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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.  


New language, new life: A Syrian woman makes home in Turkey

After being displaced by the war in Syria, Alaa finds learning a new language the key to making a new home in Turkey.  


52,000 Syrians across Turkey to learn Turkish under new UNDP-EU initiative

A new UNDP-EU initiative will deliver Turkish language courses to 52,000 adult Syrians living in 10 provinces across Turkey.  


Making jewellery, making friends

In Kosovo*, reviving the filigree tradition from the past not only preserves cultural heritage but opens new job possibilities.  


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.  


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…  


Despite some progress, marginalized Roma community still most excluded in Western Balkans

The Regional Roma Survey is the first major collection of data on marginalized Roma in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslavia Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo*,…  


A new generation of Cypriots uncovers the missing

Turkish and Greek Cypriots are recovering and identifying the remains of those who went missing in the 1960s and 1970s, healing a divided island.  


Hearing-impaired students excel in Turkmenistan’s first integrated curriculum

Almost 10,000 people living with disabilities in Turkmenistan face challenges when it comes to education and employment. A new integrated curriculum is designed to ease these challenges.  

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