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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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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…  


Biogas takes off in Serbia with UNDP, GEF support to accelerate private sector investment

Biogas is making inroads into Serbia’s energy market as UNDP and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) concluded a five-year US $3 million project resulting in major investments into biogas projects.  


Agi Veres begins as UNDP Deputy Regional Director for Europe and Central Asia

Agi Veres officially began her role last week as the Deputy Regional Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, based in Istanbul.  


European Union and UNDP to help Afghan women attend university in neighbouring states

A new EU €2 million grant supports a UNDP programme enabling Afghan women to graduate from universities in neighbouring Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.  


UN Development Chief calls for deeper Turkey partnership

UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner met with leaders of government and business, investors, the heads of UNDP partner agencies in Turkey, and members of the diplomatic community.  


Head of UNDP Eurasia reaffirms commitment to help Kazakhstan achieve Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP Eurasia head Mirjana Spoljaric Egger paid a three-day visit to Kazakhstan taking part in the country’s first Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and discussing UNDP’s partnership…  

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