Our perspectives in 2015

30 Dec 2015 by Karen Cirillo, Web Editor and Margaret Egbula, Web Editor

woman and child in Viet NamSung Thi My, 18, hopes that, unlike her, all her children will have the opportunity to go to school, to get better jobs, and to have a life she could only dream about. Photo: Nguyen Viet Lan/UNDP Viet Nam
With a new global agreement on climate change and the launch of the Sustainable Development goals (SDGs), 2015 has been a momentous year. Throughout it all, UNDP bloggers have helped to put it all into perspective. This year, UNDP’s blog featured its highest number of posts (208) from more than 150 different authors. From regional policy experts to organizational leaders to country-level programme advisors, these writers shared diverse perspectives of UNDP’s work. Here are some of the highlights. Those who risk everything to find safety deserve a sense of security We’ve read a lot about refugees and migrants this year, but we don’t hear as much about the living situations of refugees and migrants.  Living in unstable and insecure environments and lacking access to basic justice can have a significant effect on their well-being, protection, and rights.  Alejandro Alvarez, who works in Rule of Law, Justice, Security and Human Rights, speaks powerfully about what this actually means for those who have left their homes. An AIDS-free generation was simply unimaginable We produced a series of blog posts about the MDGs, with writers reflecting on their experiences both conceptually and related to specific goals or achievements. Kazuyuki Uji, a policy specialist in … Read more

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