Story Telling

Building submerged by flood
When floods ravaged Lao PDR last year, a lack of adequate warning significantly contributed to the damage and loss. UNDP is partnering with the government and private sector to solve this problem and… Read more
People standing on the shore of a tropical island
In an era of smartphones and social networks, connecting with family and friends has become an integral part of everyday life for many people. Here in Bangkok, I know when my old classmates have had… Read more
Birds
The National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan in Iraq (2015-2020) presents 23 strategic National Biodiversity Targets and 34 actions for the 5 year period. Actions are categorised into five… Read more
DRC
The DRC is the only African country among the world's mega-biodiversity countries. It is home to endemic species such as okapi, Grauer's gorilla, bonobo and Congolese peacock. The DRC has close to… Read more
Frog
How to Use Spatial Data to inform Actionable National Policies? Process: Firstly, it is necessary to identify the spatial data related to Aichi Biodiversity Target. Secondly, we must ensure the… Read more
Man and child standing in rumble
“It was angry. That's what it sounded like to me. When the roof came off, there were these horrible screeches, this horrible noise. It was devastating, and we all had to run.” Primrose Thomas’ home… Read more
Women monitor the progress of the forest restoration
In the lyrical Colombian village of Pasifueres music is in the air. Girls and boys compose songs from a young age. The lyrics show a passion for their region, La Mojana, and for their village that… Read more
Four Malaysian Women Holding Natural Products
One way to protect biodiversity and ecosystems is to find symbiotic solutions that work for people and for the planet. An exemplar of such a win-win solution is found in Long Kerebangan, located in… Read more
Myanmar gears up for action on climate change
Myanmar is widely considered one of the most vulnerable countries in the world in terms of the impacts of climate change. More intense and frequent floods, cyclones and droughts have caused immense… Read more
UNDP Climate Change Adaptation Exposure Stories
For UNDP, adaptation to climate change means climate-resilient economic development and sustainable livelihoods, especially for vulnerable populations – the poor, women, and indigenous peoples. UNDP… Read more