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  • 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).

  • Finding displacement solutions with the private sector Jun 29, 2016

    On June 13th 2016, UNDP and SPARK hosted the Solutions Alliance Business Consultation which brought together some 50 participants representing over 20 companies and many humanitarian and development actors.

  • Going the distance for Climate Change action Jun 20, 2016

    “There is no reason why every car cannot already be electric, zero emissions and renewably powered,” says Louis Palmer, founder of the World Advanced Vehicle Expedition (WAVE). “Electric vehicles are here, they are here to stay, they’re fun, attractive and the obvious choice. They are the future.”

  • Tuberculosis control during crisis in Irak May 24, 2016

    The combination of sectarian violence, internal displacement and the influx of refugees from Syria poses a severe threat to tuberculosis control efforts in Iraq. Despite the dangers, UNDP has been reaching these people in war-torn areas with much needed treatment.

  • UNDP UN-REDD Colleague Berta Pesti awarded Inspirational Women in Geneva Working for the Environment Mar 8, 2016

    A call for nominations for Geneva-based inspirational women working to protect the environment was launched in February 2016. A committee selected 20 of these inspirational women to be part of an exhibition celebrating their achievements, launched on 8 March 2016, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.