Today we are taking you on a journey to Armenia to meet Sipan, an ordinary person living a less than ordinary life. Visually impaired since the age of 4, Sipan is now a disability rights activist, fighting for his community’s rights.
In Montenegro, where existing social services are still lacking, the vulnerable ones continue to face numerous barriers to social inclusion. UNDP is making social services tailored to the needs of the most vulnerable, more accessible, and available in all municipalities.
Albania's National Centre for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Victims of Domestic Abuse, has been operational since 2011, and offers services to around 100 victims of domestic violence per year.
Through a participatory approach, UNDP helped developed and secure the Karaburun-Sazan Marine Protected Area, the first of its kind in Albania. What once was an isolated, unreached spot, has now turned into an attractive place, especially for foreign and local tourists.
In rural areas of the country, many women are still deprived of the opportunity to actively participate in social and economic life, especially because of early marriage. But through Women Resource Centers, they are learning new skills and opening businesses.
The ENPARD programme is designed to support the agricultural institutions, encourage the development of farmers’ associations, and improve access to more affordable food in the European Neighborhood countries.
Access to justice in Tajikistan is difficult, especially for poor people and people in rural areas. Tajikistan has few lawyers, and the court system is overburdened and slow. Legal Aid Centers bring access to citizens.
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 despite impacts from climate change.
In rural Ajara region, farmers are struggling to survive the sharp economic contrast between the urban and rural. The Beridze family runs a successful trout farm - read and see how they are making it work.
Meet a new generation of talent, shaping the future one idea at a time. A Self-Employment Programme supports job seekers with skills to launch their own enterprises with a start-up grant and mentoring services.