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Green solutions energize conflict-affected communities in Armenia

In Armenia, green energy solutions help those displaced from the conflict and their host communities stay warm and save money.  


The most read blogs of 2020 are about…(surprise!) Covid-19

From gender equality to human rights, climate change to the economy — one topic covered our top blogs this year: Covid-19  


Two things that can prepare our societies for changing demographics

Over the last 30 years, 17 countries, all of them in Eastern Europe, experienced sustained population decline. This unique phenomenon will have a significant impact on the future of the region.  


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.  


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.  


Young people speak up about what cultural heritage means to them

Cultural heritage and monuments are reminders of the diversity of our communities that we live in, as well as of co-existence and mutual respect.  


Coronavirus pandemic is an invitation to tackle uncertainty with innovation and creativity

Our experience at UNDP with innovation, inclusive of the learning network Accelerator Labs, puts us in a position to effectively respond to the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, while also…  


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.  


Solidarity is helping fight Coronavirus crisis, and paving the way for future development

Social capital, connections and trust between people are just as important as the physical assets and human capital in keeping people safe and helping society overcome crisis.  


As Coronavirus forces online learning, a project with Syrian refugees in Turkey might already set an example

A Turkish project on refugee education could set an example for the nearly 1.5 billion children out of traditional school and pave the way for more inclusive and accessible opportunities for all.  

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