Cutting the cost of family remittances

Every day, millions of families around the world visit their post offices, banks and money transfer operators to collect money sent to them by their relatives working abroad. 

UNDP provides care services and improves living conditions for elderly Georgians in need.

Violence against elderly has risen during COVID, UN expert warns

With “entrenched ageist attitudes” already undermining the autonomy of elder persons in making their own choices and decisions, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus further violence, abuse and neglect against them...

Equality between women and men: a must to recover better

As much of the world is gearing up for a post-pandemic recovery, some persistent gaps urgently need to be addressed to reduce inequalities and ensure a robust and inclusive recovery. 

5 things you should know about persons with disabilities

Roughly 15% of the world’s population, around 1 billion people, live with a disability. It can be a physical, developmental, emotional or a sensory impairment. 

End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for World Oceans Day

Ending the “war on nature” must be part of global recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic...

Portable solar systems in rural Mongolia

Universal access to sustainable energy will remain elusive without addressing inequalities

During the last decade, a greater share of the global population gained access to electricity than ever before...

‘Simply no scenario’ where humanity can survive on an ocean-free planet

The world must harness “clear, transformative and actionable solutions” to address the ocean crisis...

Recognizing growing urgency, global leaders call for concrete commitments for clean, affordable energy for all

Momentum builds for ambitious Energy Compacts by countries, businesses, cities to advance climate goals... 

New paths to sustainably manage forests and oceans

An estimated 1.6 billion people, or 25 per cent of the global population, rely on forests for their subsistence needs, livelihoods, employment and income.

Blue train to Ella, Nine Arch Bridge, Sri Lanka

Improved connectivity, not urban migration, is the best way to help people in world’s rural areas develop, UN says

New approaches made possible through improved access and Internet ...

UN development system responds with ‘solid score’ in face of COVID-19 test

As the world continues to tackle the multiple impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, from pushing some 131 million people...

Leaving no village behind

Around the world, four out of every five people facing extreme poverty live in rural areas. 

A woman is looking at her smiling child.

Digital tools for better parenting

During the COVID-19 crisis, our need and dependence on digital technologies to be able to perform remote work, participate in online schooling and stay connected with family and friends, have become evident.

Sandia staff member works in an area of the laboratory that provides technical capabilities to detect, monitor and assess targets relevant to nuclear nonproliferation, treaty verification and other national and global security missions.

Ten eminent scientists and researchers to advise the UN on unleashing the power of technology for development

The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed a new group of ten renowned experts to support the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism.

Economic recovery under threat amid surging COVID cases and lagging vaccination in poorer countries

While the global growth outlook has improved, led by robust rebound in China and the United States, surging COVID-19 infections...