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Planting for the future: These seeds are the oxygen you will breathe

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COVID-19 presents a development and a health crisis. UNDP’s network of Accelerator Labs works with its partners to prepare, respond and recover, to the new world we live in.

community replants hill with seedlings

Nature is our best defence: Taking climate action and fighting fires in the Seychelles

aerial view of mangroves in Cambodia

On Earth Day, harnessing the power of nature to heal herself

Indigenous people walking in a group in an open field.

Peru embarks on a comprehensive approach to COVID-19

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The WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub offers tips and resources for users around the world to reduce the spread of rumours and to obtain accurate health information.

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The WhatsApp Coronavirus Information Hub provides simple, actionable guidance for health workers, educators, and other users that rely on WhatsApp to communicate. 

Unemployed taxi drivers during the Ebola crisis, Liberia 2014.

UNDP makes a call to action to the international community to think beyond the immediate impact of COVID-19. Income losses are expected to exceed $220 billion in developing countries. With an estimated 55 per cent of the global population having no access to social protection, these losses will reverberate across societies, impacting education, human rights and basic food security and nutrition. Working in close coordination with the WHO, UNDP is helping countries to prepare for, respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing particularly on the most vulnerable.

Turtle crawls on sandy beaches

Outer Islands; Inner Sanctum

Butterflies cover a tree

In the path of the monarch butterfly

Woman with fishing net

The Fisherwomen of Turkey

Indigenous man stands in a small boat with his child sitting next to him. The man hunts for fish with a spear.

Forests Matter

Secretary-General António Guterres chairs a meeting on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Epidemics can be reversed, but only with the highest level of political commitment. WHO has asked the international community for US$675 million to fight the virus. The United Nations has dedicated US$15 million to fund essential activities such as monitoring the spread of the virus, investigating cases and supporting national laboratories. A United Nations Crisis Management Team has been established with WHO in the lead. UNDP is playing a key role in the wider UN response.

A beautiful panoramic view of mountains and trees shrowded in early morning dew.

Protecting Humanity’s Safety Net

Men dressed in traditional attire gather in a circle in an open space in the midst of traditional homes. They dance whilst the sun is setting, casting a golden glow on the scene.

The Pequi Trees of Redemption