Feature Story

Supporting Asia and the Pacific towards a more just, resilient future, by the SDGs

March 26, 2021

Beekepers check the hives in Afghanistan
Sustainable Development Goal 1 aims to end poverty in all its forms, everywhere, by 2030. A project backed by the GEF Least Developed Countries Fund helps provide rural communities with income options and training, such as beekeeping in Afghanistan. Photo: S. Omer Sadaat/UNDP

Economic fallout is threatening communities across Asia and the Pacific. Recognizing that strengthened livelihoods are more important than ever in keeping people out of poverty, the United Nations Development Programme is utilizing funding from the GEF Trust Fund and Least Developed Countries Fund to offer climate-resilient livelihood alternatives.