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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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“Don’t Choose Extinction”: New campaign raises awareness of the detrimental effects of fossil fuel subsidies

In the lead up to the COP 26 global climate conference, UNDP is releasing new research revealing that fossil fuels’ subsidies, paid for by taxpayers, end up deepening inequality and impeding action on…  


Cross-sector cooperation for transformative change in gender equality in STEM in Europe and Central Asia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the regional conference STEM4ALL: Accelerating gender equality, which gathered 196 participants, including gender champions, policy makers, and…  


New UNDP, European Investment Bank accord signed to boost cooperation to reach Global Goals

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and European Investment Bank (EIB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at boosting collaboration toward achieving the new Sustainable…  


Chernobyl: 35 years after, partnership and investment in Belarus

On 26 April 1986, an accident at the Chernobyl power plant near the Ukrainian town of Pripyat fountained clouds of nuclear material across Europe with 70% of the radioactive fallout raining down on…  


Embracing equality in a digital era in Central Asia

On the International day of Girls in Information and Communications Technology (ICT), prominent women from five Central Asian countries gather to discuss the link between disparities and gender…  


Web Summit to license its conference software

Today, Web Summit announced it will license its proprietary conference software, and revealed its first ever customer: the United Nations Development Programme.  


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…  

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