Democratic Governance and Peacebuilding

More countries than ever before are working to build democratic governance. UNDP ensures inclusive and effective democratic governance by advocating, advising, fostering impartial spaces for dialogue, achieving consensus and building institutions. UNDP helps governance institutions in countries bring constitutional reforms, organize credible elections, strengthen parliaments, and address policy and institutional options for peace, risk-reduction and development through reconciliation, empowerment and inclusion.

EU - UNDP partnership

The partnership of UNDP and the EU in governance covers a wide field of interventions, both at the policy level and on the ground in numerous countries. more

EU - UNDP partnership supports peacebuilding

EU- funded Local Trust-Builders Network promotes conflict conciliation, positive dialogues and the prevention of violence in the Hill Tracts in Bangladesh. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh.

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A woman shows the photo ID of a relative who disappeared in 1984 in Ayacucho, south-central Peru, one of the hardest hit areas by the two decade-long internal conflict. Photo: Vera Lentz/Yyuyanapaq exhibit
In Peru, remembering the past as a step toward atonement

"Violence devastated entire communities, not only taking the lives of innocent people but also the ancestral knowledge and customs of many indigenous peoples,” Peruvian human rightsmore 

After receiving her training, Aisha gets to work at fixing a faucet in the shelter. Photo: UNDP Syrian Arab Republic
The resilient women of Syria

Aisha fled with her husband and their five children from the devastating conditions in Aleppo and took refuge at a shelter in Tartous governorate, Syria. Atmore 

Through cultural heritage, EU and UNDP bring Cypriots across borders together

Christina Pavlou Solomi Patsia is a former Greek Cypriot resident of the Komi Kebir/Buyukkonuk village, where UNDP recently finished restoring the Agios Afksentios Church. As amore 

The Village Court was able to resolve the case of Pabitra Bala, 65, in twelve days. Photo: UNDP Bangladesh
Justice for Bangladesh’s poorest communities

“If it wasn’t for the Village Court, it would not have been possible to recover my assets through any other means,” said Pabitra Bala, a 65-year-oldmore 

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