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Going the distance

Dmitry Kuzuk is a racer, gym manager and disability rights activist in Bender, Transnistria region of the Republic of Moldova.  


It will take political commitment and investment to stop HIV in our region

What does the landscape of HIV looks like in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, one of the regions where new infections are increasing?  


Mayors from across the world sign declaration advocating for resilience approach to migration and displacement

Mayors from thirteen countries over four continents adopted the Gaziantep Declaration at the International Forum on Local Solutions to Migration and Displacement this week.  


Why mayors matter in the migration equation

At the forefront of welcoming refugees and migrants, mayors and municipal authorities are largely responsible for ensuring their communities can adapt and maintaining services for all.  


6 major human rights trends across Europe and Central Asia

In the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region, threats and vulnerabilities of people towards discrimination, exclusion and violence remain high. Here are six major human rights problems that we are…  


What’s in a boundary?

Every border creates its own dynamics, constraining freedom but sometimes allowing new opportunities. Many of the boundaries we experience are artificially created by societal habits and deep-seated…  


An imam and a priest walk onto a football field…

An imam and priest walk onto a football field. Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but in this small Kosovo town, it’s the beginning of an inspiring collaboration.  


UNDP, partners bring ReelLife film series to Istanbul

UNDP’s Istanbul Regional Hub is launching with Columbia Global Centers and Koc University a film series to explore complex social issues from around the world through the lens of compelling stories.  


Nowhere to turn: Can Roma women break free from violence?

The heartbreaking testimonial of a Roma woman reveals how Roma women in the Western Balkans often have to make hard choices between living with an abusive spouse or perpetuating poverty.  


Head of UNDP Eurasia visits key counterparts and programmes in Turkey

Annual Turkey-UNDP consultations, Syria crisis response and socio-economic development in southeast Anatolia top the agenda.  

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