sharply fell, as did their market, and many families are hurting.  

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