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Shared Futures: Youth perceptions on peace in the Western Balkans

Six young writers from the Western Balkan region give voice to some of key messages emerging from the regional study 'Shared Futures'.  


Why does access to (correct) information matter for peaceful societies?

In a world where advanced technologies provide us with unfettered access to mass global communication, we must rely on our conscience when making online decisions that affect our immediate families,…  


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.  


Coronavirus accentuates challenges in conflicted eastern Ukraine

Ukraine is also still coping with the lingering effects of six years of conflict in the east of the country. The Coronavirus pandemic accentuates the effects of this conflict in a number of ways.  


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.  


Can we ‘innovate’ our way towards a more peaceful world?

Conflict prevention and peacebuilding efforts are challenged by the fast pace of innovation, which also offers new opportunities. How can we ‘innovate’ our way towards a more peaceful world?  


Azerbaijan’s heroic steps to eliminate landmines

ANAMA has cleared over 520 million square metres of Azerbaijani land; destroyed around 800,000 mines and other explosive weapons; and created safe conditions for the resettlement of more than 160,000…  


Kosovo’s historic sites to receive € 2 million facelift

The European Union and UNDP have launched the second phase of a programme to renovate Kosovo’s cultural and religious monuments, involving youth from diverse backgrounds in the rehabilitation and…  


A coalition for recovery

UN agencies, government, business and civil society join forces to support economic recovery in eastern Ukraine.  


On the challenge of secure, but open borders

As part of my job, I get to travel across the Europe and Central Asian region and sometimes beyond. But as much as I love experiencing new cultures, traditions, languages or cuisines, unfortunately my…  

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