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The winners of 2018 N-Peace Awards are…

A doctor providing maternal healthcare in conflict areas in Myanmar, a man working to end child marriage and menstruation taboos in Nepal, and a young activist campaigning for peace in Afghanistan are…  


Tencent-UNDP partner to launch Connecting Cities to Solutions

The United Nations Development Programme will partner with Chinese tech-giant Tencent in a new initiative, Connecting Cities to Solutions that fosters innovation and entrepreneurship to address…  


Joint UNDP-ILO report compares work and life conditions of regular and irregular migrant workers

Regular labour migration links to more benefits for migrant workers and their families than irregular migration according to a new UNDP/ILO report on migrant work experiences from Lao People’s…  


Green Climate Fund approves US$43 million for UNDP-supported project to boost climate resilience for millions living in India’s coastal communities

India takes bold steps to achieve Paris Goals with new project that will build climate-resilient livelihoods for 1.7 million people, offset 3.5 million tons of carbon, protect vulnerable ecosystems,…  


South-South collaboration to advance legal gender recognition and inclusion of transgender people in South Asia

Far too often transgender people are being excluded from society and facing stigma, discrimination and violence. A key step towards addressing this marginalization is for countries to enact strong…  


European Union and UNDP team up to address violent extremism in Southeast Asia

UNDP and the EU are to begin work on a new project that aims to address the root causes of violent extremism, and promote tolerance and respect for diversity in Southeast Asia.  


Blockchain Charity Foundation and UNDP announce partnership to explore blockchain for social good

Blockchain Charity Foundation (BCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced a partnership to support the application of blockchain technology for social good. BCF will…  


Malta and UNDP join hands to advance equality of LGBTI people in Asia and the Pacific

The Ministry for European Affairs and Equality (Malta) and UNDP have signed a memorandum of understanding, formalizing their collaboration in advancing equality, human rights and social inclusion of…  


Stopping violence to reduce HIV risk and mental health issues among sexual and gender minorities in South Asia

Men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen face higher HIV and health risks as well as negative impacts on their mental health due to violence based on sexual orientation, gender identity and…  


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