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If we want to stop future pandemics, biodiversity matters now more than ever

We all need to be aware that as humans our survival is still very much dependent on nature.  


Russia and UNDP announce US$30 million top-up in joint Fund

A top-up to the Russia-UNDP trust fund will allocate money towards specific targets of socio-economic support, climate change adaptation, gender and youth empowerment.  


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.  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Because of Coronavirus, global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the…  


How we’re adapting UNDP’s existing programmes to fight Coronavirus

Around the region, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our country offices to take their “usual business” and quickly adapt it to address the current context.  


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.  


Toymaker shifts production to visors to help frontline workers fight COVID-19 in Moldova

UNDP helped this toymaker expand his business 4 years ago. Now he's using that equipment in the fight against COVID-19.  


Rethinking development after Coronavirus

The COVID-19 is evolving into a long-term emergency, unlike any other that the modern world has experienced before. Its effects will manifest differently relative to countries’ ability to cope.  


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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