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  • UNDP, Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo join forces to support innovative solutions to climate change challenges Apr 25, 2017

    UNDP and ofo, a Beijing-based start-up company that has become the world’s first and largest bike sharing platform, are joining forces to raise public awareness about climate change. The partnership will also provide financial support to innovative projects that address urban environmental challenges with campaign messages about the adverse effects of climate change and ways all of us can reduce CO2 emissions.

  • UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator Apr 19, 2017

    The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.

  • Modeling sustainable farming practices for healthier futures in Strumica River Basin Apr 18, 2017

    Five years ago, when Sofce was just completing her education, she made the decision to continue in her family’s footsteps and build her career in farming. But this decision was not as straightforward as it had been for her parents and grandparents. For one thing, the long-term future of farming in the region was now in question because of changes in the water quality of the river basin.

  • Giving birth is not anymore a cause of fright, in Slobozia, Moldova Apr 14, 2017

    Slobozia hospital was built three decades ago. Since then, its maternity ward had only seen minor facelifts. The need to provide proper conditions for mothers and newborns was growing more and more pressing each day: doors, heating system, plumbing, as well as medical equipment were old and often out of order.

  • Tackling TB in Kyrgyzstan’s prisons Mar 24, 2017

    In 2015, an estimated 10.4 million people fell ill with TB globally. UNDP and Global Fund supported programmes have successfully treated 866,000 TB cases, including 17,700 cases of MDR-TB. Aziz joined one of these programmes and told us his story.

  • Lancement du nouveau Rapport sur le Développement Humain du PNUD Mar 15, 2017

    Intitulé « Le développement humain pour tous », le nouveau Rapport sur le Développement Humain publié par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le Développement (PNUD) cherche à identifier les laissés pour compte du développement humain et les raisons de cette exclusion du développement.

  • Vulnerable to violence: empowering women in South Sudan Mar 8, 2017

    To mark International Women’s Day, meet the woman working to raise awareness and get survivors the support they need in crisis-affected South Sudan.

  • Lake Prespa conservation: Exploring how to restore freshwater ecosystems while strengthening local communities’ livelihoods Feb 23, 2017

    UNDP in partnership with the Geneva Environment Network and the Swiss Development Cooperation organizes on March 22nd 2017, at the occasion of the World Water Day, a screening of the documentary “Lake of Apples”.

  • Fear and cajoling in Kabul: Bringing HIV services to high risk groups Dec 1, 2016

    To try to extend the reach of testing services, particularly among injecting drug users and other high-risk groups, UNDP and the Global Fund support 36 drop-in centres across Afghanistan that provide voluntary HIV counselling and testing.

  • Making the most of migration in Moldova Jun 30, 2016

    The Migration and Local Development Project (MiDL) is part of a multi-year intervention “Moldova – Making the Most of Migration” of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and is implemented in synergy with two other projects carried out by the International Organization for Migration(IOM) in Moldova and by the International Agency for Source Country Information (IASCI).