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Why forests should take centre stage during the water decade

International Day of Forests celebrates the many ways in which forests sustain and protect us. The following day is World Water Day, where we explore global water challenges and solutions.  

Transformative technology to leave no one behind

Among the most important changes facing large organizations like UNDP is the need to manage ever-increasing amounts of data to run operations, improve efficiency and decision-making.  

Tracking SDG progress is a team effort

For the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to become reality, countries must be able to measure their progress and report back to their citizens and to the wider world. The 2030 Agenda provides…  

Youth are the future of climate resilience

When the vulnerability of small island countries to climate change is reported in international media, it is often accompanied by images of houses and roads inundated with seawater, families standing…  

Let’s talk about artificial intelligence

Unless you have been living under a rock, you are bound to have heard either how AI will be the end of all humanity or the solution to its biggest challenges. After decades of hype, artificial…  

UNDP Transformation Series

To deliver on the 2030 Agenda, UNDP has laid out a new Strategic Plan that provides the blueprint for a bold and steady transformation of the organization’s work. In this series, our staff and…  

Back to school

They were separated by violent conflict in their country three years ago. But today, hundreds of students are happy to be back at their school in southern Libya and to reconnect with their former…  

Not a pipe dream: Gender equality and the end of AIDS

Agnes Lungu, 56, and her husband married off their 15-year old daughter. Up until this day she regrets this decision.  

In eastern Ukraine, a platform for recovery

The violence in eastern Ukraine has caused total disruption, killing 10,000 people and displacing a further 1.6 million. It has also struck the heart of the economy.  

The world is better off with more women business leaders

Equal representation generates increased benefits for both men and women, socially and economically.  

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