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President Barack Obama speaks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the 2015 Republic Day Parade

What public diplomacy strategies did Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi use during their first official visits to the U.S.?

Polio vaccination

For World Immunization Week: UNDP's Stanislav Saling's case study of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.

India's Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft over Mars.

Insight into a communications trick of the trade from UNDP's Stanislav Saling.

While the Klitschko brothers are known as champions of heavyweight boxing, the older brother Vitali is transforming himself into a politician that represents the new Ukraine.

Formerly called “Doctor Ironfist,” Vitali is extending his heavyweight champion brand far beyond HBO sports audiences -- he has emerged as the international spokesperson for the pro-Western, pro-reform Ukraine. 

On November, 8 2013, Super typhoon Haiyan, the strongest storm ever recorded, destroyed an area as big as Belgium and affected the lives of 14 million people in the central islands of the Philippines.

Immediately following the storm, a surge of prominent international newsmakers and their crews descended on Tacloban and began live reporting from the disaster zone.

The visually powerful coverage resonated around the world: expressions of solidarity and funding poured into the Philippines.

"In a world where more have access to mobile phones than toilets, people expect to participate in shaping public policies.”

The United Nations launched a new public diplomacy initiative that aims to change how decisions are made about world affairs.