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Treating the forest like family

Armenia currently has a deficit in forestland - it covers barely 11% of its territory. But it is stepping up measures to protect and expand its forest eco-system.  


In the heart of Kyrgyzstan, a sanctuary for animals

Kyrgyzstan’s Alatai State Nature Park is a bastion of endemic species, rich flora & fauna. UNDP/GEF are working with the park to conserve its biodiversity, protect against poaching & empower its…  


In the middle of COVID pandemic, a class act from Moldova

More challenges are ahead for the educational environment in Moldova, but regardless of the outcomes of the COVID crisis, this is an important advancement towards the implementation of digital…  


Young people speak up about what cultural heritage means to them

Cultural heritage and monuments are reminders of the diversity of our communities that we live in, as well as of co-existence and mutual respect.  


How we’re adapting UNDP’s existing programmes to fight Coronavirus

Around the region, the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed our country offices to take their “usual business” and quickly adapt it to address the current context.  


Amidst Coronavirus pandemic, UNDP rings the alarm on domestic violence

Coronavirus pandemic is having a heavy toll on the safety and security of many women. UNDP Albania is working to improve support to survivors of domestic violence.  


Toymaker shifts production to visors to help frontline workers fight COVID-19 in Moldova

UNDP helped this toymaker expand his business 4 years ago. Now he's using that equipment in the fight against COVID-19.  


As Coronavirus forces online learning, a project with Syrian refugees in Turkey might already set an example

A Turkish project on refugee education could set an example for the nearly 1.5 billion children out of traditional school and pave the way for more inclusive and accessible opportunities for all.  


How to save a forest: A Turkish lesson

From fires to biodiversity, our management of forests is critical to the future of people and planet. A seven year, five region project introduced a new integrated way of planning Turkey's forests.  


Solar-powered water breeds life in the Turkmenistan desert

In a Turkmenistan desert, renovating a water system and bringing in solar energy aims to bring the livestock back to a new landscape.  

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