Developing country voices at COP will help call for limiting global warming to “well below” 2 degrees and providing US$100 billion per year for poorer nations to deal with climate change

This year’s UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP 26, is a pivotal moment in the world’s efforts to…

Funding from the Government of Japan provides US$10,000 grants and training to 5 small businesses run by internally displaced people, many of whom have been forced to move by climate change

For Farduus, life was hard enough even before COVID-19 arrived in Somalia in March 2020. Years before, she had…

Funding from the Government of Japan allowed UNDP to deliver PPE and other supplies to prisons and to advocate for the release of low-risk prisoners

When COVID struck Somalia in March 2020, some of the most vulnerable people were literally unable to avoid it: the country’s prisoner population.

“The worst…

The Home of Somali Poetry aims to find out — and promote Somali culture in the process

Spend more than a day or so in Somalia and someone will mention poetry — whether it’s song cycles exchanged between different clans over hundreds of years, anti-colonial verse of the 20th century…

Captain Fatima Abdulkadir talks about her journey through the ranks and her vision for policing in Somalia

She heard it first on the radio on the way to school: the government was setting up a new police force and Puntland’s Armo Police Academy, just opened with funding from UNDP, was…

Our new documentary follows five Somalis doing amazing things to make the country safer and more prosperous

Somalia is a land of beautiful scenery and talented people, but both are overshadowed by the terrible challenges faced here everyday, leaving a one-sided picture of the country.

We wanted to bring…

Japanese funding supports a range of UNDP initiatives to respond to COVID-19

When COVID-19 struck, the Japanese Government was quick to respond, providing millions of dollars to help countries around the world.

These funds have included more than US$1m for UNDP’s work in Somalia to limit infections and help government…

UNDP Somalia

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) works to achieve the eradication of poverty and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

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