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UNDP partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

Most Recent Stories
  1. Article: UNDP graphic novel sheds light on how child marriage affects Roma women
    Girls & Women

    UNDP graphic novel sheds light on how child marriage affects Roma women

    April 29, 2016 |United Nations Development Programme

    The story depicts the profound impact of early marriage on the lives of Roma girls and women. Read more

  2. Article: Building bridges in Afghanistan: Regional cooperation and border management for peace and development
    Citizenship

    Building bridges in Afghanistan: Regional cooperation and border management for peace and development

    April 22, 2016 |United Nations Development Programme

    These efforts will contribute to mutual trust, regional development, and conflict prevention. Read more

  3. Article: An historic milestone against sexual slavery as an act of war
    Girls & Women

    An historic milestone against sexual slavery as an act of war

    April 20, 2016 |United Nations Development Programme

    For the first time, a national court has tried and convicted sexual slavery as a war crime. Read more

  4. Article: The water gods of Canchayllo
    Water & Sanitation

    The water gods of Canchayllo

    Aug. 14, 2015 |United Nations Development Programme

    This rural community in Peru has successfully rehabilitated a local canal and dam. Read more

  5. Article: Clearing the way for development in Lao PDR
    Citizenship

    Clearing the way for development in Lao PDR

    Aug. 8, 2015 |United Nations Development Programme

    Lao PDR is moving toward a future without remnants of war. Read more

  6. Article: Pictures of what just one organization can do in a year
    Citizenship

    Pictures of what just one organization can do in a year

    Aug. 3, 2015 |United Nations Development Programme

    Check out where and what UNDP has been up to for the past year! Read more

  7. Article: Powerful images from the response to the Ebola outbreak
    Health

    Powerful images from the response to the Ebola outbreak

    July 30, 2015 |United Nations Development Programme

    UNDP visited over 173 communities in West Africa during the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Read more

  8. Article: Water: A dream becomes reality for Colombia’s indigenous communities
    Water & Sanitation

    Water: A dream becomes reality for Colombia’s indigenous communities

    July 30, 2015 |United Nations Development Programme

    "We do not want more bowls of food. What we do want is for people to help us to grow our own food." Read more

  9. Article: In Mauritania, women take charge of their own lives
    Girls & Women

    In Mauritania, women take charge of their own lives

    July 28, 2015 |United Nations Development Programme

    How are vulnerable communities combatting poverty and food insecurity? Read more

  10. Article: Years of effort are paying off in the fight against FGM
    Girls & Women

    Years of effort are paying off in the fight against FGM

    July 28, 2015 |United Nations Development Programme

    In Egypt community members are openly discussing the negative impact FGM had on their lives. Read more

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