Young Voices from Amazon to the Planet

The Young Voices from Amazon to the Earth (JVAP) is a volunteer, independent and collaborative initiative launched by the Young Leaders in Protected and Conserved Areas in Latin America and Caribbean Network (ReLLAC-Jovenes) and supported by organizations such as IUCN-WCPA, RARE, and WWF. The initiative aims to articulate and strengthen youth-led actions in the Amazon … Continued

Strengthening African Media

The project ensures citizens in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to accurate, independent information and diverse opinions from quality, professional media sources to make informed decisions and strengthen the democratic process. It aims to ensure media professionals are safer, media organizations adapt for sustainability, that there is a diversity of content and opinions, and that media … Continued

Mass Casualty Management Learning Programme

The WHO Academy’s Mass Casualty Management learning program is a systemic approach to preparing hospital emergency units and responders for mass casualty events – natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and the results of war. While hospitals are typically adept at handling a few patients at a time, the sudden influx of larger numbers of critically … Continued

Women’s Entrepreneur Acceleration Initiative

Entrepreneurs are solving critical challenges affecting gender equality, such as financial inclusion and healthcare, that have only been exacerbated by Covid-19. Yet women entrepreneurs who have experienced such inequalities first-hand often do not receive the resources needed to scale their businesses and solutions. In emerging markets, women-led startups receive only 11% of seed funding and … Continued

Opportunities for Youth in Africa

Opportunities for Youth in Africa is a joint UNIDO and FAO program that proposes an integrated approach for the creation of quality employment and self-employment opportunities for young African professionals in agriculture and agribusiness. Taking into account the economic impact of Covid-19, youth-sensitive analysis serves to identify agricultural and agribusiness opportunities, including innovative markets that … Continued

The Peace Hub

The Peace Hub enables rapid interventions at the community-level throughout Indonesia to address the potentially destabilizing socio-economic impacts of Covid-19. Interventions include delivering essential food supplies to female-led civil society organizations working on peace projects, providing PPE to community police officers, supporting media professionals to dispelling myths and misinformation, and mitigating protection risks for people … Continued

Sustainable Health Care Waste Management

Effective medical waste management during and after the Covid-19 outbreak is an issue in developing countries, and the UNDP is helping authorities across the world to overcome this challenge. In Sri Lanka, the initiative promotes new digital and gender-responsive solutions to local healthcare waste (HCW) management. Work focuses on bridging the last-mile safe disposal of … Continued

Ethical Impact Assessment for AI

This project aims to support UNESCO Member States in implementing the Recommendation on the Ethics of AI and ensuring the ethical design, development and use of AI, through the development of an Ethical Impact Assessment (EIA). EIA will help to predict consequences, mitigate risks, avoid harmful impact, facilitate citizen participation and awareness, and deploy various … Continued

For safer and more peaceful space operations

The Government of Japan aims to lead the development and promotion of international behavioral norms on rendez-vous and proximity operations (RPO) in space. Concentrating Japan’s most prominent experts in space engineering, policy and law, the University of Tokyo conducted a preliminary study funded by the Ministry of Education and Science (MEXT) and supported by the … Continued

Seabed 2030

Ocean knowledge is critical to understanding our planet, yet when Seabed 2030 was launched in 2017, only 6% of the ocean floor had been mapped to modern standards – a figure that has grown steadily to 20.6% in the latest GEBCO Grid. Today, 81% of the ocean floor remains to be mapped within Seabed 2030’s … Continued