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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.

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Stories

  1. Article: UNDP graphic novel sheds light on how child marriage affects Roma women

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

    From United Nations Development Programme|April 29, 2016

    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

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

    From United Nations Development Programme|April 22, 2016

    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

    An historic milestone against sexual slavery as an act of war

    From United Nations Development Programme|April 20, 2016

    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

    The water gods of Canchayllo

    From United Nations Development Programme|Aug. 14, 2015

    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

    Clearing the way for development in Lao PDR

    From United Nations Development Programme|Aug. 8, 2015

    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

    Pictures of what just one organization can do in a year

    From United Nations Development Programme|Aug. 3, 2015

    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

    Powerful images from the response to the Ebola outbreak

    From United Nations Development Programme|July 30, 2015

    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: A dream becomes reality for Colombia’s indigenous communities

    From United Nations Development Programme|July 30, 2015

    "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

    In Mauritania, women take charge of their own lives

    From United Nations Development Programme|July 28, 2015

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

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

    Years of effort are paying off in the fight against FGM

    From United Nations Development Programme|July 28, 2015

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