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Across the Balkans, youth are working towards peace

A group of activists say how they see their own roles in society, what inspired them for action, and what they think is needed to engage the younger generations.  


Youth are not the future – they are here now

Youth participation approaches thrive on images of outgoing young women and men selflessly working for the benefit of their community. But young people’s inclusion should not be conditional to whether…  


Using social impact innovation to tackle Covid-19 challenges

To tackle the long-term effects of Covid-19, UNDP Europe and Central Asia is launching BOOST, a regional acceleration program for social impact innovation. It will support emerging solutions in the…  


Digital transformation

We are working to help governments deliver services remotely, establish digital platforms for social services and e-commerce, close the internet access gap and build digital finance options for…  


Governance

The COVID-19 crisis has shown the critical importance of effective and responsive governance systems and institutions. Here's what UNDP is doing.  


When it comes to decision-making, women must move from the margins to the mainstream

25 years after the landmark Beijing women’s conference, politics remains overwhelmingly the domain of men. Today, women are not even a quarter of all elected politicians in the world.  


The pandemic urges us to rethink our stance on data

As governments struggle to understand the problem and how to respond, solutions using data have boomed – from contact tracing mobile apps that collect and share data about our whereabouts or proximity…  


Susanna Dakash

Youth, Peace and Security Specialist  


Zana Idrizi

Advocacy, communications and digital platforms expert  


Doruk Ergun

Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding Analyst  

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