UNDP-EU: Democratic Governance
Credible, transparent and fair elections and functioning democratic parliaments are two pillars of a democratic governance system in any country around the world. The partnership between the EU and UNDP is particularly strong in these two areas.
In addition, the partnership spans from promoting countries to advance on human rights, to ensuring that citizens can participate in their societies and that they have equal access to justice. It helps countries manage their borders, train the police and judges. To ensure that local communities have a say in their development the partnership assists countries with decentralization and local governance.
An integral part of UNDP-EU joint initiatives is ensuring that also women participate on equal terms and that their rights are respected.
EU-support to democratic governance
- Over two-thirds of the poor livestock owners in the world are women, totaling over 400 million women. Gender equality is not only a matter of social justice - it makes economic sense. When women have equal access to economic resources, they are a key driving force against poverty. Read about our poverty reduction programmes that focus on gender equality: http://on.undp.org/C55oX #EqualityMonday © UNDP in Nepal 12 hours ago
- Khadra Hussein Mohammad, 28, made history by becoming Somaliland’s first female National Deputy Prosecutor. Khadra is one participant among many in our long-term project to encourage participation of women in the legal profession in Somaliland. Read more about our support for legal education and job placement for women in Somaliland: #EqualityMonday 16 hours ago
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