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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.  


Harnessing sports to raise awareness on HIV & STIs

Sport is increasingly being used as an effective tool to respond to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in Samoa.  


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.  


Afghanistan | Making Municipal Services More Responsive to Citizen Needs

A new Citizen Service Centre (CSC) and Mobile Citizen Service Center, which provide efficient and transparent stationary and mobile services throughout the city, have been built with the support of…  


Miss Galaxy Pageant blazes a trail for acceptance of trans women in Tonga

As a result of widespread social stigma, discrimination, violence and abuse, transgender people are often pushed to the margins of society and are unable to access the social services, including…  


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  


Improving pricing and procurement of health technologies to advance universal health coverage

Well-managed policies and approaches for the pricing and procurement of health technologies are vital for low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) to ensure the availability and affordability of…  


Diversifying the economy and improving service delivery in Timor-Leste

Together with the Government of Timor-Leste, UNDP is helping to establish a special economic zone, foster social businesses and make local governance more effective.  


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…  

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