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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.  


Youth are not the future – they are here now

Youth participation approaches thrive on images of outgoing young women and men selflessly working for the benefit of their community. But young people’s inclusion should not be conditional to whether…  


Using social impact innovation to tackle Covid-19 challenges

To tackle the long-term effects of Covid-19, UNDP Europe and Central Asia is launching BOOST, a regional acceleration program for social impact innovation. It will support emerging solutions in the…  


Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

A report released by UNDP suggests that the introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion…  


Amid COVID-19, a solution that cares for people and benefits the economy

Many informal workers in the countries where UNDP works - often young people, women or minorities - are facing significant socio-economic distress because of Covid-19. There is the need for…  


Green economy

We are working with governments, civil society and the private sector to develop recovery plans that embrace renewable energy, sustainable business, green urban planning and nature-based jobs and…  


Social protection

Employment, social support and health services will need to ensure legislative and reform efforts coincide with recovery policies, and governments must make health policies work in unison with…  


Finding opportunities in crisis: a view on the post-COVID-19 future in Serbia

As most countries pass the worst stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, much focus is now being placed on economic recovery. Francine Pickup shares insight on possible opportunities Serbia can capitalize on…  


Treating the forest like family

Armenia currently has a deficit in forestland - it covers barely 11% of its territory. But it is stepping up measures to protect and expand its forest eco-system.  


Stuck in the middle, Moldovan migrants strive to make ends meet

Severely hit by the COVID-19 crisis, Moldova labour migrants are either stuck home or abroad, with fewer opportunities to produce the remittances that support many families.  

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