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Eurasia's off-the-radar communities find a spotlight in new online magazine

UNDP Eurasia launches a new online journal to share underreported stories from across the region.

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In Brussels, international community pledges €1.15 billion to support Albania’s post-earthquake

International aid will Albania's recovery needs after the strongest earthquake to hit the country in more than 30 years  


EIB, UNDP to increase their collaboration with 2020 Action Plan

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and UNDP are strengthening their cooperation in 2020 to support sustainable development in the EU neighborhood, Central Asia and the African continent.  


Eurasia region joins world’s biggest public opinion poll on climate change

As climate crisis heats up, UNDP launches “Mission 1.5” campaign to engage citizens globally in decision-making  


First ever local auction to boost Kazakhstan’s renewable energy market

Kazakhstan for the first time conducted a solar auction that will lease out 100 hectares of public land to develop solar energy, connecting 40 000 householders to the grid.  


Berlin conference to review Western Balkans’ effort to eliminate illegal firearms

High-level representatives reviewed the Western Balkans’ efforts to address the misuse, possession and trafficking of small arms and light weapons.  


UNDP report: Middle class increasingly at risk in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

While the middle-income countries of Europe and Central Asia have achieved higher living standards than ever before, climate change and technological disruption could severely slow down their efforts…  


Mayors from across the world sign declaration advocating for resilience approach to migration and displacement

Mayors from thirteen countries over four continents adopted the Gaziantep Declaration at the International Forum on Local Solutions to Migration and Displacement this week.  


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…  


Afghan women to enrol in Central Asia universities, thanks to a new cross-border initiative

A new cross-border initiative will allow Afghan women to study and graduate from universities in the neighbouring Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.  


Judges, national human rights institutions and communities meet to ensure human rights protection of those with HIV and TB

The first Regional Judges’ Forum on HIV, Human Rights and the Law in Eurasia will explore how the law can better protect the rights of people living with HIV, key populations of HIV and those living…  

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