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Promoting the human rights of people with disabilities

Like all of us, persons with disabilities enjoy the universal human rights to knowledge, education, employment, political, and social and economic participation in society – with dignity and without…  


Why we're investing in women-owned businesses in the slums of Bangladesh

The litmus test is whether businesses can sustain beyond their seed funding. So far, we’re seeing over 60% of the participants continue their business after the initial six months.  


In Bangladesh, a change-maker in an urban slum

One year after her marriage, Jahanara and her husband shifted to Dhaka's Korail slum in 1998 and started her new family.  


Counting sheep as grasslands shrink in India's Gujarat state

Pastoralists from Kachchh walk great distances in search of grazing lands for their sheep in Gujarat, even as pastures disappear or become inaccessible, and climate patterns get ever more erratic  


The Beauty and the Challenges of Samoa

We want what the people of Samoa want, prosperity, peace and a planet that can sustain present and future generations.  


In Cambodia, a search for new livelihoods in an era of growth

Climate change and over-fishing are depleting habitats and wiping out fish populations, jeopardizing a way of life for this small, naturally flooded fishing community.  


Communities balancing conservation with export opportunities in Papua New Guinea

Communities in Pomio district produce large amounts of cocoa but are isolated lacking access to transport infrastructure. With the support of the UNDP, an exciting opportunity to export quality…  


Modern slavery is on the rise in Asia, but new laws show consumer pressure is working

In 2018, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the Walk Free Foundation estimated that 24.9 million people worldwide were being held captive as forced laborers, half of them in the…  


Energy Access Projects and SDG Benefits

The study reflected in this report aims to give UNDP staff and project managers tools and guidance on how to improve assessments of impacts associated with clean energy projects.  


More needs to be done to reduce disaster risks and increase preparedness

The heart-rending pictures and videos from the earthquake-tsunami disaster in Sulawesi, Indonesia brought back the shock and pain of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami disaster of 2011 and…  

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