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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.  


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…  


Temporary Basic Income to protect the world's poorest people could slow the surge in COVID-19 cases, says UNDP

A report released by UNDP suggests that the introduction of a Temporary Basic Income for the world’s poorest people could slow the current surge in COVID-19 cases by enabling nearly three billion…  


UNDP: Governments must lead fight against coronavirus misinformation and disinformation

Governments must step up to lead the fight against a growing tide of false, inflammatory and misleading information that threatens to worsen the already severe impacts of the virus.  


Russia and UNDP announce US$30 million top-up in joint Fund

A top-up to the Russia-UNDP trust fund will allocate money towards specific targets of socio-economic support, climate change adaptation, gender and youth empowerment.  


COVID-19: Human development on course to decline this year for the first time since 1990

Because of Coronavirus, global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the…  


COVID-19: Looming crisis threatens to devastate economies and ramp up inequality

In response to COVID-19, UNDP emphasizes need for resources to help stop the spread of the virus, support to respond during the outbreak itself, and resources to prevent the economic collapse of…  

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