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The coronavirus pandemic has created a “perfect storm” for core government functions

Coronavirus pandemic has affected each and every one of us. It has completely changed our daily routines, social interaction norms, working habits and even our sense of time and space. The pandemic is…  


Using social media to advocate for sustainable change through protest

Limiting solidarity to online engagement, without addressing issues directly with governments, could actually limit the potential to achieving sustainable change.  


In the heart of Kyrgyzstan, a sanctuary for animals

Kyrgyzstan’s Alatai State Nature Park is a bastion of endemic species, rich flora & fauna. UNDP/GEF are working with the park to conserve its biodiversity, protect against poaching & empower its…  


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.  


5 leading mayors explain how they are tackling corruption

In Europe and Central Asia, 1 in 3 citizens rate corruption as one of their country’s main problems. We spoke to 5 mayors who are hard at work to change that.  


Video: Uncorking progress in the Georgian mountains

In Racha, a renewed focus on sustainable tourism might mean good news for business - especially for this family's vineyard and guesthouse.  


Not all barriers are physical

16.5 million people with disabilities in the region strive to live more comfortable and dignified lives. We need to acknowledge their diverse needs and strengths.  


Denmark and UNDP team up to support peace and stabilization in eastern Ukraine

The Government of Denmark will contribute US$9.2 million to support stabilization and governance reform efforts by UNDP in Ukraine.  


To farm this land, you need a passport

For Moldovan farmers separated from their land by a Ukrainian highway, a new border project will make crossing easier and less costly.  

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