Our stories

  • Opening the tap

    Binisera Lamichhane Mangar cradles her 2-year-old granddaughter and, with her free hand, turns on a gleaming faucet as the entire village of Gadhi looks on. The pipe gurgles as the crowd hold their breath.

  • New Year, new approach, new UNDP

    UNDP is starting 2018 with a fresh focus and vision. This approach is laid out in the new Strategic Plan, which takes effect on January 1st and is the blueprint for the evolution of its work over the next four years.

  • Little heart, standing tall

    In partnership with WHO and UNICEF, UNDP is supporting Mexico's efforts to ensure full inclusion of children with disabilities.

  • Medical milestone

    With 1 million people now in treatment, Zimbabwe is turning the tide against HIV-AIDS.

  • Orange the World

    UNDP joins with other UN agencies in the #OrangeTheWorld campaign to end violence against women and girls. Together with activists around the world, we’re using the colour orange to call attention to the various forms of violence that prevent women and girls from reaching their full potential.

  • The reality of climate change

    Eight hurricanes in five months: In the Caribbean and around the world, climate change means extreme weather events could become the new normal. It's just one reason we need bold climate action.

  • Acrobats of the ocean

    Synchronizing tourism and wildlife protection in Panama

  • Poverty isn’t permanent.

    For International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UNDP challenges you to rethink what you think you know about poverty.

  • Connecting islands, weathering storms

    Climate change adaptation specialist Yusuke Taishi helps communities in Tuvalu reduce the risk from disaster.

  • Breaking the silence

    UNDP supports and empowers victims of sexual violence in the context of the armed conflict in Colombia.

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