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Known for its beautiful sandy beaches and paradise islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a small island developing state located in the Caribbean Sea. Yet for the island’s 100,000-some residents, living on one of the most beautiful places on earth comes at a price.
This International Day for Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, we’re taking a closer look at Virila Pereira, a woman who runs a small business helping small producers in rural Paraguay.
Approximately half a million people living in the Gaza Strip were displaced following a 51-day conflict in the summer of 2014. Roughly 11,000 houses were totally destroyed and 160,000 were damaged.
Climate change does not discriminate. It costs women, men and children all over the world. It disrupts livelihoods, threatens safety and throws whole communities into chaos.
Located in the heart of the Tanga region in Tanzania, Pangani District is home to over 54,000 women, men and children who work, learn and play to the sounds of the Indian Ocean that laps away at 85 km of coastline. The water, with the coming and going of its tides, is the backbone of this community that depends on fishing, agriculture and other water-related activities to earn a living.
For the second part of our series, we travelled over 380 kilometers away from Pangani to the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy. Here we met other Tanzanians who have their own relationship with climate change and rising sea levels.
Over the years, we’ve worked hand-in-hand with the European Union (EU) to implement development projects across the globe, often in some of the world’s most challenging locations. To mark the start of European Development Days, we’re looking at some of the ways UNOPS has supported the EU. Here are just a few of those projects.
In celebration of International Day of UN Peacekeepers, we’re taking a closer look at how UNOPS provides behind the scenes support to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS).
Many women, men and children in Paraguay spend much of their time outside, farming the land around them, to feed and support their families. It can be a hard way to live.
For many people around the world, a lack of economic opportunities often means leaving not only one’s community, but one’s country to search for work. But not for Erkan Hadžić.
Wherever you go, water is life, yet for many Small Island Developing States fresh water resources are often scarce and poorly managed.
Access to clean water can have a big impact on children’s education. They are less likely to get sick, which means fewer days off school and more time spent learning. The students at Derniere Riviere Combined School in Saint Lucia have a lot to say about the importance of clean water.