Boosting entrepreneurial morale in Macedonia breeds initiative
May 2, 2017
In the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, social exclusion has been identified as a leading cause for unemployment and financial insecurity amongst the Roma community. With Roma unemployment and joblessness rates at least twice as high compared with non-Roma populations, the obstacles can seem daunting.
Social Inclusion through education: meet a physicist to be
May 2, 2017
Five months ago, UNDP with funds from the Government of Switzerland, made a thorough renovation of the resource center at the Institute. This included a modern laboratory to produce Braille books equipped with tools to emboss and print literature and the renovation of the audio-recording studio.
Empowering women Police Officers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
May 1, 2017
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) commenced the Strengthening Rule of Law project (SRLP) in 2012 in post-crisis Malakand Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). The project supports institutions tasked with ensuring the rule of law to help them provide quality justice that is accessible, affordable and fair, and by extension, to foster trust between communities and justice providers.
Women lawyers take the lead in Swat
May 1, 2017
Funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Rule Of Law project aimed to built trust in legal institutions in areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa that had been affected by insecurity and fighting between militants and the government. In an area where women had been denied their rights, establishing a cohort of female lawyers who could provide legal assistance to their sisters was a priority.
Turkish football legends to play international stars in fundraiser for Syrian refugees
Apr 28, 2017
Galatasaray, Turkish Airlines and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) team up to leave no-one behind in Turkey’s South-East.
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.