Stories


Wetlands give life

Uganda's wetlands are the jewels in the country's ecosystem. Preserving them is critically important.  


Peace of mind in the path of storms

Viet Nam is one of the top ten countries most affected by climate change. It has had more frequent and unpredictable extreme weather in recent years, with disastrous and often deadly consequences.  


People-powered climate adaptation

In Nepal warmer temperatures are filling lakes with glacial water, which is endangering thousands of people.  


"The marrow of Nature"

World Wetlands Day celebrates the often-unheralded role that wetlands play in protecting the earth.  


10 things to know about indigenous peoples

This year we celebrate the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and the contributions of indigenous people to global culture.  


Jamaica's 'Jurassic Park' moment

In 1990, Edwin Duffus, a pig hunter, walked into the Hope Zoo in Kingston, Jamaica and handed over a large lizard his dog had retrieved while hunting in Hellshire Hills.  


A fair deal for Ecuadorian cacao farmers

Farmers will benefit from an innovative programme to develop the world’s first blockchain shared-value chocolate.  


Providing work and saving money

A UNDP programme ensures no wastage as Indonesian families rebuild after a severe earthquake.  


Prosper under the sun

Faced with the ever-increasing global demand for renewable energy, two Andean communities in Peru use solar energy to develop sustainable businesses  


Reclaiming the sands of a dead sea

Cleaning up an environmental catastrophe after decades of misuse.  


Small grants, big results

Celebrating 25 years of partnerships that foster biodiversity in Belize.  


"We are now part of the global village."

Cutting edge technology enables a solar-powered police training facility to serve the community.  


Our top stories from 2018

From innovation, to AI, to plain old repurposing, UNDP in 2018 showcased the many ways in which we're leading the charge towards a sustainable future.  


Clearing the rubble and finding purpose

UNDP's Cash for Work programme provides income and support to an Indonesian village ravaged by disaster.  


Solar for Health

Five ways solar power can make universal healthcare a reality.  

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