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COVID-19, Coup d'Etat and Poverty: Compounding Negative Shocks and Their Impact on Human Development in Myanmar

This report presents UNDP research findings and analysis of data collected prior and during the COVID-19 pandemic in Myanmar on the socio-economic impacts of the compounded negative shocks of COVID-19…  


Fighting one of the world's biggest killers during a pandemic

World Malaria Day is an occasion to take stock of our progress and the remaining challenges in the fight against one of the world’s biggest killers.  




Barriers and challenges can be your best friends – the story of Tawhida Shiropa

When Tawhida Shiropa came to Dhaka from a small town in Northern Bangladesh, she had nothing with her but her ambition to do something big, something great. It was not an easy journey. But with the…  


Reforming harmful laws and policies is essential to end AIDS by 2030 in Asia and the Pacific

Reforming laws and policies to ensure they are grounded in evidence and human rights is essential for an effective HIV response in Asia and the Pacific, says a new joint report by UNAIDS and UNDP.  


COVID-19: Nobody is safe until everyone is safe

Almost a year ago, we witnessed the first recorded cases of COVID-19. Since then the virus has devastated communities, systems and economies.  


All eyes on COVID-19 recovery, but conflict and extremism won't just go away

Dealing with COVID-19 is a priority, but let's not forget the world that will meet us on the other side of this crisis.  


Coinciding crises: how COVID-19 and climate change are putting pressure on health systems worldwide – and how we can prepare for the future

It is hard to believe that in a few short months, it will be a year since we were first introduced to COVID-19.  


United Nations Comprehensive Response to COVID-19

This report provides an overview of how the United Nations system is supporting its Member States in coping with health, socioeconomic, humanitarian and human rights consequences of COVID-19.  

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