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COVID-19 is testing our resilience across all sectors of the economy and areas of development

The COVID-19 pandemic is a new challenge we are facing, and we are facing it as a global society. Like climate change, it is testing our resilience…

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The largest and fastest learning network on sustainable development is expanding

Humanity’s accelerating progress over the past two decades has brough with it an increase in the speed, dynamics, and complexity of today’s development challenges, resulting in a gap between existing…  


Istanbul Innovation Days 2021: First regional dialogue looks at Urban Shifts in Europe and Central Asia

The first of five Regional Dialogues in a series of 30 online conversations over 8 weeks, the event aims to build on the emergent practice and body of knowledge around new ways of addressing urban…  


UNDP and International Trade Centre launch the first Central Asia Trade Intelligence portal

The portal is an online intelligence tool aiming to enhance export potential and regional integration of Central Asian countries by providing users with essential trade related information.  


Satellite data monitors air pollution from space during COVID-19, helps inform policymakers

As evidence mounts of the association between air pollution levels and higher COVID-19 death tolls, a joint study by UNDP and the European Space Agency (ESA) provides insight on the impact of the…  


Launch of the first Women Leader’s Dialogue in Central Asia

A prominent group of women leaders representing the Central Asian states and the United Nations launch a new platform, the Central Asian Women Leaders’ Caucus.  


Russia to expand its support to UNDP youth programming

US$10 million will go towards projects focusing on employment opportunities for youth, digital skills, professional education, entrepreneurship and innovation.  


RBEC Launch of the 2020 Human Development Report

2020 has defied all expectations. A tiny virus has humbled the human race, threatening to reverse decades of development.  


Broken societies put people and planet on collision course, says UNDP

An experimental global index offers a new measurement of human progress that illustrates the challenge of tackling poverty and inequality while easing planetary pressure.  


UNDP and Eurasian Development Bank strengthen partnership with new relationship agreement

The Eurasian Development Bank (EDB), the Bank and UNDP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, laying ground for increased cooperation in five shared countries of operation.  


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…  

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