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97 percent of Afghans could plunge into poverty by mid 2022, says UNDP

Afghanistan teeters on the brink of universal poverty. As much as 97 percent of the population is at risk of sinking below the poverty line unless a response to the country’s political and economic…  


From little thing, big things grow – the story of ClearPlate

ClearPlate, a youth-led social enterprise from China, is proving that small actions can make a big impact in their campaign against the global problem of food waste.  


Healthcare at your fingertips – the story of Linecare

In a world accelerating toward more and more connectivity, a team of youth from Asia-Pacific is harnessing that connection through digital technology to provide healthcare for everyone - healthcare at…  


A water refill app to engage people for systemic climate action – the story of Robin Lewis

Long before Robin Lewis started mymizu, he was on a path of making a difference through working on humanitarian relief and climate policy issues. But there was always something brewing. A desire to do…  


UNDP Statement on Afghanistan

UNDP joins the call of millions of Afghans and others around the world for peace, respect for human rights, and access to development assistance for all in Afghanistan -- irrespective of their gender,…  


A New Digital System Drives Bhutan's COVID-19 Vaccination Success

In just one week, Bhutan successfully rolled out the second dose of its national COVID-19 vaccine campaign to more than 60 percent of its population, making this remote country the second most…  


Youth Social Entrepreneurship - Some learnings for success

Social entrepreneurship and social enterprise are terms that have been evolving in meaning for the last few decades. Although business and enterprise are as old as commerce, bringing a social mission…  


Cambodia COVID-19 and Social Protection – Responses and Lessons Learned

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted a virtual high-level, regional discussion on key lessons learned from Cambodia’s COVID-19 social protection measures to support the poor and…  


Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing

On the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), UNDP stands with LGBTIQ+ people and partners to resist injustice, support community engagement, and help transform…  


A Bounty Grows from the Idea of a Basket

A casual conversation with three elderly women would leave Thinles Norboo sleepless that night and set him on a mission to change the lives of people in rural Ladakh, in India. As he and his…  

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