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

  • Through cultural heritage, EU and UNDP bring Cypriots across borders together
    Sep 2, 2016

    Christina Pavlou Solomi Patsia is a former Greek Cypriot resident of the Komi Kebir/Buyukkonuk village, where UNDP recently finished restoring the Agios Afksentios Church.

  • Young Iraqi painter Rami al-Tamimi: “I draw energy from my disability”
    Sep 1, 2016

    Disabled at birth and born to an art loving family in Basra Southern Iraq, Rami al-Tamimi, now 23, has grown into a fine artist. A spinal birth defect has affected his ability to walk. Yet, to Rami, the ancient city of Basra located on the Shatt al-Arab waterway, being part of the historic location of Sumer and also home to beautiful palm tree farms, has been quite an inspiration.

  • One year on, Albania remembers its deadliest floods
    Mar 14, 2016

    Ali is a shepherd from Suhe Village in Gjirokaster, in southern Albania. Each day he rises at dawn to care for his grass-fed sheep. He makes a living by selling the milk he gets from the sheep to a local processor.

  • Access to justice for 27 million rural Bangladeshis
    Jan 26, 2016

    Pabitra Bala is a 65 year old widow from Magura district in rural Bangladesh. She is extremely poor with very few belongings, earning only a small income of 1000 BDT (USD 13) a month from laboring on her neighbor’s land and begging in the town.

  • Salvadoran youth sow the future on their own land
    Oct 20, 2015

    "I tried to emigrate because I was living in a difficult situation, and the one thing you think about is leaving," recalls Francisco Pérez, a young man in Yoloaiquín, Morazán in El Salvador. After completing his basic studies, he could not find steady employment and considered migration the only option to raise his family.

  • Alejandra: from refugee to entrepreneur
    Sep 7, 2015

    Alejandra is a refugee affected by the conflict that has reached her little hometown Sevilla Valle, in Colombia. Years ago, she discovered that the person she had spent most of her life with, had become a commander in a revolutionary group in her country.

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