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In the heart of Kyrgyzstan, a sanctuary for animals

Kyrgyzstan’s Alatai State Nature Park is a bastion of endemic species, rich flora & fauna. UNDP/GEF are working with the park to conserve its biodiversity, protect against poaching & empower its…  


UNDP Regional Chief pledges support to recovery, reform and growth in Ukraine

Concluding a four-day visit to Ukraine, the Regional Director of UNDP in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Mirjana Spoljaric Egger, today pledged UNDP’s strong support for the Government of Ukraine’s…  


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.  


Video: Uncorking progress in the Georgian mountains

In Racha, a renewed focus on sustainable tourism might mean good news for business - especially for this family's vineyard and guesthouse.  


In Belarus, a synagogue spurs a town's rebirth

In its heyday, Bobruisk had 50,000 Jewish residents & 42 synagogues. Now there's only 1. Enter a rabbi with a mission: to revive its Jewish heritage and bring business back. Can he succeed?  


In Georgia’s mountains, taking a 360 approach to ending poverty

I recently visited the Racha region in northern Georgia to film how one region’s push for sustainable tourism is improving its economic outlook. There, I saw firsthand how tackling poverty from…  


Volunteers are at the heart of Eurasia’s development effort, says UNV

On International Volunteer Day, the world is paying tribute to over one billion people who volunteer and dedicate time and effort to save lives and help others. Volunteers are the fifth largest…  


Women rangers to the rescue

Brave women rangers from Tajikistan aim to save snow leopards from extinction.  


Welcome to paradise

This new national park boasts waterfalls, hiking tracks, and ecological guest-houses.  

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