Stories


Bridging the HIV divide in Angola

In Angola, a new generation of activists is mobilizing local communities and raising women and girls' awareness to HIV.  


Hydro power boosts development in the DR Congo

Rural electrification helps tackle instability and provides livelihoods  


"Now that we own our land we can protect it."

Working on climate change with the Hadzabe people of northern Tanzania, one of the world's oldest communities.  


Mapping the essentials for a dignified life

Looking at poverty from every angle.  


Inspiring the "thermometer of society"

Young entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso get expert advice.  


"Land as mother, forest as father, water as blood."

Winners of the 2019 Equator Prize honoured in New York.  


The true cost of discrimination

Punitive laws, policies and practices threaten the response to HIV and TB in Africa  


A new era for clean energy in Tanzania

Solar panels replace diesel generators at United Nations House in Dar es Salaam.  


Photographing inequality and climate change

At Photoville in New York, UNDP highlights the work of leading journalists looking at the two most pressing issues we face.  


Ending the dry season with sustainable water management

Communities in northern Ghana thrive with reliable irrigation and new income opportunities.  

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