Our stories

  • One ocean

    Three individual stories and a global effort to save our oceans.

  • Waves of action

    Over-fishing, pollution, the loss of habitat, the invasion of exotic species, and ocean acidification are endangering our oceans' health. The cost is at once economic, social and environmental.

  • Innovation for development in Uganda

    Refugees from South Sudan and host communities in Uganda team up to propose solutions for shared challenges.

  • Innovation for development in Uganda

    Uganda is known for its progressive policy where refugees are provided land, freedom of movement, and access to employment and social services. This hospitality has been extended to over 200,000 South Sudanese refugees currently settled in the Adjumani district of Northern Uganda.

  • How to save Mozambique from disasters

    Titus Kuuyuor advises the government of Mozambique on how to manage the risks of disasters, and how to adapt to the effects of climate change.

  • Healing the physical and emotional wounds of sexual violence

    After more than a decade of conflict in which rape has been used as a weapon, sexual violence is sadly a fact of life for both women and men in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Congolese men and women are working courageously to eradicate this scourge. Here are some of their stories.

  • Averting famine

    Northeast Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing conflict and drought and are now approaching famine, with 20 million people near starvation in the worst preventable humanitarian crisis since World War II. Swift delivery of aid, combined with early recovery and emergency development work, can address and prevent famine and ensure durable peace.

  • Fighting malaria

    13 million vulnerable people in some of the hardest to reach regions of Chad will soon be reached with insecticide treated bednets. As World Malaria Day 2017 approaches, UNDP and the Global Fund are stepping up the fight ahead of the rainy season.

  • Lake Tanganyika, what the future holds

    Africa's oldest and deepest lake is in danger. Lake Tanganyika is one of the world’s natural wonders. Holding about 17 percent of the globe’s surface freshwater, it is also the oldest and the deepest lake in Africa. Bordering four countries (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania and Zambia), it offers a source of livelihood for over 10 million people.

  • 3 continents, 3 lakes in danger

    There is no shortage of water on the planet. More than two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered in the stuff. But 97 percent of this is salty ocean water. The remaining freshwater is mostly found in the form of ice, leaving precious little available for human use.