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Making COVID-19 response third gender inclusive

UNDP in collaboration with the National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India supports the LGBTQ community by enabling them to access social…  



Restoring a Himalayan Haven

Eco-engineering in the Himalayan valley of Daraya Bugyal are reversing damage caused by unsustainable human activity  


Breaking free with books

Empowering Safai Sathis through Education, Financial and Life-skills  


Climate Change and Wellbeing: A PARI and UNDP series

Mapping the voices and lived experiences of ordinary people across India  


Battle of the bugs: on wings of climate change

India is seeing huge declines in native insect species – several of them tied closely to our food security. But it’s hard to get humans viewing insects with the warmth they reserve for, say, furry…  


The Great Coral Grief of Lakshadweep islands

India’s smallest union territory, just 1-2 metres above sea level on average – and where every seventh person is a fisherman – is losing its coral reefs and facing the impact of climate change at…  


Need of the hour: Ensuring safety of health workers to combat Covid-19

Healthcare workers are on the frontlines risking their lives to keep everyone safe. UNDP is ensuring their safety by providing PPEs to them across 8 states in India  


Churu: Blowing hot, blowing cold – mainly hot

In June 2019, Churu, Rajasthan, recorded a global high of 51°Celsius. For many here though that was just one milestone in an expanding summer and other odd changes in seasons that clearly point to…  

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