UNDP-EU partnership: stories from the field

Here you will find stories that illustrate the partnership between UNDP and the Europan Union in the field. Given that our partnership covers 140 countries and spans over a decade, these stories represent just a fraction of what we do together. They are however important as they show what difference our partnership makes in the lives of people. They show how we help empower people and support the building of resilient nations.

Our Stories

  • Managing the Black Sea and the Danube River Basin
    Jul 24, 2015

    The Danube River flows through many Eastern European countries before reaching the Black Sea. For decades, the discharge of polluted water into the Danube resulted in nutrient over-enrichment in the Black Sea, affecting fish stocks, beaches and the incidence of waterborne disease. UNDP worked closely with the GEF in its Danube and Black Sea programmes. Along with the GEF, the European Union, the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development funded the programmes.

  • Biodiversity projects improve lives in China
    Jul 24, 2015

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with the World Wildlife Federation (WWF), identified 18 villages in the area to carry out community-based projects aimed at conserving biodiversity and improving local people’s livelihoods.

  • Drawing an FGM-free future in Egypt
    Jul 24, 2015

    The village of Baroud in Qena governorate, Egypt, was preparing for a special Sunday: people came from the neighboring villages, boys wore their traditional “galabya” and rehearsed a folkloric dance, while girls displayed drawings telling their personal stories of genital mutilation. Boys, parents, teachers and local authorities came together to support and denounce Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

  • Armenia: What it takes to be a woman in local governance
    Jul 24, 2015

    A joint EU-UNDP Women in Local Democracy project, which commenced in April 2012, works to help women in all ten regions of Armenia to better participate in the governance processes of their communities.

  • Old Age is a Golden Age
    Jul 24, 2015

    85-year-old Perka Zorić lives in the village of Verići, in the area of the City of Banja Luka, sustaining herself in a shabby home by a small pension and no assistance.

  • Seamstress stitches together a secure future
    Jul 24, 2015

    Rukhsana, 40, lives in the Malikyar village in District Haripur with her husband and four children. When her husband was laid off from a local factory, they relied on the support of their extended family. As a result, Rukhsana decided to become financially independent and started sewing clothes for her neighbours.

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