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Having water on your side

Great powers, like water, turned out to be fragile eco-systems easy to damage and hard to restore. What happens when the water disappears?  

Colour creeps back as Aral Sea emerges from the dust

Once the world's fourth biggest lake, the Aral almost disappeared - and holds a lesson for all  

Can the Aral Sea make a comeback?

Formerly one of the four largest lakes in the world, the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s. And now 20 years after UNDP's first intervention in the region, hope begins to blossom…  

Kyrgyzstan: water's hidden cost

Across Kyrgyzstan, lack of access to clean drinking water presents a serious health problem in hundreds of villages.  

No one carries water in this Uzbek village...anymore

Suffering from an outdated water system in disrepair, a village in Uzbekistan found a sustainable solution to accessing safe drinking water.  

When opening the tap is a first-time experience

A long-term project in Bosnia and Herzegovina is working towards reforming and improving a problematic water supply system throughout the country.  

The New World Project in Action

This summary report examines ten case studies from different regions of the world to see how New World-funded initiatives can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals related to water, gender…  

New World: Inclusive sustainable development initiatives

The “New World: Inclusive Sustainable Human Development Initiatives” Project develops an inclusive partnership mechanism with the Coca-Cola Foundation to encourage participation of civil society…  

What does inequality look like?

Photographer Jodi Hilton traveled to 5 countries in Europe & Central Asia to document inequalities for UNDP’s Regional Human Development Report. Here is what she saw through her lens.  

UN Report: South-South Cooperation presents a low-cost approach to achieving development goals

A new study by the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and UNDP explores how countries can benefit from each other by sharing practical knowledge generated at various levels of government,…  

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